A comprehensive lightning and surge protection concept is an extremely efficient way to prevent high repair costs and costly downtime at wind power plants.
If a wind turbine generator system fails due to a lightning strike, it may have expensive consequences: It is much more expensive to repair offshore than onshore systems. And once the damaged turbine is out of operation, high profit losses are also incurred.
A clever lightning and surge protection concept, also for transformer platforms, greatly increases the availability of a wind farm. Additional lightning current measuring systems, which transmit the lightning data to a monitoring system, make it easier to plan targeted service and maintenance work. This saves time and costs and ensures optimal system efficiency.