Optimising Wind Farms In Cold Climates

Optimising Wind Farms in Cold Climates

Wednesday 26 November 2014
08:30

Registration And Morning Refreshments

09:00

Chair’s Welcome And Opening Remarks

Esa Peltola, Principal Scientist, VTT

Cost Analysis And Risk Assessments

09:15

Smartly Investing In De-icing Systems To Effectively Avoid Financial Loss

  • How to cut down costs when integrating de-icing systems in wind turbines
  • Economic advantages of de-icing systems to prevent production loss
  • Positively affecting aerodynamic movements
  • Advantages of including de-icing systems in blades at an early stage

Matthew Wadham-Gagnon, Project Manager, TechnoCentre Éolien

09:45

Developer Case Study: Using De-icing And Anti-icing Systems To Tackle Production Loss

  • Why using a de-icing system?
  • Which challenges did we encounter?
  • Where do we need improvements?

Petteri Laaksonen, Managing Director, TuuliSaimaa Oy

10:30

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments 

11:00

Blade Protection Systems Control And Their Performance Under Cold Climate Conditions 

  •  Icing conditions and various ice classes
  • Different working principles and design needs for blade protection systems
  • Assessing system performance and financial benefits
  • Pros and cons of each system in mitigating the risks of icing and production loss

Jeroen Dillingh,   Senior Scientist, VTT

11:30

Implementing Bespoke Strategies Depending On The Size Of Wind Farms

  • Effectively assessing risks when dealing with icing in small wind farms

  • How to cleverly absorb risks in bigger wind farms 

12:00

Testing Turbine Components To Reduce Maintenance Costs Due To Extreme Low Temperatures

  • How to avoid to postpone maintenance

  • Mitigate weather impact on turbine availability and profitability

  • Validating large and heavy wind turbine components under extreme temperatures

Pieter Jan Jordaens, Business Development And Innovation, OWI-LAB

12:30 Networking Lunch

Latest Solutions To Improve Blades Performance

13:30

Preventative Maintenance On Rotor Blades At Havøygavlen Windpark

  • From 2008 until today: what did we learn on preventative maintenance?

  • Who is doing what: planning, executing and controlling preventative maintenance

  • Repair and inspection methods for improved rotor blades performance

Egon Leonharsen, CEO, Arctic Wind A/S

14:15

Performance Analysis Of An Anti-Icing System

  • Advantages of using an anti-icing system
  • Validation of design and functionality
  • Field experience on yield improvement 

Nils Lehming, Product Manager, Nordex Energy GmbH

15:15

Hands-on Experience: Production Gains When Using Heated Blades

  • Comparing performance of heated and unheated blades in icing conditions
  • How icing affects different sites performance when using heated blades

Nils Borstelmann, Head Of Sales - Finland, Enercon

Laura Kokkala, Sales Manager, Enercon

15:45

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments

16:15

Carbon Fibre Versus Hot Air: Which Option Is Favourable To Increase Production Performance?

  • Determining financial benefits in using carbon fibre or hot air
  • Comparing prices and investment potential
  • Assessing impact of lightning on carbon fibre
16:45

Panel Discussion: Icing Lessons Learnt: A Developer And OEM’s Perspective

  • To what extent icing affects wind farms performance and AEP?

  • From pre-construction to maintenance: which role does icing play?

  • What strategies have been effective in tackling icing challenges?

Nils Borstelmann, Head Of Sales Finland, Enercon

René Lemoine, Project Manager, SwissWinds Development 

Alexander Morber, Country Manager Nordic Area, Nordex Energy GmbH

Tommy Eriksson, H&S Manager,   Skellefteå Kraft AB

17:45 Chair’s Closing Remarks
18:00 Networking Drinks Reception

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