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Wind Energy Testing and Certification Services

Providing independent technical advisory, testing, inspection, certification and software to the wind energy industry.

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Overview

We provide independent technical advisory, testing, inspection, certification and software and data services to the wind energy industry. Our comprehensive portfolio of technical advisory services helps stakeholders plan, design, finance, build, invest, operate, maintain and manage their wind energy projects. Our certification, testing and inspection services verify the reliability, performance and compliance of wind turbines and components. We empower confidence in wind energy by helping our stakeholders mitigate risk and navigate complexities throughout the project life cycle and across the value chain.

Learn more about our wind energy services:

Project development support

Decisions made during the earliest stages of wind project development are crucial to long-term success. We help you navigate complexities and mitigate risks associated with site screening, feasibility, resource assessment, plant design, energy assessment, technology selection and suitability, infrastructure, balance of plant, permitting support and environment assessment. Learn more.

Asset management

Growing investments in renewable power plants, aging fleets and the desire to ensure safety while maximizing asset value drive companies to leverage our asset management services. We help you evaluate and optimize your projects’ operations and maintenance (O&M), contracts, health and safety, and remaining useful life. Our goal is to help you maximize energy production, reduce downtime and O&M costs, ensure project safety and support key decisions around asset life and repowering. Learn more.

Due diligence

We provide comprehensive, flexible and timely due diligence services for the wind industry. We help make the critical financial close of a wind project as smooth and successful as possible. Tap into our technical and commercial expertise as well as our knowledge of the intricacies of project finance to help you raise capital. Our team of engineers and technical advisers will help you prepare your project for financing, mitigate risk, and help ensure it is technically sound and ready for construction. The approach we employ for our Independent Engineering (IE) reports has been thoroughly vetted with some of the world’s top lead arrangers and lenders, so we know exactly what they are looking for, helping ensure a timely transaction. Learn more.

Grid solutions

Our grid solutions services focus on integrating large quantities of renewable energy into the power grid. As the renewable energy market grows, so does the importance of quantifying the impact of centralized and distributed wind and solar technologies on our power infrastructure. Understanding power generation characteristics that result from wind variability across space and time is key to helping ensure safe, reliable and economical operations. Learn more.

Software and data

We offer a range of software products to support the development, assessment and operation of renewable energy projects. These products leverage our knowledge and expertise to enable your team to do its work more productively, effectively and with the option to work more independently. Learn more.

Large scale grid and market studies

Developing good policies and effective plans for expanding renewable energy requires reliable and detailed information about resources, energy production potential, plant output characteristics, economic impact and other factors. If you are responsible for putting policies or infrastructure in place to ensure a sound growth path and reliable energy delivery, we can provide the data and expert advice you need. Learn more. 

Certification

As wind energy technologies advance, their continued safety, reliability and performance must be assured. As safety science experts, we help clients navigate these risks through certification for products, projects and grid code compliance. The UL certification extends compliance and provides assurance and confidence in the reliability of renewable energy technology. Learn more.

Testing and inspection

Manufacturers looking to verify the safety, reliability and performance of renewable technologies, such as wind turbines and peripheral equipment, rely on our technical and safety science experts to help navigate the risks. We operate renewable energy testing sites around the globe and perform inspections of operating equipment in the field. Learn more.

Why UL

With a team of more than 500 experts and decades of experience, we have worked on the certification, testing and design of more than 200,000 megawatts of onshore and offshore wind projects in more than 140 countries throughout the world.

  • We have advised 90 percent of the top wind project developers and plant owners.
  • Issued  more than 350 type certificates on more than 150 wind turbine configurations for 30 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
  • More than 1,200 conformity statements were issued for more than 65 OEMs.
  • Issued more than 50 component certificates issued for more than 10 OEMs.
  • Delivered more than 5,000 preliminary wind assessment reports and more than 7,000 datasets and maps in more than 80 countries since 2012.
  • Lender’s engineer for approximately half of all lenders active in wind project finance.
  • Independent/owner’s engineer for more than 550 wind and solar projects since 2012.
  • Forecast provider for more than 70 gigawatts of installed renewable energy projects.
  • Completed more than 700 wind power performance tests on more than 350 wind projects.
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