Optimising Wind Farms In Cold Climates

Optimising Wind Farms in Cold Climates


Forum Day 1: Thursday 10 December 2015
08:30

Registration 

09:00

Chair's Opening Remarks 

Matthew Wadham-Gagnon , Project Lead, TechnoCentre éolien

Financial, Site And Wind Assessment 

09:15

Reducing Financial Risk When Developing Wind Farms In Cold Climates

  • How do banks perceive icing?
  • Improving standards on cold climates for increased project bankability
  • Current best practices to minimise financial risks 

Ville Lehtomaki , Research Scientist, VTT

09:45

How To Get A Better Assessment Of Site Icing And Its Impact On Power Output 

  • Finnish icing atlas vs. real production data in icing conditions
  • Lidar performance in sites affected by cold climates and icing
  • Effects on AEP uncertainty and project bankability during assessment and operational phases
  • Addressing the need for standardisation procedures

Toni Krankkala , Projects Director, Puhuri

10:15

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments 

Icing: Weather Forecasting And Modelling 

10:45

Effectively Determining Icing Variability In Space And Time

  • Using modelling to determine icing variability
  • Winter variability and the impact on icing predictability
  • Considering the different location factors when assessing icing variability 
  • What solutions should developers apply to counteract icing unpredictability? 

Mark Zagar , Meteorologist, Vestas 

11:15

Modelling Long-Term Icing Potential In Order To Reduce Uncertainties

  • Assessment of measured short term icing and meteorological data at a specific site
  • Modelling of long term icing conditions
  • Comparing modelling predictions with real icing data
  • Ascertaining icing probability at a specific site
  • Taking into account site conditions in order to find the best-fit icing modelling to limit uncertainty

Hans Ole. Lørup , Nordic Business Manager, Sgurr Energy

11:45

Improving Forecasting For A Positive Impact On AEP

  • Validation of new model for short-term forecasting
  • The potential role short-term forecasting can play in determining icing variability
  • What necessary adjustments can be made to improve long-term forecasting?
  • Who is responsible for such adjustments?
  • Benefits of using a long-term icing climate database
  • Integrating icing forecasting with O&M activities 

To join this session please contact Raihan Chowdhury at rmc@windpowermonthly.com +44 (0)20 8267 4337

12:15

Networking Lunch 

Hands-on Experience OF Reducing Losses Caused By Icing 

13:15

Quantification Of Energy Loss Caused By Icing Using Scada Data And Pre-Construction Meteorological Masts In The Nordic Region

  • Looking at interannual icing loss variability for a more accurate estimation
  • The influence a control strategy can have on a turbine’s icing loss
  • Use of pre-construction data to estimate post-construction losses
  • Applying long-term corrections to pre-construction estimates
  • A validated icing map of Sweden and impact on reducing energy loss

Carla Ribeiro , Senior Team Leader, Project Development, DNV GL

13:45

How To Handle Losses Due To Icing And The Impact On Grids

  • Learn how to realistically determine how much icing grids can handle over a specific period of time
  • Implementing a specific plan of action when icing occurs
  • Counteracting variability of icing in order to limit impact on grids 
14:15

Practical Case Studies And Strategies To Minimise Energy Loss In Sites Affected By Icing

  • How can different software packages perform loss calculations?
  • Assessing and improving calculation accuracy
  • Estimating the forecasted loss by icing when using only limited measurements 

Niklas Sondell , Senior Wind Resource Analyst, Statkraft (Subject to approval)

14:45

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments 

Testing And Standardisation Measures 

15:15

Development Of Materials And Testing Of Surfaces To Help Counteract Icing Challenges 

  • Considering the potential of ice-adhesion testing and, specifically, glare-ice and rime-ice factors
  • Advancements in icing-tests in lab-scale
  • Pros and cons of icing-tests in icing wind-tunnels
  • Examining the results of natural icing testing and the impact on reducing surface icing 

Volkmar Stenzel , Head of Department Paint/Lacquer Technology, Fraunhofer IFAM

15:45

Implementing Testing Standardisation Procedures For Icing Issues

  • What are the wind tunnel testing possibilities?
  • A closer look at the potential of climate chamber testing for reducing icing repercussions
  • Addressing the need for more cold climate field testing and practical solutions to implement it 

Pieter Jan Joardens , Business Development And Innovation, OWI-Lab 

16:15

IEA Task 19 Panel Discussion: From ‘Best Practices’ To Standardisation Of Icing Measures

  • Examining existing standards and requirements and expanding them to meet specific icing challenges 
  • How to advance the state-of-the-art on testing for cold climates
  • Developing fit for purpose standards on icing severity and loss
  • Bridging the gap between test standards and certification for cold climates

Participants include:

Ville Lehtomaki , Research Scientist, VTT

Pieter Jan Joardens , Business Development & Innovation, OWI Lab

17:15

Chair’s Closing Remarks 

17:30

End of Day 1 

event partners

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Finnish Wind Power Association

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TechnoCentre eolien

praise for optimising wind farms in cold climates

“Excellent Networking.”  UTT Research Science, UTT

OWI Lab

“Interesting event from market / technology intelligence on cold climate wind turbines.” 
Business Development & Innovation, Sirris / Owi-Lab

Nelja Energia
“Great event with really focused content.” 
Production Manager, Nelja Energia AS

COWI

“Lots of useful information and experiences.” 
Wind & Site Engineer, Cowi A/S

Vattenfall

“Good experience and information sharing.” 
WTG Technology Manager, Vattenfall

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