Cold Climate areas are regions where icing events or periods with temperatures below the operational limits of standard wind turbines occur, which may impact project implementation, economics and safety.
Our mission is to improve large scale deployment of cold climate wind power in a safe and economically feasible manner.
The group studies a variety of topics, including: project development; operation and maintenance (O&M); health, safety and environment (HSE), standardization and recent research.
Deployment of wind energy in cold climate
- Ice protection systems & retrofits - performance and experiences presentation (Q1/2020)
- Cold Climate world market study update 2020-2025 (Q2/2020)
- Icing forecast fact sheet (Q3/2020)
- Available Technologies wikipage (Q2/2021)
Towards standardized practices for cold climate solutions
- T19IceLossMethod IPS update (Q4/2019)
- Performance evaluation guidelines for wind turbine ice detection systems report (Q2/2020)
- Finalize IEC 61400-15 ed1 "Site energy yield assessment" cold climate inputs (Q3/2020)
- Performance Warranty Guidelines for Wind Turbines in Icing Climates report update (Q3/2020)
- Recommended Practices - report edition 3 + fact sheet (Q2/2021)
- Icephobic coating testing best practices report (Q3/2021)
Safety and acceptance
- Ice throw recommendations report update (Q3/2021)
- Iced turbine sound emissions summary (Q3/2021)
To participate in the research activities of Task 19, researchers must reside in a country that participates in the IEA Wind Agreement AND has agreed by official letter to participate in Task 19.
To join a task, a member country of IEA Wind TCP must designate a lead institution that agrees to the obligations of task participation (pay the annual fee and agree to perform specified parts of the work plan).
Active researchers (performing part of the work plan) benefit from meetings and professional exchange during the term of the task. Countries participating in the task benefit from the information developed by the task.
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