Wind Energy in Cold Climate, IEA TASK 19

Objective:
Wind turbines in cold climates can suffer from loss of electricity production due to formation of ice on the blades. In addition, ice falling from the turbines can present a safety risk for humans. The project is addressing these challenges through international collaboration and exchange of know-how in order to promote development of equipment and methods enabling safe and economical operation of wind turbines in cold climate.

Expected outcome:
An updated cold-climate market study; Ice throw guidelines; input to IEC standard on site assessment especially concerning quantification of uncertainty; Update and validation of an open-source code to estimate ice losses. 

The project started on October 10. 2016 and will run until September 30. 2019.

Contact

Niels-Erik Clausen
Associate Professor
DTU Wind Energy
+45 46 77 50 79

FUNDING

THE PROJECT IS FUNDED BY