Operation of Wind Power Plants in Cold Climate

2019-01-23 - 2019-01-24
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VERBUND Wind Power Austria GmbH
Europaplatz 2, 1150 Vienna, Austria
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300.00 € - 690.00 €
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Atmospheric icing has a significant impact on the development and the operation of wind turbines. Ice on the rotor blades disturbs the aerodynamics and thus causes production losses and increased noise emissions. Moreover, the additional ice loads may lead to extreme loads and increased fatigue. Depending on the requirements from local authorities wind turbine operators have to prevent ice throw from the turbines leading to additional downtimes and production losses. Thus, an optimized and efficient operation of wind turbines under icing conditions has become a very important topic over the last couple of years.

The main topics of the VGB conference "Operation of Wind Power Plants in Cold Climate" will deal with the optimization of wind turbine operation under cold climate conditions. The aim is to increase operational safety and reliability as well as to reduce production losses due to icing. Operational concepts will be presented by the manufacturers of wind power plants and wind turbine operators. Manufacturers of rotor blade based ice detectors will present there technologies for a reliable ice and “no ice” detection. The conference will be completed by presentations about ice throw and ice forecasting.

The conference will mainly highlight the following topics:

  • Operational optimization concepts
    • Manufacturer of wind power plants
    • Manufacturer of ice detection systems
    • Operators of wind turbines
  • Ice throw
  • Ice forecasting

The programme will leave enough time for extensive discussions and answering your questions.

The conference addresses operators of wind power plants and all persons and institutions that are directly or indirectly involved in the installation or operation of wind power plants.

We would be very pleased to welcome you in Vienna in order to optimise the operation of wind power plants under cold climate conditions together with you.

  • Programme
    (Subject to revision)

    Last update: 8 October 2018

    Wednesday, 23 Januaryr 2019
    10:30 Wind energy in cold climate at VERBUND
    Dietmar Reiner, VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
    11:00 Activities of VGB PowerTech in the field of wind energy
    Mario Bachhiesl, Ulrich Langnickel, VGB PowerTech e.V.
    11:30 IEA Wind Task 19 - latest results and future work
    Ville Lehtomaki, IEA
    12:00 Lunch Break
      Ice Detection Systems I
    13:00 What do blade-based ice sensors detect?
    Saskia Bourgeois, Meteotest AG
    13:20 Why reliable ice detection is the centerpiece of optimized operation in cold climates
    Christian Lindemann, fos4X GmbH
    13:40 Using aerodynamic force measurements for rapid ice detection on blades
    Fabio Bertolotti, SSB Wind Systems GmbH & Co. KG | Nidec Industrial Automation
    14:00 Panel discussion
    14:30 Coffee break
      Ice Detection Systems II
    15:00 Increasing efficiency by predictive ice detection
    Thomas Schlegl, eologix sensor technology Gmbh
    15:20 Besides yield losses - impacts of cold climate operation on the rotor
    John Reimers, Weidmüller Monitoring Systems GmbH
    15:40 IDD.Blade for ice detection on rotor blades - Increase your energy yield through our latest developments
    Carsten Ebert, Timo Klaas, Wölfel Engineering GmbH + Co. KG
    16:00 Panel discussion
    16:30 End of lecture programme
    19:00 Evening event
    Thursday, 24 January 2019
      Operation Optimization I
    09:00 Strategies for tackling cold climate challenges
    Anne Mette Nodeland, ENERCON GmbH
    09:20 Concepts from the manufacturer´s perspective
    09:40 Panel discussion
    10:00 Coffee break
      Operation Optimization II
    10:30 Wind Power in cold climate and operational experience
    Sebastian Johansen, Fortum Corporation
    10:50 Wind energy in cold climate: Performance optimization during operation
    Simon Kloiber, VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
    11:10 Challenges and concepts in the international wind turbine operation under cold climate conditions
    Martin Jahn, WEB Windenergie AG
    11:30 Panel discussion
    12:00 Lunch break
      Ice Forecast / Ice Throw
    13:00 ICE CONTROL - Ensemble-Icing-Forecasts for innovative operational management of wind turbines under icing conditions
    Alexander Beck, Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik
    13:20 ICE CONTROL – Set-up and evaluation of an ensemble forecast model chain for icing conditions
    Manfred Dorninger, University of Vienna
    13:40 Advances in icing forecasts using machine learning
    Beatrice Brailey, DNV GL - Energy
    14:00 Assessing the risk of ice-fall and ice-throw
    Andreas Krenn, Energiewerkstatt Verein
    14:20 Panel discussion
    15:00 End of conference