Our approach to the management of energy production is based on vertical integration, ranging from site identification, to design, to engineering construction, and to park management, including maintenance and weather forecasting. We enriched our wind business adding comprehensive management of the farms that covers the entire value chain, including management and maintenance. It is a choice that sets us apart from most other wind energy operators, which usually outsource the operational management and maintenance.
The advantages of a vertical integration model
Our industrial heritage has become an important distinguishing feature and a fundamental lever supporting the way we do business, from the point of view of both the management cost savings and the production control. On the latter front, there are two major benefits of direct management and maintenance of our wind farms:
- greater availability of the plants, since we can programme our maintenance to fit into low wind periods during which production is close to zero;
- this increases production, since the plant becomes more available at times when the wind is optimal.