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Full load hours define the time that a turbine would spend at full load, if it always operated at that level. A high value for full load hours indicates strong and consistent wind conditions. This metric is a key parameter that drives the value and profitability of an offshore wind turbine.

For wind farms with a long distance to the coast, no historical figures for full load hours have been available in the past. However, for the first time, we have operational data for the performance of these remote offshore wind farms.

In this Spark – Energy Insight Remote Offshore Wind Farms Outperforming Expectations, FTI Intelligence summarizes the development of offshore wind farms in the German North Sea and evaluates the impact of operating data on their valuation.

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