OWI-Lab presenting at 'Optimising Wind Farms In Cold Climates'

On 10 and 11 December, Windpower Monthly, the news magazine of the international wind energy business, will hold its yearly ‘cold climate wind energy conference’ in Helsinki. OWI-Lab will be there too, to present a speech.

The event will focus on both the commercial and technical complexities which impede on the operation and maintenance of wind farms in cold and harsh climates. The forum promises to bring you the most effective and ground-breaking case studies and solutions on icing standardisation measures and cold climate technology to reduce uncertainties and energy losses whilst enhancing your project bankability potential for cold climate wind sites.  

The 2015 agenda will focus on the following topics:

  • How to reduce financial risk when developing wind farms in cold climates
  • The latest strategies to help you overcome site assessment uncertainties due to icing conditions
  • Hands-on experience on minimising energy loss in sites affected by icing
  • IEA Task 19 Panel Discussion: from ‘best practices’ to standardisation of icing measures
  • Ground-breaking advancements on ice protection systems and real impact on AEP
  • Cutting-edge strategies for optimisation, maintenance and operation of turbines in cold climates
  • The latest developments on ice throw risk scenarios and prevention
  • How to be truly prepared for offshore challenges in cold climates 

OWI-Lab will bring an 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

As an active member in IEA Task 19 – Wind Power in cold climate research task OWI-Lab will be taking part in the Panel Discussion.

Further information can be found here.