Wind developers plan to add some 6.5-7.5 GW of energy to the grid through repowering projects in 2024.

Repowering could account for nearly half of all new wind additions to the grid in 2024.

Advances in wind turbine technology mean replacing outdated equipment with new equipment could boost a wind project’s output by some 10%, Wilmot said. Factor in degradation from aging materials, and you could add another 5% to a wind farm’s productivity. That means repowering could add 10-20% more capacity to the average wind installation built in 2012 or earlier, he said.


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