Optimising Wind Farms In Cold Climates

Optimising Wind Farms in Cold Climates

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Sgurr Energy


SgurrEnergy is a leading renewable energy consultancy, providing engineering and technical advisory services in onshore and offshore wind, solar, wave and tidal and hydro projects. Our global team of over 230 engineers and consultants has extensive international experience, having worked on over 160GW of renewable energy developments worldwide.




Wicetec, is a wind turbine ice prevention system supplier. We provide the complete Ice Prevention System for our customers to increase availability throughout the lifetime of our turbines


Bosch Rexroth


Economical, precise, safe and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications, and Engineering, and Factory Automation to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source.

Kjeller Vindtenknikk


Kjeller Vindteknikk was established in 1998 in Kjeller, Norway, as a spin-off from the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE). With the increasing number of customers in Sweden, a subsidiary was open in Stockholm in 2009. Today, we are one of the leading companies in wind measurement and analysis in Norway and Sweden. Our staff consists of meteorologists, physicists, engineers, and technicians. The company is owned by its employees and by the board members. We are therefore completely independent of other interests in the industry. This independence provides security for our customers.



WeatherTech Scandinavia AB is an Uppsala-based company that offers qualified consultancy services such as customized wind and weather related reports, and weather forecast services for the power industry and actors on the energy market. The company was founded in 2008 and have broad meteorological competence from university and wind industry including many years of experience from modeling the atmospheric processes



Nordex is a trend-setting manufacturer of highly efficient large-scale turbines for strong, moderate and light wind onshore locations. The “Generation Gamma” range comprises the N90/2500 (IEC1), the N100/2500 (IEC2) and the N117/2400 (IEC3). “Generation Delta” comprises the N100/3300 (IEC1), the N117/3000 (IEC2) and the N131/3000 (IEC3)). Cold climate versions additionally help to open up high-yield cold locations. Solution-driven innovations such as the Anti-Icing-System and a range of tower solutions expand the application area of the systems. The Anti-Icing System heats the aerodynamically most important surfaces of the rotor blades, thus reducing ice formation efficiently, resulting in considerable yield gains at sites characterised by frequent ice formation. The average availability of all Nordex turbines is more than 98%. Nordex has installed a total of around 6,200 turbines with an aggregate capacity of 10,700 MW all around the world.



As one of the leading companies in wind energy, with a worldwide installed capacity of 40 GW, ENERCON has a long history of providing well-functioning technological solutions to the challenges of the wind industry. One of the biggest challenges of today is sites with icing conditions, which among other issues can cause major energy losses. Problems regarding icing have been a known topic for many years, and ENERCON installed its first prototype of a blade heating system with hot-air inside the blade already in 1996. During the last 20 years, several improvements of the system have been made and ENERCON is still striving to enhance it. ENERCON has also developed a technology for ice detection, which uses deviations in the power curve to detect ice accretion on the blades. This system has been thoroughly investigated and approved by the German certification company TÜV Nord. Another important challenge is sites with low temperatures, which can affect the physical properties of the materials and the fluids. ENERCON has a cold climate package to solve this problem, ensuring full energy production down to -30°C and reduced production to -40°C. Both the cold climate package and the rotor blade heating system can reduce the energy losses at a site significantly, ensuring a stable energy production throughout the winter.

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The TechnoCentre éolien, a key player in Québec's wind energy network

The TechnoCentre éolien (TCE) is a centre of expertise that supports the development of the wind industry through research, technology transfer and technical assistance for businesses. The TCE's primary areas of activity relate to wind energy in cold climates and complex terrain, adaptation of technologies, and integration of Quebec businesses into wind industry supply chains.

Founded in 2000, the TechnoCentre éolien is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to contribute to the development of a made-in-Québec industrial wind energy network that can compete on North American and world stages while promoting the Gaspésie?Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, central to this emerging niche of Québec's economy.

The TCE owns and operates the Site nordique expérimental en éolien CORUS (SNEEC) which features two 2.05-MW Senvion wind turbines, a hybrid microgrid wind-diesel-other source power station, two 126-metre wind measurement masts and a LIDAR.

We offer a flexible approach that addresses industry needs. We fulfill our mandates confidentially but can also obtain for our clients the support of our network of university, industrial and institutional partners. Regardless of the mandate, we guarantee the independence of our results.

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TechnoCentre eolien

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