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

Investigating Wind Turbine Icing By Combining SCADA Data And Modeling   

  • Why a standard approach to icing detection from SCADA data is necessary
  • How meteorological modeling can enhance our understanding of icing periods identified from SCADA data, reducing risk and increasing output
  • Comparison of turbine power output in active and passive icing conditions

Neil Davis, Research Assistant, DTU 

Icing: Weather Forecasting And Modelling 

10:15

Production Losses Due To Icing - Validation Of Model Chain

  • Observed and modeled liquid water content
  • Validation of production loss model based on SCADA data
  • Examples of applications such as site assessment year to year variability, and performance of de-icing systems

Stefan  Söderberg, CEO, Meteorologist Wind Analyst, WeatherTech Scandinavia AB  

10:45

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments 

11:15

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 

11:45

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

12:15

Advancements On How To Avoid Production Losses Due To Icing

  • Measurements with nacelle mounted lidar under icing conditions
  • Looking into the latest model developments and gains in tackling production losses
  • Model verification versus SCADA data

Øyvind Byrkjedal, R&D Manager, Kjeller Vindteknikk  

12:45

Networking Lunch 

Hands-on Experience OF Reducing Losses Caused By Icing 

13:45

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 , Head Of Department, Project Development, DNV GL

14:15

How Ice Prevention Increases Project Profitability 

  • How to create a better business case by removing ice uncertainty
  • Winter ride-through: keep turbine in production through icing 
  • What are the retrofit requirements to ensure effective ice prevention? 
Petteri Antikainen, CEO, Wicetec 
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 

Dr. Gesa Patzelt   , Project Manager, Fraunhofer IFAM

15:45

Overview Of Test And Certification Possibilities For Cold Climate Compliance

  • What are the possibilities in Europe to test for cold climate compliance – a closer look on laboratory and field testing possibilities
  • Pros and cons of different available test infrastructure for cold climate testing  
  • A closer look at the benefits of climate chamber testing to reduce risk, proof cold climate compliance and certification purpose

Pieter Jan Jordaens , Business Development And Innovation, OWI Lab 

16:15

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

  • 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 Jordaens Business Development & Innovation,  OWI Lab

René Cattin , Head Of Meteorology, Meteotest 

Göran Ronsten, O&M Manager, Swedish Wind Energy Coop 

17:30

Chair’s Closing Remarks 

17:45

End of Day 1 

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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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