What can renewable regulators and operators learn from the oil and gas industry?
Renewable energy is rapidly gaining momentum as sustainable alternatives to traditional fossil fuels are becoming more sought after worldwide. But why would a renewable energy company need our support?
There is still a ‘renewable spill risk’ that needs to be considered and applied to the oil types used in renewable energy sources. Offshore wind farms, for example, require hydraulic, lubricant, and gear oil to operate and control various mechanical components in the turbines and other equipment.
Oil spill response is science and evidence-based, which is why we need to be informed so that we can research the specific tools and techniques we would need to build a suitable strategy based on the variables encountered during a response. There is also a need to determine whether our current methods would work with wind farm renewable energy spills, specifically wind energy, as the risk profile changes.
From case studies to industry insights, we have information for the renewable energy industry to help with crisis management, dispersants and contingency planning.