ENERCON PartnerKonzept (EPK)
ENERCON’s PartnerKonzept (EPK; ENERCON Partner Concept) gives customers the assurance of consistently high wind turbine availability for up to fifteen years of operation at calculable operating costs. From servicing to safety inspections, maintenance and repairs, all eventualities are covered by one single contract. Guaranteeing a high value-for-money and comprehensive service, the EPK has long since become an acknowledged ENERCON quality feature. More than 90 % of national and international customers have signed an EPK agreement.
Damage caused by unforeseeable events such as acts of nature and vandalism can be covered by a specially developed additional EPK insurance policy. Significantly cheaper than conventional machine failure insurance, the additional EPK insurance policy is now available through all well-known insurance companies. Together the EPK and the supplementary EPK insurance policy owners are ensured maximum coverage.
Yield-oriented cost structure
The fees under the ENERCON PartnerKonzept contract are based on the annual wind turbine output. The customer pays a minimum fee depending on the respective wind turbine type plus a yield-oriented surcharge. The fee is calculated separately for each individual wind turbine / wind farm per year and according to the annual kWh produced during the elapsed operating year. This means that the customer will pay more in good wind years with good yield and less in years with less wind and less yield. The yieldoriented cost structure of the EPK thus stabilises the wind turbines annual profit. To minimise customer charges particularly during the first five-year operational period, ENERCON absorbs half of the EPK fee during that period. The customer is not obliged to pay the full fee until the sixth year of operation. This is a definite benefit for the operator / owner in terms of liquidity.
ENERCON guarantees its customers a technical availability of up to 97 % per year incl. a clearly defined maintenance factor. We offer this high availability for a service life of 15 years – this is unique on the wind market. Our aim is to support the customer during the wind turbine’s entire service life and to enable the highest yields possible. If technical availability is below 97 %, ENERCON issues the customer a credit for the missing income due to the lack of availability.