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Turbine availability

This factor defines the expected average turbine availability of the wind farm over the life of the project.  It represents, as a percentage, the factor which needs to be applied to the gross energy to account for the loss of energy associated with the amount of time the turbines are unavailable to produce electricity. Similar factors are needed for the 'Balance of Plant' availability, which relates to the electrical infrastructure of the site and 'Grid Availability', which relates to the availability of the grid over which power can be exported.

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