23 May '17, 1pm

Building it Better: How Wind EPCs Are Driving Down Wind Energy Cost

Building it Better: How Wind EPCs Are Driving Down Wind Energy Cost

While the all-in cost to build a wind farm has fallen dramatically over the years, due in part to larger and more powerful turbines that can harness more wind energy for less money, the cost of building the projects themselves has also fallen but still has a ways to go. “Driving out waste in our industry is always at the forefront of our minds,” said Tim Maag, the Vice President and general manager of wind for Mortenson Construction, one of the top wind EPCs in the United States. Maag acknowledges that collectively the wind industry has made a lot of progress in bringing down costs but said that type of work is never done. “Driving out waste is something that you never stop working on.” First Standardize, Then Improve Maag said that early on Mortenson developed standard work instructions for all of the work it does building a wind farm but that is only the first step. Once...

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