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 increases 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.
For the first time the results of the
VGB Research Project “Benchmark of blade-based ice detection systems”
will be presented at the conference "Operation of Wind Power Plants in Cold Climate".
A comprehensive field test was launched in spring 2016 by VGB together with its member companies being active in the field of wind energy. The main objective of this project was to install and test four blade-based ice detection systems on the same wind turbine and during several winters. Meteotest has been mandated to lead the project and evaluate the results of the field test. The field test was carried out between 2016 and 2020 at the wind park StorRotliden in Västerbotten, Sweden. The wind park consists of 40 Vestas V90 wind turbines, which are non-heated. The wind park is owned and operated by Vattenfall.
The following topics will be highlighted at this event in order to enable an optimized and efficient operation of wind turbines under icing conditions:
- Outcome of the VGB Research Projects dealing with ice detection
- Operational optimization concepts
- Operators of wind turbines
- Manufacturer of wind power plants
- Manufacturer of ice detection systems
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 Höchberg or as participant at the Webinar in order to optimise the operation of wind power plants under cold climate conditions together with you.
Programme>(Subject to revision)
Last update: 7 October 2020
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 10:45 IDD.Blade® field experience – knowledge base for efficient operation in cold climate conditions
Timo Klaas, Wölfel Wind Systems GmbH
11:30 Activities of VGB PowerTech in the field of wind energy
Ulrich Langnickel, VGB PowerTech e.V.
12:00 Lunch Break Operation Optimization I 13:00 Results of the VGB Research Projects
- Evaluation of ice detection systems for wind turbines
- Benchmark of blade-based ice detection systems
13:45 Panel discussion
(Speakers and representatives of the analyzed blade ice detection systems)
14:30 Coffee break Operation Optimization II 15:00 The learning curve from frozen cup anemometers to online cameras
Peter Krohn, Vattenfall AB
15:25 Lessons learned from our latest R&D project ICE-CONTROL
Thomas Burchhart, VERBUND Green Power GmbH
15:50 Predictive blade heating control
Marc Hauser, BKW AG
16:15 Panel discussion 17:00 End of lecture programme 19:00 Evening event Wednesday, 13 January 2021 Ice Detection I 09:00 Multi-modal response of a rotor under ice accretion
Fabio Bertolotti, SSB Wind Systems GmbH & Co. KG | Nidec Industrial Automation
09:25 Model-based ice-loss-detection from SCADA data
Ines Runge, Nordex Energy GmbH
09:50 Panel discussion 10:15 Coffee break Ice Detection II 10:45 Condition monitoring directly on the blade surface
Thomas Schlegl, eologix sensor technology Gmbh
11:10 Why reliable ice detection is the centerpiece of optimized operation in cold climates
Bernd Kuhnle, fos4X GmbH
11:35 Beyond Ice Detection: How Rotor Blade Monitoring helps you managing your asset
John Reimers, Weidmüller Monitoring Systems GmbH
12:00 Panel discussion 12:45 End of conference / Lunch