Tropical storm preparedness for onshore renewable energy projects
27 June 2019
AXIS Capital, in association with RCG, has prepared a white paper on tropical storm preparedness for onshore renewable energy projects. The report recommends steps for preparing onshore wind farms, fixed solar farms and battery storage facilities for hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons, collectively known as tropical storms.
The aim of the report is to highlight the key vulnerabilities of projects to high wind speed events, and provide typical mitigation procedures that can be checked as means of protecting the asset. It covers mitigations at the design, construction and operational phases, each presented as self-standing sections, which flow together to provide a complete story, with the balance of the weight on operations. Key issues identified are where the key risks lie, and how these may be addressed. Brief descriptions to aid understanding, plus diagrams and checklists, provide the context to the guidelines.