Thunderstorms and lightning represent a significant environmental risk for wind power. The aim of the collaboration between the two companies is to enable wind energy operators and German companies to support all phases in the life of a wind farm – from assessment, construction, operation and maintenance to repowering – with proactive lightning risk management.

Marco Hansen, Vice President of Service Engineering at RECASE, highlights the impact of this collaboration on the customer experience:

“From our experience, we know that wind turbines are often struck by lightning, but that lightning is not always recognised as the cause of damage or failure.

In addition, the lightning protection system can be affected or pre-damaged by frequent lightning strikes. If this goes undetected, there is an increased risk of lightning damage to the wind turbine.

Using METEORAGE data makes it easier to recognise the frequency and causality of lightning events and to take appropriate action.”

“Lightning is one of the greatest hazards for wind farms. METEORAGE has made it its mission to reduce these risks, and we are very proud of this partnership with RECASE, a renowned company with which we share a commitment to providing decision-support tools to save lives and property,” concludes METEORAGE chairman Dominique Lapeyre de Chavardès on the importance of this initiative for both players.

About RECASE Regenerative Energien GmbH

RECASE is an independent and experienced engineering company, which specialises in engineering services in the renewable energies and in particular wind energy technology. The long term and wind industry experienced team is active in the onshore and the offshore sector and supports suppliers, developers, and operators worldwide.

Contact :

Marco Hansen, VP
RECASE Regenerative Energien GmbH
Rendsburger Str. 54c – 24866 Busdorf – GERMANY

Phone: +49 462 14216640
Mobile: +491726957955

Email: mha@recase.de
Website: www.recase.de

About METEORAGE

METEORAGE is a global provider of lightning risk management and decision support solutions for a wide range of sectors (renewable energy, utilities, industry, aviation, national meteorological services, insurance, etc.). More than 3,500 customers rely on its data for people safety, operations planning, maintenance optimisation and lightning and thunderstorm exposure analysis. Over the past 30 years, METEORAGE has earned a reputation for the quality and usefulness of its services, based upon its high precision lightning detection network, covering Europe with an over 98% detection efficiency and a 100-meter median location accuracy. Outside Europe, METEORAGE provides the same services using the GLD360 long distance network. METEORAGE has been committed to CSR Responsibility Europe at a confirmed level, making ethics and social responsibility an integral part of its culture and day-to-day operations.

Contact: 
Julie SERRE, Area Manager Northern Europe
METEORAGE
11 Boulevard Lucien Fabre – 64000 Pau – FRANCE

Phone: +33 673 611232

E-Mail: js@meteorage.com
Website: https://www.meteorage.com

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