Trends, Strategies, and Technologies for Reducing Wind Turbine Downtime

East Aurora, N.Y. – April 27, 2017 – Wind energy experts from the Industrial Group of Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) and DNV GL, an international research and advisory organization, will join Windpower Engineering Editorial Director Paul Dvorak on May 3 at 2 p.m. ET for a discussion on how to reduce a wind turbine’s Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE), improve pitch system reliability and trim unscheduled maintenance. To register for this webinar, click here.

Improving turbine reliability and uptime is critical to reducing a wind farm operator's Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) and remaining competitive in today’s renewable market. While in the past, much of an operator’s focus has been on improving the design and operation of gearbox assemblies in order to reduce downtime, there is now a significant opportunity to reduce maintenance requirements and lifecycle costs by improving pitch control system design.

Webinar attendees will:

  • Learn how improving turbine reliability can reduce LCoE
  • Understand a pitch system’s impact on performance
  • See how optimizing a pitch system’s design will increase uptime, and
  • Find out how reducing maintenance-related downtime can improve productivity

The speakers for the May 3 webinar are:

  • Francesco Vanni, senior engineer in the Asset Integrity and Performance department, DNV GL
  • Prasad Padman, marketing director Industrial Solutions, Moog
  • Moderator: Paul Dvorak, editorial director, Windpower Engineering

About Moog

Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog Industrial Group designs and manufactures high performance motion control products, solutions and services combining electric, hydraulic, and hybrid technologies with expert consultative support in a range of applications in energy, industrial machinery, simulation and test markets. We help performance-driven companies to design and develop their next-generation equipment. Moog Industrial Group, with fiscal year 2016 sales of US $515 million and over 40 locations worldwide, is part of Moog Inc. (NYSE:MOG.A and MOG.B), which has sales of US $2.41 billion. For more information, please visit