Wind Power Operations & Maintenance

A 14-week online course
Jan 25 – April 19

In partnership with

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A COLLEGE COURSE
ACCREDITED BY BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

This is a course in our Offshore Wind Tech Certificate Program, currently open to COHORT 1 (the group that started in Jan 2020), and open to all Martha’s Vineyard residents for professional advancement or continuing education in engineering.

COURSE: Wind Power Operations & Maintenance (O & M)
CODE: EGR 283
DAY: TBD
TIME: TBD
DATES: Week of Jan 25-Week of Apr 19, 2021
DURATION: 14 weeks
LOCATION: Online via Zoom
INSTRUCTOR: TBD
RESULT: 4 undergraduate credits from Bristol Community College; 4 out of 23 credits needed for certification in Wind Technician Training
FULL PRICE*: $861
*Cohort members pay special pricing

This course is designed to provide the operational and mechanical skills required for an entry level technical position in global wind industry.  It will equip individuals with knowledge and skills required for operation and maintenance of wind energy projects of different scales — from small commercial and municipal turbines to utility scale wind farms located offshore or land-based. Topics include: Maintenance Operations, Cooling/Heating systems, PLCs and SCADA, Bearings, Gearboxes and Yaw Systems. Three lecture and three laboratory hours per week.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate maintenance operations and define equipment requirements for wind power systems including reporting, inspection, monitoring and protection methods.
  • Demonstrate inspection, maintenance and operation of Cooling and Heating systems used in the wind power industry.
  • Demonstrate the basic functions of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) & Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems used in the wind power industry.
  • Analyze bearing specifications and demonstrate the associated installation, maintenance, inspection and replacement systems and processes.
  • Recognize and define gearbox types, functions and general operations including lubrication, maintenance and inspection.
  • Recognize and define Yaw control system components, function and maintenance requirements.

If you have already applied for a course in the Wind program, you will be contacted shortly with information to register for all courses available to Wind students!