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 January 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