Optimising Wind Farms In Cold Climates

Optimising Wind Farms in Cold Climates

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Registration And Morning Refreshments


Chair’s Welcome And Opening Remarks

Esa Peltola, Principal Scientist, VTT

Cost Analysis And Risk Assessments


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


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


Networking Break And Morning Refreshments 


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

Ville Lehtomäki , Research  Scientist, VTT


Ice Prevention System – Reducing Uncertainty In Project Finance

  • Benefits in different project stages
  • Removing ice induced uncertainty in energy production
  • Increasing availability when it matters
  • Addressing development needs
Petteri Antinkainen, CEO, Wicetec Oy

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

Development Of An Icing Atlas For Finland

  • Wind and icing maps of Finland 

  • Benefits of using the atlas for icing forecasting

  • Experiences from wind farms in Sweden – validation of the models

Sónia Lileo,   Branch Manager Sweden,  Kjeller Vindteknikk


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


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

Anne Mette Nodeland, Site Assessment Manager, Enercon

Laura Kokkala, Sales Manager, Enercon


Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments


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?

Katharina Roloff, Site Assessment And Yield Estimation Manager, Enercon

René Lemoine, Project Manager, SwissWinds Development 

Alexander Morber, Country Manager Nordic Area, Nordex Energy GmbH

Tommy Eriksson, H&S Manager,   Skellefteå Kraft AB

16:45 Chair’s Closing Remarks
17:00 End Of Day 1

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