Clir’s team works to quantify the risk reduction benefit so that the client can make an informed decision about whether to mitigate the risk. Our team has extensive experience working with operations, site and OEM teams, supporting our clients’ risk mitigation implementations.
A theoretical example of risk reduction in practice:
Natural catastrophe (lightning) and attrition loss (blades)
Enhanced inspection regime to sooner identify damage before it turns catastrophic and to verify lightning protection integrity
- Adjust inspection schedule according to conditions.
- Drone inspections rather than ground-mounted.
- Expand scope to include internal inspections and targeted inspection of the earthing system and lightning monitoring system in accordance with applicable IEC standards.
Aftermarket lightning card strike system to increase the proportion of strikes covered by OEM rather than insurance.
O&M survey responses, quarterly verification of approach with photographs/logs and industry benchmarks.
Clir’s guided mitigation
- A small fee was paid to have the O&M provider adjust the frequency and method of inspection
- The contract was renegotiated at renewal to up the frequency of inspections
- An independent third party was brought in for verification
Standardized risk rank was reduced once a new inspection regime was in place.
The farm reliability increased and the risk reduction was considered by insurers on renewal.