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Place oi publicatiou arrd year: Stockhohn 1993

ISSN 1102-2566
ISBN 91-731U-218-4

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D I Page (UK). The amended R&D Agreement incorporates the activities of the previous Large-Scale WECS Agreement which was discontinued by 31 December 1990. P W Carlin (USA). E Sesto (Italy). Edinburgh and Nyktiping in |anuary 1993 WG Stevenson B Pershagen Chairman of the Secretary of the Executive Committee Executive Committee . the Swedish Contracting Party to the Agreement. R de Bruijne (the NethLrlands). on betratf of the IEA R&D Wind Executive Committee. K A Braun (Germany).Foreword This is the fifteenth Annual Report of the IEA collaboration in wind energy. lt is also the second report undei the amended R&D Implementing Agreement for co-operation in the Research and Development of Wind Turbine Systems (IEA R&D Wind). T Kajishima (lapan). The report is published by Nutek. It is edited by B Pershagen with contributions from D F Ancona (USA). E Solberg (Norway) and R Windheim (Germany). reviewing the activities during 7992. F Avia (Spain). P Nielsen (Denmark).

.. Canada M 2..0 United Kingdom 728 2.6 Task XIII Cooperation in the development of large-scale wind systems 37 National activities ..1 The Implementing Agreement ....1'1.... 1..... 't37 Executive Committee activities 1......1....Contents Executive summary 7 The IEA R&D Wind progr:rmme 13 1....4 Italy ........1...4 Task )O Base technology information exchange .M 2......5 Task XII Universal wind turbine for experiments (UNIWEX) 25 1..2 Task VItr Study of decentralised applications for wind energy 17 1..45 Appendix Executive Committe members and alternate members .....3 Germanv 54 2... 106 2................... 96 2..... United States .3 Task IX Intensified study of wake effects behind single turbines and in wind turbine parks ........ 109 29 Sweden 120 2........2 Denmark 47 2....... 13 '1........8 Spain .5 Japan .... 19 1. 749 ..7 Norway .... 2't...... n 2. 94 2..6 The Netherlands ..

representing a capacity of around 2450 MW. New Zealand. Most of the capacity. The Contracting Party from New Zealand gave preliminary notice of withdrawal. development and demonstration projects in wind energy. construction. Germany. Most of the plants are owned by private investors or cooperatives. Denmark. the Technical Research Centre of Finland was invited to join the Agreement. By the end of the year about 22 000 wind turbines were installed in the member countries. Wind energy continues to stand out as one of the most promising renewable energy sources for the near term. about 1600 MW. Germany. Denmark. Units of 500 kW rated power are now put on the market. known as wind farms. Present installations are either single units or arrays of units. Sweden and the United Kingdom. Spain. the activity also includes the exchange of information on the planning and execution of national programmes for the design. . |apan. operation and evaluation of large-scale wind systems having a rated power of approximately 1 MW or more. There are several wind turbine manufacturers on the market. The purpose of IEA R&D Wind is to carry out cooperative research. Small and medium-sized wind turbines are commercially available in unit sizes up to 500 kW rated power. During the year about 40 MW were installed in Germany and Spain. IEA R&D Wind has 16 signatories from 13 countries: Austria. During 1992. One of the manufacturers recently delivered its 4000th unit for a total of over 500 MW rated power. and the leading manufacturers are developing megawatt-sized machines. USA. Norway. Megawatt-sized wind farms are in operation or under construction also in Canada. The installed wind power increases about 10 7o per fear at the present. Sweden. the Netherlands. Canada. Italy. the Netherlands. Spain.Executive Summary The report reviews the progress during 1992 in the Agreement for Co- operation in the Research and Development of Wind Turbine Systems (IEA R&D Wind). Since i991. the United Kingdom and the United States. and about 30 IvtW in the United Kingdom. but utilities are taking an increasing interest in the deployment of large wind systems. Norwa/. set up in 7977 under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The average unit size in today's wind farms is about 110 kW while that of new wind farms is increasing and in 7992 was about 200 kW. Italy. Iapan. is found in California.

The final report of rask VrII is being printed in the form of a book to be published on the open market in early 1993 . therefore. Germany . for which there is a continuing need. scale prototypes were placed into operation in Germany and Sweden. Operating experience from prototype machines and results of technology research are used in the design of advanced systems in the lead countries. government-sponsored market incentive programmes are in effect to facilitate the introduction of wind power. wind energy still faces barriers to widespread use. or task-shared. University of Stuttgart. The first megawatt-sized wind turbine in Italy was connected to the grid in Iune. usually in their home organisations. The Commission of European Communities also contributes to the funding of wind system projects. Technical University of Denmark Task XI Universal Wind Turbine for Experiments (UNIWEX) Operating Agent: Institute for Computer Applications. and planning difficulties due to environmental concerns. generation credits or tax reliefs. and the production of recommended practices for wind turbine testing are examples of activities. The subsidies take the form of investment support. The total level of effort is typically about ten manyears per Task over a period of three years. such as lack of competitivity as a result of dropping oil prices. Two Tasks were completed during the report period: Task IX Wake Effect studies and rask VIII wind-Diesel systems. second generation large. D & D programmes are set to continue. to a joint programme coordinated by an Operating Agent. The projects are either cost-shared and carried out in a lead country. During the year. when the participants contribute in-kind. In most countries. The current Tasks include: Task XI Basic Technology Information Exchange Operating Agenh Department of Fluid Mechanics. Despite technological advances and a vast resource. initiated under the Agreement. Although the environment in which the IEA Agreement in wind energy was set up has changed considerably. Nine cooperative research Tasks have been successfully completed since the start of the programme.The national wind energy R. They are to a large extent directed to the development and demonstration of large-scale wind turbines. Joint collection and evaluation of operating experience from large wind turbine systems. there is still great interest for collaborative technology research and information exchange.

summary data on wind farms. Input to a computerized information system is provided by a network of contact persons in ten countries. four joint Actions have been initiated. During 1992. operational behaviour. consensus was reached on the form and content of the material to be collected and disseminated. the undertaking of foint Actions in specific research areas where a periodic exchange of information is considered necessary. In Canada four wind farms with a total installed capacity of 20 MW are being set up in the province of Alberta. So far. Main activities include the preparation of documents in the series of Recommended Practices for Wind Turbine Testing and Evaluation. The final report is now in preparation for this project which has comprised experimental studies of wind turbine aerodynamics. and the organisation of Topical Expert Meetings. Task XII has seven participants from three countries. The current status of wind energy activities in the member countries is described in some detail in the main report and briefly summarized below. The highlights of the national R. . With an availability of about 94 % it has shown the feasibility of large scale highly reliable vertical-axis wind turbine technology. Use has been made of the UNIWEX experimental wind turbine at the Ulrich Hritter wind test site near Schnittlingen. and government funding levels. Much of the information exchange takes place at Executive Committee meetings twice a year when the activities in the participating countries are reviewed with emphasis on large-scale systems.Task XIII Cooperation in the Development of Large Wind Turbine Systems Operating Agent: National renewable Energy Laboratory.D&D programmes. The 4 MW prototyPe machine EOLE has been in operation since March 1988 at a maximum output of 2. and 23 Topical Expert Meetings have been held. load sPectra and control strategies.D&D programmes and the progress of the cooperative Tasks are summarized in the Wind Energy Newsletter. USA Task Xl has participants from nine countries. Germany' The objective of Task X111 is to further the development of large wind turbine systems by means of cooperative action and exchange of informa- tion on the planning and execution of national R.4 MW for structural reasons and has generated more than 11 000 MWh of energy in nearly 17 000 hours of generating time. The information includes national wind energy installation and generation summaries. the second issue of which was published during the year. design and operational data on Prototype wind turbines. eleven documents in eight areas of Recommended Practices have been published. and the validation of computer codes for wind turbine design.

the total capacity of grid-connected wind turbines in Denmark was 437 MW in 3347 units. Okinawa.. which was placed into operation during the year.5 MW Gamma 60 prototype started installation in April 1. Another utility wind farm (1. The first large-scale utility wind farm (5 x 275 kW) was set up in 1991 at Cape Tappi. The average unit power has increased from below 140 kW in 1989 to about 200 kW today. The total installed wind power in Germany is 142 MW in 964 units (October 1992). and are also undertaking their own wind farm projects. The two major Italian wind turbine manufacturers are continuing the development of medium. all of the three-bladed horizontal-axis type with rated capacity from 630 kW (Nibe) to 2 MW (Tjereborg).994 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. Five different medium-sized wind turbines. An 11. The first 100 MW utility programme is now fully implemented and another 100 MW programme will follow. including three 640 kW single-bladed units (Monopteros 50). Civil engineering work has started for a new test site in the Apennines. and a 500 kW unit was reently put on the market. The conceptual design of a 500 KW prototype has been completed and detailed design is underway. An experimental wind farm of about 1 MW rated power is under construction on Miyako Island. Advanced wind turbines in the range from 300 to 1000 kW are being developed by German manufacturers. are being tested at ENEL's Alta Nurra site in Sardinia. The 1.2 MW three-bladed units (WKA 60) and one 2 MW two-bladed unit (Aeolus II). including 98 MW (609 turbines) within the government- sponsored "250 MW Wind" programme. Some delays have been experienced due to planning difficulties. MW wind farm is to be constructed in Sardinia.As of 1 October 1992. Hokkaido. Honshu.and large-scale machines. MITI.3 % of. Most of the turbines are located in the North Sea coastal states.993-1. and another two or three 10 MW plants will be set up in Central-Southern Italy. Denmark has nine large-scale wind turbines in operation. The Elkraft utility and three of the manufacturing companies are developing advanced concepts for around 1 MW rated capacity.1 MW) is under construction at Tomari. 10 . The ENEL utility and the ENEA research agency are cooperating with industry in setting up Italy's first wind power stations. and basic technology research. The machine will be manufactured during 1.992 at Alta Nurra and was connected to the grid in june. The national wind energy programme in lapan is part of the Sunshine Project. The annual generation during 1991 corresponded to 2. The current national energy plan in ltaly sets a target of 300 MW of wind power by the year 2000. two 1. three of them Italian-built. the Danish electricity consumption. directed by AIST. Six large-scale prototype machines are in operation. The Japanese program also includes observation and numerical prediction of wind characteristics.

The 1. NWP 400. and the 3 MW Nisudden II. 11 . New prototypes rated at 200 and 300 kW are being tested. Flowever..August 1992. Norway has excellent wind conditions in coastal areas. which is world leading for a single wind turbine. The three main domestic manufacturers delivered about 300 units. are in the planning stage and are expected to start operation in 1. excluding the large prototypes.The national target in the Nefherlands is for 1000 MW of wind power by the turn of the century. at least in the near term. partly based on Maglarp experience and rated at 400 kW. over 80 7o of which in wind farms of 1 MW or more. This means that wind energy has to find particular niches in the supply system to be used with profitability. the total installed capacity was 16 MW in 89 units.993-94. Subsidies of the order of NLG 40 million per year are available. which will produce about 100 000 MWh per year. The target of 100 MW wind power by "1995 in the current national renewable energy plan in Spain should be more than realized. The electricity system is dominated by hydro power. A second generation control system is being developed for the experimental plant on the island of Fraya. The installed capacity is presently about 100 MW. two in the Canary Islands and one in Catalufla. At present ten wind turbines for 2. delays have occurred due to planning difficulties and the current best estimate is 200 MW by 7995. rated at 100 to 180 kW. currently with a certain amount of surplus power available at a low price. installed in 1982. and a 500 kW model is being developed. Sweden has two large-scale prototypes in operation. The research programme has mainly been directed to the study of wind-diesel autonomous systems.995. The largest concentration of wind turbines in Europe is found in the Tarifa area near the Straits of Gibraltar with 33 MW installed in272 units. The demonstration programme aims at having 4 MW of wind power installed by 1993. A new cooperative organisation has been set up between the utilities to deal with site exploitation. By September 1992. was erected in August near Lysekil on the Swedish west coast. the 3 MW Maglarp machine. which should bring the total capacity to 400 MW by then. and is operated in parallel to a standard 450 kW machine at the same site. A government-sponsored programme for market stimulation by investment subsidy has been in effect since mid-1991.9 MW are connected to the grid. During L992 nearly 40 MW was installed in 233 wind turbines.2MW wind farm at Vikna will be enlarged with two 500 kW units next year. bringing the total capacity close to 50 N{W. An advanced wind turbine. completed in 1992 on top of the existing tower of Ndsudden I. Three large wind farms. The electricity companies have announced plans for installing 250 MW by 1. Maglarp has generated 33 125 MWh during 25 657 hours on line (November 1992). during the period August 1991 .

will provide a complete research and development center. As a consequence of the phasing out of the standard power purchase contracts in effect in California since the early 1980's. Hawaiian Electsic Industries announced the decision to shut down its wind farm at Kahuku Point. consisting of fourteen Westinghouse wind turbines rated at 600 kW each. and the retirements of outdated wind turbines. and other programs helpful to wind energy. due to modification and repair. By the end of 1992 all orders of the first tranche and nearly half of the second tranche had obtained planning consent to the effect that about 33 MW (101 turbines) were installed and 55 MW (221 turbines) were under construction. Of the four large.4 MW and the second order (November 1991) 192 MW of rated wind power capacity. Colorado. new legislation. 12 . two orders have been issued under the Non Fossil Fuel Obligation. 1600 MW.scale demonstration wind turbines in the UK. and the 3. set up in 1990. the net increase of wind capacity was less than 10 MW during the year. The total installations remain approximately the same. The program includes collaborative venfures with industry to develop advanced wind turbines and to help utilities to integrate wind systems in their normal operations. respectively. A National Wind Technology Test Center at Rocky Flats. As of the end of September the machine had run a total of 20 551 hours and generated 26 776 MWh. the total running time has been 6348 hours and energy production 8441 MWh. The first order included 28. The DOE wind energy program is expanding. The 1 MW machine at Richborough and the 750 kW machine on Shetland were out of service until end-October and mid-November. the 3 MW WEG L$1 machine on Orkney started a twelve month monitoring period in February. enacted in October 1992. access to transmission lines. Since commissioning.In the Unifed Kingdom. Oahu. In the Uniled States.2 MW Mod-58 wind turbine. provides wind energy generation incentives. and the funding amounts to USD 24. In October. Operation of the Mod-58 is continuing until a disposition decision is taken.0 million for fiscal year 1993.

I'Energia e I'Ambiente (ENEA). or IEA R&D Wind for short. New Zealand New Zealand Meteorological Service. Canada The Department of Energy. The Contracting Parties are: Austria The Republic of Austria. Mines and Resources. ]apan The Government of |apan. Netherlands The Netherlands Agency for Energy and the Environment (NOVEM). IJ . Scottish Hydro-Electric plc. ENEL. Germany Forschungszentrum |tilich GmbH. Norway The Directorate of Energy of the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Administration. Italy Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie. United Kingdom UK Atomic Energy Authority. designated by the governments of 13 countries are participating. United States The Department of Energy. Spain Instituto de Energias Renovables (IER) of the Centro de Investigaci6n Energetica Medioambiental y Tecnologica (CIEMAT). Sweden The National Board for Industrial and Technical Development (NUTEK). Societ) per azione. National Power plc.The IEA R&D Wind Programme 1. The co- operation is governed by "The Implementing Agreement for Co- operation in the Research and Development of Wind Turbine Systems".1 The Implementing Agteement The IEA co-operation in wind energy started in 1977. Presently 16 parties.

Task I Environmental and Meteorological Aspects of Wind Energy Conversion Systems Operating Agent: The National Swedish Board for Energy Source Development Completed in 1981 Task II Evaluation of Wind Models for Wind Energy Siting Operating Agent: US Department of Energy . Eight Tasks have been successfully completed.The general objective of IEA R&D Wind is to undertake collaborative R&D projects. Overall control of the programme is vested in the Executive Committee. Two Tasks are technically completed but the final reports are pending.ilich GmbH Completed in 1980 Task V Study of Wake Effects behind Single Turbines and in Wind Turbine Parks Operating Agent: Netherlands Energy Research Foundation Completed in 1984 Task VI Study of Local Flow at Potential WECS Hill Sites Operating Agent: National Research Council of Canada Completed in 1985 Task VII Study of Offshore WECS Operating Agent: UK Central Electricity Generating Board Completed in 1988 1.Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories Completed in 1983 Task III Integration of Wind Power into National Electricity Supply Systems Operating Agent: Kernforschungsanlage ]iilich GmbH Completed in 1983 Task IV Investigation of Rotor Stressing and Smoothness of Operation of Large-Scale Wind Energy Conversion Systems Operating Agent: Kernforschungsanlage |i. where each Contracting Party is represented.4 . usually one of the Contracting Parties. Each Task is managed by an Operating Agent. The Tasks are defined in Annexes to the Implementing Agreement' To- date twelve Tasks have been initiated. and to exchange information on the planning and execution of national large-scale wind systems. as shown below. called Tasks.

The participation in current Tasks is shown in Table 1. Tasks XII and XIII are mixed cost.1.Task VIII Study of Decentralised Applications for Wind Energy Operating Agent: UK National Engineering Laboratory Technically completed in a joint Programme coordinated by the Operating Agent. GermanY Tecnically completed in 1992. Final report pending' Task IX Intensified Study of Wind Turbine Wake Effects Operating Agent: UK National Power plc Completed in'l'992 Task X Systems Interaction Never entered into force Task XI Base Technology Information Exchange Operating Agent: Department of Fluid Mechanics. Final report pending. Technical University of Denmark To be comPleted in 1993 Task XII Universal Wind Turbine for Experiments (UNIWEX) Operating Agenh Institute for Computer Applications. University of Stuttgart. 15 . Task XIII Co-operation in the Development of Large Wind Turbine Systems Operating Agent: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA) To be completed in 1993 In Tasks VIII and XI. The total level of effort is typically about ten manyears per Task.and task-shared. the participants contribute manPower and work - usually in their home countries .

OA indicates Operating Agent ntry Task vilt xt xil xill Canada xxx Denmark xOAx Germany xOAx Italy xxx Japan x Netherlands xxxx New Zealand x Nonray xxx Spain xxx Sweden xxxx United Kingdom OAxx United States xxOA L6 . / Participation psr country in current Tasks. Table l.

1- . and the book is expected to be published in early 1993. The authors comprise the foremost experts from the particiPating countries. The manuscript was delivered to the printers during 1992. Apply and further develop models suitable for analysing the performance of wind-diesel systems. A revised draft manuscript of the final report. involving about thirty experts from the participating countries. . Define cost effective models and techniques suitable for obtaining wind and load data necessary for planning and specifying decentralised wind energy conversion installations.2 Task VIII Decentralised applications for wind energy This Task was set up in 1985 and has involved ten countries in a task- sharing arrangement. A contract has been negotiated with Cambridge University Press.3) for continued communication among Task participants. coordinated by the UK National Engineering Laboratory. which include: I Wind-diesel options and their applicability 2 Matching the wind-diesel system to the community J Assessing the wind resource A Designing a system 5 Wind-diesel case studies 6 Modelling techniques 7 Installation and setting up wind-diesel systems 8 Assessing the economics The Executive Committee has agreed to have the book published on the open market. At an early stage a desire was expressed to produce a work of reference which would convey to a wider community the potential difficulties and stage of development of wind-diesel technology.1. called Wind-Diesel Systems. The final report of the Task should therefore take the form of a handbook on the siting and implementation of wind-diesel systems.989. The Executive Committee decided at its fall meeting to set up a |oint Action on Wind-Diesel Systems in Annex XI (see section 3.'t. who will publish the book and distribute it on the open market. The overall objectives were to: . who by discussion and information exchange have agreed upon the contents. was distributed to the Executive Committee members and Task participants in September 199'1. Nine technical meetings were held during 1985 .

Mines and Resources Atmospheric Environment Service Denmark Riss National Laboratory Netherlands ECN Research Centre New Zealand NZ Meteorological Service Norway Norwegian Electric Power Research Institute Spain Instituto de Energias Renovables Sweden State Power Board Chalmers University of Technology Switzerland Federal Office of Energy Oekozentrum Langenbruck Alpha Real AG United Kingdom Rutherford Appleton Laboratory National Engineering Laboratory United States Department of Energy Solar Energy Research Institute University of Massachussetts Atlantic Orient Corporation Operating Agent United Kingdom National Engineering Laboratory 18 .Participating organisations Canada Department of Energy.

later National Power plc. The principal conclusions are: r Site. The Task has seen the development of more reliable wake models. Array energy losses are real and significant at spacings below 7 diameters. It is recommended that further work be considered in the following areas: . again less than earlier model studies indicated. To cope with the wide diversity of array configurations.3 Task IX Intensified studv of wind turbine wake effects This Task was set up in 1985 as a flow-on from the earlier Task V study of wake and cluster effects. o Turbulence is enhanced in arrays.992. when data were exchanged and models compared. The final report was issued in August 1. the study has seen the development of more reliable wake models and the acquisition of a considerable quantity of experimental and analytical data. The overall objective has been to improve the knowledge of aerodynamic interaction between wind turbines operating in a windfarm. Defining initial conditions for wake models . The rePort outlines the national contributions to the Task and summarizes the work completed. Windfarm performance in hilly terrain . Four technical meetings have been held. but less than predicted by earlier wind tunnel tests. The study has involved eight countries in a task- sharing arrangement. Wake-induced blade loads and rotor fatigue within windfarms 19 . It then highlights the principal results and conclusions from the studies and assesses those areas where further work may be required.T 1. Overlapping wakes and rules for superposition . and from full size windfarms. Local flow effects and atmospheric stability .and machine-specific factors have a very strong influence on array behaviour. and the acquisition of considerable amounts of data from single turbines. Prediction of turbulence within windfarms . coordinated by the UK Central Electricity Generating Board. but sufficient to cause measurable increases in fatigue damage rates. The experimental data and theoretical techniques were brought together in a benchmark exercise based around Niisudden (Sweden) for the evaluation of single wakes and Tendpipe (Denmark) for the evaluation of windfarm models. pairs of interacting turbines. .

and The large body of data which is building up from existing windfarms the the|reticaf models now in existence would form a firm base upon which to build studies in these areas. Particip ating organisations Belgium RUCA AntwerP Denmark Riso National LaboratorY Italy ENEL Netherlands TNO Spain Universidad Politecnica de Madrid Sweden University of UPPsala United Kingdom Central Eiectricity Generating Board (later National Power Plc) ETSU for the DePartment of EnergY Garrad-Hassan Consultants United States Department of EnergY Operating Agent UK Central Electricity Generating Board.later National Power plc 20 .

The SC met twice during the report period. An expert group has been convened to evaluate anemometry issues in power performance testing (power curve). The documents are available from the Operating Agent and selected representatives in the participating countries. Vol 4 Acoustics. acting in the Executive Committee. and Vol 8 Glossary of Terms made substantial progress during the year.t.L. as agreed by the participants.oced. for preparing proposals for revised or new recommendations. A Standing Committee (SC) is reviewing the needs for revising existing recommendations or for preparing new recommendations' The SC takes the necessary steps for setting up ad hoc exPert groups. So far. The Task has two subtasks: A Development of Recommended Practices for Wind Turbine Testing and Evaluation B Joint Actions As part of subtask B. Work on revised editions of Vol 2 Costing of Wind Turbine Systems. This work may lead to a new document in the series of Recommended Practices. Recommendeil practices for zoind turbine testing and eaaluation The aim of this subtask is to propose recommendations for wind turbine testing to address the development of internationally agreed test p.4. 27 .1. recommendations have been published in eight areus. see Table 1.4 TASK XI Base technology information exchange The objective of this Task is to promote wind turbine technology by co- operative activities and information exchange on R&D topics of common interest. Topical Experts Meetings are arranged. as decided by the Executive

Germany. at the University of Stuttgart. Table 1. 22 . Single Grid- Connected WECS 1984 8 Glossary of Terms 1987 In prep loint actions Joint Actions are set up by the Executive Committee in a specific research area of current interest. were published during the report period. proceedings of the 5th Symposium. Offshore Wind Svstems . Wind-Diesel Sysfems In the ]oint Action on Aerodynamics. held in December 7991. / Documents in the series of Recommended Practices for Wind Turbine Testing and Evaluation Vol Title 1st Ed 2nd Ed 3rd Ed 1 Power Performance Testing 1982 1990 2 Estimation of Cost of Energy from Wind Energy Conversion Systems 1983 ln prep 3 Fatigue Characteristics 1 984 1989 4 Acoustics. four Joint Actions have been initiated: . the 6th Symposium was held on 30 November . where a periodic exchange of information is deemed necessary. Participation is by invitation from the national members of the Executive Committee. Measurement of Noise Emission from Wind Turbines 1984 1988 In prep 5 Electromagnetic Interference 1986 (Preparatory Information) 6 Structural Safety 1988 (Preparatory Information) 7 Quality of Power. The ]oint Actions have taken the form of workshops or symposia. so far. the Netherlands.4. Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines o Fatigue of Wind Turbine Blades .1 December at ECN.

Proceedings are published by ihe German Contracting Party. Mines and Resources Denmark Department of Fluid Mechanics. see below. USA.. Colorado. USA. No meetings in the ]oint Actions on Offshore Installations and Wind- Diesel Systems took place during the report period. The 23rd meeting was held on 15-16 October at NREL. The 22nd Topical Expert Meeting took place on 76-17 |une at DEWI. P arti cip ating o r g anis at i on s Canada Department of Energy. A complete list of the meetings held so far is shown in Table 1. Germany on the Effects of Environment on Wind Turbine Safety and Performance. Attendance is by invitation through the national EC member. This meeting also served as a Topical Expert Meeting. and the number of participants is limited to a few per country. as decided by the Executive Committee. Technical University of Denmark Germany KFA ]tilich Italy ENEA Norway NVE Netherlands ECN Spain CIEMAT/IER Sweden FFA United Kingdom ETSU United States Department of Energy Operating Agent Department of Fluid Mechanics of the Technical University of Denmark ZJ . topical expert meetings are arranged once or twice a year. the KFA |tilich.2. FulI- Scale Blade Testing and Non-Destructive Testing Methods. on Fatigue of Wind Turbines.3. Colorado. Wilhelmshaven. a workshop was held on 15-16 October at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Topical expert meetings In the framework of the Annex.In the |oint Action on Fatigue.

Netherlands 14 Modelling ol Atmospheric Turbulence for Use in 4-5 Dec 85 Stockholm. Sweden WECS Rotor Loading Calculations 15 General Planning and Environmental lssues of 2 Dec 87 Hamburg. ltaly i I 17 Integrating Wind Turbines into Utility Power Systems 1 1-12 Apr 89 Herndon. Erection and Acceptance Testing 9 Structural Design Criteria for LS WECS 7-8 Mar 83 Greenford.2 IEA Wind Energy Expert Meetings 1 Seminar on Struclural Dynamics 12 Ocl78 Munich. USA t i 1B Noise Generating Mechanisms lor Wind Turbines 27-28 Nov 89 Petten. Denmark '7 Costing ot Wind Turbines 8-19 Nov 81 Copenhagen B Safety Assurance and Ouality Control of LS WECS 26-27 May 82 Stockholm during Assembly. Special Respect to Fatigue Design Sweden Environmental and Safely Aspects 25-26 Sep 80 Munich. t and Performance I 1 992 Germany I 23 Fatigue of Wind Turbines. Germany of the Present LS WECS o Reliability and Maintenance Problems of LS WECS 29-30 Apr 81 Aalborg. Germany 12 Aerodynamic Calculation Methods lor WECS 29-30 Oct 84 Copenhagen 13 Economic Aspects of Wind Turbines 30-31 May 85 Petten. Germany LS WECS lnstallations i 16 I Requirements for Safety Systems for LS WECS 17-18 Oct 88 Rome. Netherlands I I 19 Wind Turbine Control Systems .Table 1. Germany z Conlrol of LS WECS and Adaptation of Wind 4 Apr 79 Copenhagen. I I Strategy and Problems 3-4 May 1990 London.4. UK 'I 0 Utility and Operational Experience from Maior 12-14 Oct 83 Palo Alto. Eleclricity to the Network Denmark Data Acquisition and Analysis for LS WECS 26-27 Sep 79 Blowing Rock.Sweden t or Variable Speed I 22 Eflects of Environment on Wind Turbine Safety 1 6-'l7 June Wilhelmshaven. Full-Scale Blade Testing 15-16 Oct Golden. Calilornia Wind Installations 11 General Environmental Aspects 7-9 May 84 Munich. Colorado ] I and Non-Destructive Testino 1 992 USA t I I L at I . Sweden t f for Wind Turbine Design I t 21 Electrical Systems for Wind Turbines with Constant 7-8 Oct 1991 Gothenburg. England I 20 Wnd Characteristics of Relevance 7-8 Mar 1991 Stockholm. USA 4 Rotor Blade Technology with 21-22 Apt 80 Stockholm.

Representatives of the participants met on the following occasions: o d technical meeting. CDC DG XII JOULE Programme.30 October.itter wind test field near Schnittlingen. Institute for Computer Applications (ICA). University of Stuttgart. 3-5 |une. Germany and 29-30 October. TU Delft r .1. Italy. Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog. University of Stuttgart. 25 . The main goals of the project are the experimental study of aerodynamics. Stork Product Engineering (SPE). Wilhelmshaven. Italy) . Alghero. Germany. The main technical activities are listed below. as well as the validation of computer codes. DEWEK 92.{ measurement campaign.5 Task XII Universal wind turbine for experiments (UNIWEX) UNIWEX is a computer-controlled. Alghero. load spectra and control strategies for different hub concepts. Delft University of Technologie (OUT). 8-10 July on the testfield r Two EC meetings (28-29 April. two-bladed experimental wind turbine of 16 m rotor diameter installed at the tllrich Hi. Seven organisations from three countries are participating: Germany Forschungszentrum ]iilich GmbH (KFA). operational behaviour. Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden (FFA) Operating Agenh Institute for Computer Applications (ICA). Germany o Wind Energy R&D Contractors Meeting. Netherlands NetherlandsEnergyResearchFoundation(ECN). Sweden NUTEK (NE). on 28-29 October.

At ICA/University of Stuttgart. Rotor tilt For a downwind configuration with lambda = 10. Constant versus variable rpm (lambda = constant) For downwind operation with lambda = 10 and zero coning. upwind and downwind operation. the flap bending moments were monitored at different wind vel. whereas the mean values decrease. A part of them were measurement campaigns for the Dutch participants foi further verification of their simulation software. For constant rPm ih" diff"t". Germany Experiments During the whole year 1992 a lot of measurements were made with the UNIW1X turbine. +7. yawed/unyawed The turbine was oPerated for yawing angles of -40o /0o / +40o in upwind and downwind configuration at lambda = 4. zo . This means that for the smaller setiittg. No remarkable influence on the flap-*i. the turbine operated unstalled and for the higher pitch setting stalled. rotor tilt angle. The maioritv of the measurements considered the reaction of the turbine. keeping the rotor axis horizontal. a) for the rigid hub configuration over the variation of typical parameters.r for pitch. . stall. b) ior different hub coniepts for pitch and stall control both for yawed and non-yawed conditions. coning ingle under yawed conditions. tilt angles of -7." bending moments could be observed' .n.tower By simultaneously changing the tower and nacelle tilt angle. for both constant and variable rpm (see Figures 1 and 2)' As could be expected. With increasing angle the amplitudes of the flap bending moment increase.rce between the bending moments for different wind speeds is smaller. The results are shown in Figure 3. since the results are given in [19]. and. o Coning angle under yaw conditions For the downwind configuration with lambda = 9 and two different coning angles (0o. . Do*r. only a few representative ones are shown here: . constant versus variable rpm.ocities. the mean distance beiween the rotor plane and tower was varied. The pitch angle was held constant at two different settings. in the constant lambda case. yaived op"r"iio.wind/upwind.0. such as ro[or-tower distance.stalled/unstalled. 70) the flap bending moments were evaluated for relative wind directions of -35o / 0o / +35o. +15 degrees were investigated. Distance rotor plane . the mean values and amplitudes are proportional to v2. which delivered apfroximately the same power.

. is now documented. static and dynamic measurements. The nacelle had to be remodelled due to significant hardware changes. Selected measurements 27 . The investigations were conducted for the rigid.53 Hz from 5. Teetering hub. see Figure 5. The deviations in the first 10 blade eigenfrequencies between the numerical model and the measurements could be reduced to less than 3 Vo. The old model had deviations of = 10 Vo in the flap modes and = 20 7o in the lead-lag modes. Icing of rotor blades under stalled conditions Wit[ incoming fog at low ambient temPeratures the leading edges of the blades accumulated ice and at = 40 % chord length and an ice-trace of = 3 mm thickness reaching from the blade section with maximum thickness to the tip could be observed. simulation of the aeroelastic behaviour of different configurations of the UNIWEX wind turbine was performed by means of the ARLIS code and laid down in [14] and [18]. yawed In Figure 4 the reduction in the flap bending moment for a teetering hub compared to a rigid hub operated under 30o yaw is demonstrated. see Figure 7. The lowest eigenfrequency was therefore lowered to 4. the results are given in Table 1 together with those from the corresponding measurements.67 Hz for the old OPTIWA nacelle. flap amplitudes are higher. Non-stationary effects in the axial downwind flow were provoked by pitch variations and monitored. e Free flapping blades If the fllpping motions of the blades are strongly darnped. Based upon the re-idealised components. braked and in its rigid hub configuration. the loads consequently lower. see Figure 5. For most of the measurements Rainflow and Markov evaluations were performed. whereas thJ load amplitudes over one revolution are acting on the structure. The total turbine. . A vibration test was simulated. teetering and the individually flapping hub concepts (7o coning). as long as the bumps are not hit. the flap angles are slowly reacting on slow wind speed transients. The rotor torque was reduced a factor of two. For weak damping. was re-idealised using all updates. Numerical simulation The re-idealisation of the blade [16]. r Some aerodynamic effects Hysteresis effects were detected for stalled operation and are documented in [12]. the nacelle [2] and the total turbine [3] based on geometric.

Only a few highlights of the results can be given here.8'1.'t5. the two other hub concepts show (apart from their mean values) a very similar behaviour. the blade loads with the parametric coning. they react in a similar way to unsymmetric rotor loads. Flap-wise bending moments Figure L0 shows the moments at radial position r = 1 m. Correspondence was quite good and seems to be sufficient for qualification of the code. whereas for the amplitudes teetering and flapping hub behave in the same way. With this in mind. On the experimental side the calibration methods [4.for each of the hub concepts were simulated both for (almost) steady state cases and gusts. Flap displacements over one revolution Whereas the rigid hub exhibits only small elastic blade tip excursions (see Figure 9). On the simulation side. The final report is nearing completion and will be published in 1993. whereas the rigid hub exhibits only one large answer.O. the bending moment is dose to zero. This is due to the fact that. . the nacelle [2]. . simulations covering the whole operational rpm-range of the LINIWEX turbine (3 < O < 8 rad/s) were conducted for the three hub concepts mentioned before. reports on the blade [16]. as it should be. the total plant [3]. the aeroelastic simulation 174. For the flapping blades. . Documentation ln 1992 much of the work performed in the course of the project has been documented.5]. the evaluation software [6]. An operation with lambda = 8 was simulated. It can be seen from Figure 8 that the mean values for rigid and teetering hub are almost the same.27] have been prepared. tower and rotor fjftln.'1. as a result of their design philosophy. The teetering hub reacts with teeter excursions on asymmetric rotor loads (wind shear. the power coefficients under yawed configurations [9] and aerodynamic effects [12]. whidr means that v* . Flap displacements over O In Figure 8 amplitudes and mean values of the flap-wise blade tip displacements are given versus O (rpm). Outside the project. the code [11. an application [22] artd a parameter study in the context with ARLIS [14 were documented. 28 . measurements and their evaluation [8] were documented. Specific topics were the determination of data needed for the numerical models [10]. The two answers on the tower wake can be seen at t/T -% Vo and75 Vo. tower wake) and therefore has considerably smaller amplitudes than the rigid hub.

the user can select campaigns of specific interest for further analysis. With the help of the database. For each data channel. together with the global operation conditions (hub type. control type. depending on flapping stiffness and tip speed ratio. demonstrating the technology transfer to industry already achieved' The UNIWEX turbine became integrated in several new research projects of the Commision of European Communities (Dynamic Inflow. such as the relation bet- ween input and loads. This software was successfully applied to seven different commercial wind turbines. In order to facilitate the analysis of the different campaigns. average tip speed ratio. the 290 experimental runs at present available to the Dutch participants have been organized in a database structure. a number of runs is being used for validation of the load prediction computer programs used by the Dutch participants. 3) Design of controllers and experimental validation of their behaviour. The total work done by the Dutch participants to this Annex will be reported in the beginning of 1993. Conclusions and outlook Both the testbed UNIWEX and the simulation software developed for aeroelasticity have proven their usefulness. Finally a number of pitch controllers for constant speed operation were designed by the Delft University of Technology on the basis of a derived "experimental" model. Aero- 29 . exising of transfer functions obtained from specially designed measurements. So far it has been possible due to unknown damping applied during the measurements to maintain operation.At ECN. 2) Validation of computer programs used for the design of wind turbines or components. A number of controllers were successfully applied to the UNIWEX. Specific topics of interest are teeter stability limits and soft blades in flap or in plane direction. the standard deviation and the range of measured quantity are recorded in the database. A number of analyses are being performed on the basis of these data. etc). For example. the mean value. DUT and SPE. the Netherlands The Dutch participation in the UNIWEX progamme considers the following tasks: 1) Experimental study of system dynamic behaviour for different rotor and drive train concepts.

1992 I jArgyris. Diplomarbeit. Proceedings of the Fifth IEA Symposium on the Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines. 1992 H Schwartz. Universitdt Stuttgart.799'J. Kalibrierungen an der UNIWEX- Windturbine. I i I Acoustics). ICA-Bericht Nr 38.. Universitdt Stuttgart.und Rotorachsneigung auf die Blattbelastung bei einer Windturbine mit starrer Nabe. ICA-Bericht Nr 33. ICA-Report Nr 39. H Schwartz. K A Braun. Dynamische Analyse der Rotorgondel der UNlWEX-Versuchswindturbine mit Hilfe der Methode der finiten Elemente (ASKA). A Hopf.992 30 . Universal Wind Turbine for Experiments (UNIWEX). Universitiit Stuttgart. A Hopf. H Schwartz. ICA-Bericht Nr 3L. 1992 H Arnold. Beschreibung der programme zur Auswertung und darstellung der Messdaten im Projekt UNIWEX. ICA-Bericht Nr 37. update to be published A Huber. ETSU. it would be highly desirable to implement recent developments into the numerical code (aerodynamics. Turm. Universi tiit Stuttgart. K A Braun. For the future. H Schwartz. Publications 1992 : . Power coefficients measured on the UNIWEX wind turbine at different pitch and realtive yaw angles. ed. Universitiit Stuttgart. 1992 H Arnold. K F McAnulty.5. H Schwartz. 1992 H Arnold. to be published H Arnold. Dynamische Analyse der TNIWEX- Versuchswindturbine mit Hilfe der Methode det finiten Elemente (ASKA). lan "1992 I J Argyris. Der Einfluss von Konuswinkel. Universitdt Stuttgart 28. Interner ICA-Bericht. Interner ICA-Bericht. M Mtiller. thus justifying the intellectual and material investments of ll the last years. 1. Zwischenergebnisse UNIWEX - Eine Sammlung von Messreihen samt vorlaufiger Auswertung. K A Braun. Calibration methods and measurement of characteristic data of the UNIWEX wind turbine. The turbine could and should be used for further in-depth ta experimental investigations. IJniversitdt Stuttgart. parallel computing).

simulation.und Postprocessing. evaluation. Computerunterstiitzte Auslegung der Struktur eines Windturbinen-Rotorblattes. I :' 10 H Arnold. Universitiit Stuttgart 1992 18 ] Argyris. K A Braun. Universitdt Stuttgart. AFinkel.Messtechnische Ermittlung spezieller Daten der UNIWEX-Windturbine. Aerodynamic hysteresis found in post-stall at the UNIWEX wind turbine. 1992 12 H Schwartz. ICA-Bericht Nr 30. Universitdt Stuttgart 1992 1. H Schwartz. Satus report on UNIWEX given at the 29th IEA R&D Wind EC meeting. A Finkel. AeroelastischeSimulation der UNIWEX Windturbine. Einfluss der verwendeten generalisierten Freiheitsgrade auf die Ergebnisse einer aeroelstischen Simulation der Versuchswindturbine UNIWEX. Wilhelmshav en. 1992 13 HArnold. Deutsche Windenergi e-Konferenz'1992.ARLIS. Pre.i . ibid 20 K A Braun.identification. A Finkel. B Kirchgiissner. Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog. M Mriller. ICA-Report No 36. A Hopf. Universitdt Stuttgart. H Schwartz. Universitiit Stuttgart. UNIWEX-Ergebnisse. 1992 11 K A Braun. Germany 14 A Finkel. Interner ICA-Bericht. Proceedings 79 H Arnold. Oktober 1992 31 . Universitdt Stuttgart. Universitdt Stuttgart. 28-29 April 1992. ]ahresbericht 1992 iiber die Aktivitdten der Universitdt Stuttgart auf dem lJlrich Hiitter Testfeld der Neckarwerke Esslingen. K A Braun. 1992 17 L Holzer.j I. Benutzerhandbuch.6 H P Blatt. 28-29 Oktober 1992. 1992 15 A Finkel. HSnel. Ergebnisse aus experimentellen Parameter- und Konzeptstudien mit der Horizontalachsen-Windturbine UNIWEX. ICA-Bericht Nr 38. Studienarbeit. Diplomarbeit. H Schwartz. Simulation of the aeroelastic behaviour of different configurations of the LINIWEX wind turbine . ICA-Report No 40.

. December 1992. A Finkel. Simulation of the aeroelastic tehiviour of innovative wind turbines. Presentation in front of the OECD-group of experts on economic implications of information technologies. final report. Stuttgart. Numerical investigation of the aeroelastic behaviour.71 I Argyris. AEOLUS II. K A Braun. October 1992 22 A Finkel.

. 6: Free flap.oL too0. 1600. 1: Flap moments for ) = cortstt coning 0o Fig. 5200. E uooo. E c P 1600. 5800. 2200. rpm. ro00. I 3c00. coning 0" zooo E E g g -zoa& . "t:t'""'"" OJ l"ig. ?t00. 3000. 6C00. . ?000.o( rotoro ngle rotoro n gle Pig. ?000. 2200. 2: Flap moments f<rr const. I I o o o 3c00. weak clamping . 5200. r600. P {600. tr c o E {ooo. 5: Free flap. strong <lamping Fig. 5q00. ?600.

unstalled (reduced cr) Fig.. -i. r00..(r) 55C0. I o s 2r00. rtoo.. .. taoo. 3i00. rotorongl! rotoronglc rrpwirrd. ---. E :uo. -aoo 'tn'ol 0...-. \< t1200. Wlndrichlung _ I A 0 2100. . _400 t00. h ..-. ttl 0. 3500. o o E atoo. Wndrlchlung _ tro. -. E aaoo.l... tato. Itoo. oo t{00.. ggo oo co c . ro0. stalled uprvind. _ rel. stalled down-wind. A r il0. 3500...t.. rotorongl€ rotorongta down-wind.. unstalled (reduced c) tt00. +lQo . N' .>+' f. ttr E I 2r00.. . r.. {$0. -r00. r00.400 tt00. 3: Flap-wise bending moments for dillerent modes of operation (coning 0") . . 0. . o E 2t00. - E P co rroo. \ c o P tr 2roo. t200. -.. 49o lm. {100. _ ral. I c e g r{co. Wlndrichlung o ll00.

9 Hz (2. ' {.3(f yaw UNIWEX tutbirrc (braked.5 tlz .9 llz . .35 Hr .51 Hr 2.0 Hr (2.3 Hs (9. 7: First eigenmode of the UNI\\:EX turbine 35 . i0l0i EinxE clotto i.51 Xtl Fig. rigid) u[trEr-ruilllG (0e. .0 llz) J 3. 2. (9. '.03 Hz 3.6 !lz) .t llr) 9 9.3 Hz) Fig...3 Hz . 3'07 Hz) 1 4. t 9. .24 tlz 1..6 Ut ({. llcExlloo€ (l-1. l.5 Hx (2.02 llz 6.0 Br (5.55 llt {. l99ll itct0 HU!. ' 6.4 ltr (6.9 Hz .0 Fr (9..96 llr 10.8 Hz . 9. l: Calculated and tttesured eigenfrc<luencie for the stalled. 10.{ l|r ..2 Hr) 6. 10.04 llz 6. 3.90 H.29 Hz 9. l: Flap moments for rigid and teetering hub.. ' 6.. Tab.9 Hr .03..3Hr (4. .2. 2.93 llz r0.3 Ha) l0 9.t Hz) 6 6.0 H.6 llz) 2 2. Eigenftequcnren FE-Rechnung I lt"oung 2.35 Hz) 5 4.2 Ez .9r Hz .

60 -asa Fig.50 zE -aooo -0.30 -5@ -0. S: Flap-rvise displacements of the blade tip versus O -t000 -tto -1000 Fig.t0 cnrpL o[n{/rl -0.[5 0.E 0. r0 -1000 -t500 -0. to Fig. l0 -0. [0 hra hl. t3 0. -0. 9: Flap-rvise displacements of the blade tip versus time IJ to$. l0: Flap-rvise bending moments .20 wake -0.30 ? -0.20 I 0 -0. t5 nop|m 0.00 0. eo 0. ?! E -0.

The Implementing Agreement specifies that each Participant should designate one or more Contact Persons for his country who have familiarity with some aspect of wind energy. A list of currently designated participants and Contact Persons is attached as Table 1. For the purpose of this Task. This work entailed detailed examination of technical definitions. In order to participate in the Task. The special Annex XIII workshop The most important activity this year was the workshop for Contact Persons and Participants which was hosted at the offices of the Research Association of Danish utilities (DEFU) in Lyngby. it is necessary that a country engage in national projects on the development. construction and operation of at least one LWTS. consideration of ease of collection. development and demonstration programmes. Fifteen persons were present at the workshop with representation from eight of the ten Annex member countries. and discussion of problems of sensitivity and proprietary data. decided on a plan for the organization and use of Contact Persons.1.5. and agreed on definitions of the material being collected.1. Denmark on 11 September 1992. The broad purpose of the workshop was to form a consensus among the participating countries on the form and content of the material which each country agrees to supply to the Task. At the end of its meeting the workshop had approved a set of forms and procedures for data collection.6 Task XIII Co-operation in the development of large-scale wind systems Introduction The purpose of this Task is to further the development of large-scale wind turbine systems (LWTS) by means of co-operative action and exchange of information on the planning and execution of national LWTS research. 3/ . These persons will be in a position to help in collecting and reporting the data needed by the Task. An important component of the organization for this Task is the network of wind specialists called Contact Persons. a LWTS is defined as either a single large turbine or a group of smaller turbines with a combined power of approximately 1 MW or more.

namely. it was decided to let each member or contact person choose the method of reporting. he will judge whether the complete set represents the appropriate balance of information for his country. A few typical examples follow: One of the definitions examined was wind machine aaailability. is its availability. In view of the potentially sensitive nature of this type of report. Other workshop results Numerous other matters to ensure uniformity were handled during the workshop. and not the total energy output or power level produced by the wind farm or machine. This person will fill in the required information in his area of expertise and forward these forms to the Annex Participant for his country. the fraction of that period during which the machine is in routine operation. 38 . or could be in routine operation if there were wind. Another agreement was that energy output or power leael is the energy output or power level measured at the point of delivery to the grid or external interface. either as a formal A/I report or an oral report to the EC. After the editing and supplementation that he deems necessary. this Participant will Present the packet to the Operating Agent or his representative at the next regular Executive Committee meeting. The accident/inicident report form allows Annex members to report unusual events involving their wind turbines in a confidential and timely manner to the other members. During a given period. When that Participant has received all of these completed forms.Data forms The workshop attendees agreed on the format of a set of data sheets for each of the five areas of interest for Task XIII. Incidents or accidents involving LWTS will also be reported on a voluntary basis under Annex XIII. This definition is independent of whether wind is Present or not. They are: 1 National energy summary form z Regional energy summary form (optional) J Wind farm data forms A Prototype wind turbine forms 5 Commercial wind turbine forms The data collection procedure instituted by the workshop is as follows: Blank forms are distributed directly to each Contact Person in each country.

and is shown in Figure 1. packets of input forms were distributed to the Contact Persons and Participants prior to the Autumn Executive Committee meeting. Other information In accordance with the agreement at the Annex workshop.5. Government funding is now approaching the equivalent of USO 185 million annually for &D&D.3. Information from the Participants is now being processed and merged in preparation to dissemination back to the Annex Participants early in the new year' The updated Summary Table for Large Wind Systems i-s shown in the attachld table (p 42). Wind Energy Research. This material is an abridgement of the material on the completed forms which were just received and which is now being merged into the Annex data base. Development and Demonstration Government Funding has been compiled for all the countries who are participating in the R&D Wind Agreement.During the workshop it was suggested to add a third category to the A/I classification. namely that of "break down". Accident/incident reporting would still be available and would prove to be valuable in preventing rePeat problems. Note that total funding for member countries for 1992 has increased 12 percent over the previous year. This includes market development incentives in several countries' 39 . This milder category would encourage the exchange of technical data of possible use to fellow Annex memberi.

N.Tabte 1. Institute de rechErche d'Hydro-Queb€c Denmafi B Maribo Pedersen K S Hansen Technical University of Dept of Fluid Mechanics Denmark Gemarry R Windheim J P Molly Forsohungszentrum DEWI J0lich GmbH G Dantr Uberlandrrerk Nord-Hannover MrNrz Windenergiepaft Westk0ste Mr Hoppe-Kilpper Institute fur solare Energie- versorgung Mr Postmeyer Husumer Schilfswerft Dr Boullion PreussenElektra Windkraft AG G Huss M. Denmatk COUNTRY ANNEX CONTACT PARTICIPANT PERSON Canada R S Rangi Ms M Jones Energy. Technologie AG Mr Benndorl Pr6ussenElektra Hauptvorwaltung GlGprn Jade Wndenergie GmbH Dr Brauer Messerschmidt-Bdlkow-Blohm Energie.und Prozesstechnik 40 . Mines and Resouces Renewable En€rgy Info Center AWatts Energle Eolienne.1 Names and affiliation of Annex Xltl Participants and Contact Persons.6. Chairman W G Stevenson Scottish Hydro-Elec{dc plc Operating Agent PWGafin U.A. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Consullant B Rasmussen Wind Energy Consultant.S. Listed bY country.

Dept of Energy Seawest Energy Group Ltd W Steely Pacitic Gas & Electric Co MWMiller HERS Wnd Farm A Mikhail Zond Systems Inc 41 .S.Italy ESesto GBotta CREL ENEL ENEL CREL Netherlands HGDouma JHBBenner NOVEM Communicatie En Adviesbureau Nonray ESolberg JHernes Nonregian water Resources Nord-Trondelag and Energy Administration Elektrisitetsverk S Kotheim So r-To ndelag Kraltselskap T A Nygaard Institutt for Energiteknikk Spain ESoria FAvia Instituto de Energias Instituto de Energias Renovables Renovables Sweden O Sandberg KAverstad NUTEK AB VATTENIAII United Kingdom WGStevenson JBea Scottish Hydro-Electric plc Power Technology Center M B Anderson Renewable Energy Systems UnitedStales DFAncona M Haller U.

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WTND ENERGY RESEARCH.6.02 Figurel. development and demonstration .3 Government funding of wind energy research.80 E Norway e60 E Spain 40 E Sweden lM UniteO Kingdom 20 Ml United States 0 E Austria. 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 and Switzerland Agency Source: Internatronat Energy YgafS *lncludes Investmenl Wrnd Energy Conversron Syslems Agreement or Operalrng Subsidres Executive Commitlee 10/92 cE10154. DEVELOPMENT AI\TD DE MONSTRATION GOVERNMEIVT FUNDING LEGEND 180 l-] Belgium El Canada 160 E= CEC 140 El Denmark @l GermanY* 120 t'Z ltaly = o' a 100 El Japan @ Netherlands* . New Zealand.

For example. The text is based on contributions by members of the Executive Committee as listed in the Foreword. The cost of producing wind energy has been dropping steadily. Owing to environmental concerns in the western countries. The 4 MW prototype machine EOLE at Cap Chat. A considerable amount of technology base exists and technology development is continuing. Currently in Canada at a good wind site the average cost is about 0. an agency set up by the provincial government of Alberta. In Canada. a 50 kW vertical axis wind turbine designed by Indal Technologies of Mississauga has been in operation at Christopher Point on Vancouver Island since 1981. wind enery R&D began about 15 years ago. It has generated 11 056 MWh of energy in 16 851 generating hours. which would have been produced if the same amount of energy had been generated by fossil-fuelled plants. With an availability of about 94 7o it has shown the feasibility of large-scale highly reliable VAWT technology. The best current utility buy-back rate is about 0. A number of Canadian designs of wind turbines have been successfully field tested. 2. It has displaced about 250 to 450 tonnes of COz. Even with current buy-back rates. the activity in wind energy is now on the increase again. has been in operation since March 1988.1 Canada In Canada. The lack of commercialization of this and other designs in Canada is due to the poor domestic market resulting from the drop in oil prices. It has generated 470 000 kWh in 27 UB hours of generating time. Quebec. four wind farms with a total installed capacity of 20 MW are to be installed in Alberta under the South West Alberta Renewable Energy Initiative (SWAERI). 44 . a number of utilities are responding to public pressure and have started to accept electricity generated by independent producers.052 CAD/kWh. The buy- back rates are likely to increase with increasing cost of conventional sources of energy.National activities This chapter overviews the wind energy R&D programmes and the status and prospects of wind energy utilization in the member countries with emphasis on large-scale applications.07 CAD/kWh.

e. EMR and Ontario Hydro.In the past. Elements of the program The main elements and the current activities of the Canadian wind energy program are: . Goal The goal of the Canadian wind energy R&D program is to establish a technology base in Canada (i. Mines and Resources (EMR). reliable and cost effective source of energy supply for the domestic and export market. Technology transfer The program is administered by the Department of Energy. Outlined below are the goal and the main elements of the strategy for the Canadian wind energy R&D program. The project is co-funded equally by Canadian Agra.Wind technology is already economical in some remote Canadian communities. is currently carrying out a resource assessment on their lands on the east shore of Lake Huron. three companies were involved in the design and manufacture of wind 45 . The current technology is being developed/modified to take advantage of this niche market. Resource assessment EMR is co-funding wind resource surveys in Alberta (with SWAERI and TransAlta Utilities). along with a discussion of the future plans for various elements of this Program. A private company. Funding The total federal funding for wind energy R&D for the year 7992/93 is about CAD 750 000. Technology development . Wind turbine testing facilities . Canadian Agra. Resource assessment . in Prince Edward Island (with Atlantic Wind Test Site) and is planning a similar assessment in Saskatchewan. analytical tools and manufacturing facilities) and to make wind energy a safe. Technology development The major component of the wind energy program since its inception has been the development of Canadian-based technology.

1. with AWTS contributing the balance (in Iabour etc. The company has obtained rights to manufacture the 80 kW Lagerwey turbine designed in the Netherlands. 46 . About 8 to 10 systems are tested annually. and testing and evaluation of new prototyPes. EMR and Hydro-Qu6bec are contributing about 0. Wind/diesel development Hydro-Qu6bec has begun a three-year. B6rub6 and Co. have withdrawn their involvement in wind energy as they do not have the necessary expertise. testing and evaluating an 80 kW Lagerwey wind turbine for manufacture under licence in Canada. DI has also signed a contract to manufacture 44 towers for the Chinook project.5 and 1 MCAD respectively. the new owners of LavalinTech. Technology transfer EMR co-sponsors annual workshops in topics such as wind/diesel technology and industry updates. and is assembling a 300 kW VAWT near Toronto. A private company (Lam.) Wind turbine testing facilities Current activities at AWTS include the validation of several simulation models for wind/diesel hybrid systems. one of the 10 MW wind farms in Southern Alberta. Adecon Energy Systems and LavalinTech. it withdrew a few years ago due to lack of market. Even though Indal had very successful designs. Adecon is still in the field.turbines: Indal Technologies. Benvest Capital. The department also supports the annual general meeting of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).) have taken over the operation of Project EOLE and have expressed interest in designing and manufacturing wind turbines. An international wind/diesel workshop was held in june 1992in Prince Edward Island. The Alberta Renewable Energy Test Site (ARETS) tests wind-water and photovoltaic-water pumping systems for agricutural applications. Saskatchewan. has been building a Canadian-designed water-Pumping turbine and expects exPorts of about CAD 500 000 this year. Dutch Industries (DI) of Regina.67 MCAD project to demonstrate a community scale high-penetration wind/diesel system at the Atlantic Wind Test Site (AWTS).

In |utland. was 3347 and the total installed capacity was 437 MW. consisting of five 750 kW machines and operated by ELKRAFT. the Commission of the European Communities and the Danish electric utilities. and the machine is now in test operation. The development of private.2 Denmark Inttoduction The Danish programme for the development of large-scale wind turbines is sponsored jointly by the national government. It was expected that a new 100 MW programme would be completed by the end of 1993. The wind farm at Masnedo. small-scale wind turbines is no longer promoted by investment subsidies. The energy generation during the first nine months of 1. Nibe A and B. ELSAM is proceeding with the test operation of the 2 MW Tjereborg wind turbine south of Esbjerg. were commissioned in'1. This programme is. Reasonable pay-back rates and exemption from electricity taxation are now the main economic incentives. delayed due to planning difficulties.2. Both turbines have three-bladed 40m upwind rotors with active yawing. south of Zealand. Refurbishment of the 630 kW Nibe A wind turbine with a new 40 m stall- controlled rotor is completed. is in normal operation. the operating stastistics for the two Nibe turbines were as follows: Nibe A: Running time 7M7 hours Energy output 1613 MWh Nibe B Running time: 28 342 hours Energy output 7706 MWh 47 . however. privately or utility owned. As of 1 December L992. As of 1 October 1992. The A machine is stall-controlled and the B machine has full-span pitch-control.5 % of the Danish electricity consumption. corresponding to 2. The first 100 MW utility programme will be fully implemented by the end of 1. A 1 MW prototype machine for Avedsre near Copenhagen is in the manufacturing stage and is expected to be ready for commissioning by the end of 1993. the total number of grid-connected small-scale wind turbines in Denmark. The Nibe wind tutbines The two 630 kW wind turbines at Nibe in northwest |utland.992.979/80.992 was about 590 GWh.

The Masneds wind farm ELKRAFT. MWh 4926 4792 5989 6707 Availability. The design work was funded by the Danish government and the refurbishment by the ELSAM utility. Originally. laminated wooden blades. the regional power company of 7*aland. The availability is average for L992. The average wind speed at the site is7. Assuming ]00 ? availability. Since then this machine has operated satisfactorilY. It has now been rebuilt and placed back into operation. Nibe A has been operating only a few hours since 1983. oPerates a wind farm comprising five units of WnlOeNE 40. a small island close to the southern coast of Zealand. The same turbine experienced in Spring 1992 an overspeed accident (three times normal rpm) but no serious damage has been observed. As of 1 December "1992. Now the A machine has been provided with cantilevered.7 m/s at hub height (45 m). These blades were rather soon damaged metal fatigue. The site is Masnedo. the operating statistics were as follows: Turbine: MAV 81 MAV 83 MAV84 MAV 85 Running time. hrs 556 1'8 21' 454 22696 22912 Energy output. In February 1984 the blades were replaced by three new 2b m laminated wooden blades. the annual energy production per turbine will be about 1300 MWh. manufagtur-ed. The five Masnedo turbines were installed late in 1985. % 38 89 94 91. It is intended to prolong the lifetime of both turbines by 7-1.Due to blade malfunctions. The main specifications for these machines are similar to those for Nibe B. Power limitation is achieved by stall "Danish Wind Technolog-y Ltd". The first blades were made of a combined iron/fibreglass construction supported -by by nine bracing rods. 48 . and commissioning progressed well until October 1987 when a fire completely destroyed one of the turbines (MAV 82). The design of the new wind turbine is in many ways an improvement over the previous one.0 years in order to test theii operition with the wood technology. the blades of the B machine were fabricated with an outer sectlon made of fibreglass and an inner section of fibreglass shells attached to a tapered steel spar.

The turbine will first. either at the site or in the workshop."1. The cumulative time of availability was 16 353 hours. commissioned a2 MW wind turbine at Tiereborg south of Esbjerg on the west coast of ]utland. The damaged parts were quickly replaced by the manufacturer.Most of the turbines have had gearbox failures. As a safety precaution. be operated in the stall mode. one year after commissioning. As a result of this. Operation and availablity over the last five years is illustrated in Figure 2. The site is the Avedsre power station 10 km south of Copenhagen. This is caused by friction between the bearing and the main shaft. As of 1 October 1. The pitch control system now seems to operate well. The Tjereborg wind turbine In 1988 ELSAM. Then some minor mechanical modifications will be made in order to change the operational mode to 49 . Later. they have all been modified. but the installation of an improved bearing with better lubrication and cooling has now solved the problem. the maximum power output of all turbines was for a certain period limited to 450 KW. Now two of the turbines are equipped with new wooden blades. Surface cracks have been observed in a number of turbine blades. In August 1989. its gearbox failed by fracture of the main gear wheel. but then high temperature was found at the two bearings of the output shaft. The 60 m tower is made of concrete. but only for a short time after a start from cold condition.992.2. During 1992 outage time has mainly been caused by planned maintenance work. and commissioning is scheduled for October 1993. a LP sound from the first main bearing was observed. The Avedore wind turbine ELKRAFT has designed a 50 m/1 MW wind turbine with blades that can be used in both pitch and stall control. This machine has a 60 m upwind rotor with three pitch-controlled cantilevered 30 m fibreglass blades and a 1: 68 epicyclic gearbox. Until recently provisional repairs were made. This has further reduced the number of operating hours. until the power control system was able to prevent excessive power peaks caused by wind gusts. for a period of about one year. and the remaining three turbines are provided with new fibreglass blades. the machine had operated for 11 234 hours and generated 7708 VtWh of electricity. the regional power comPany of jutland and Funen. The 2 mW generator is of the induction type. The mac\ine is now in the manufacturing phase.

however. By the end of 1991. new accounting rules for wind-generated electricity came into force. A measurement system will collect all relevant data during both periods. two types of towers are used: steel lattice towers or tubular towers. committing them to install 100 MW in wind farms over the next five years. the total electrical capacity was 410 MW.992. The 1985 agreement will be followed by another 100 MW agreement (1990 agreement) to be implemented before the end of 1993.450 kW have been commercially available. There has been a delay caused by difficulties encountered in getting planning permissions. The corresponding numbers for L October 1. In 1992. although pitch control is gaining ground. As a first step. By 1 November 1. This corresponds to 2.082 ECU) per kWh delivered to the grid. Small-scale wind turbines Data accumulated over the past six years for both private and utility- owned turbines are presented in Figure 2.3347 units. in both cases they are 30 . Stall regulation is still the most common means of power limitation.2. Generally.65 (0. for which prototype testing is in progress. Despite this. 50 .pitch control.3 Vo of the Danish electricity production. The power range is rapidly increasing. the implemen- tation of the 1990 agreement is at least one year delayed due to local opposition to wind turbines. The utilities have asked for tenders of 1 MW machines. The agreement will. 437 MW and 590 MWh (nine months period).35 m high. and this will also soon apply to 500 kW machines. machines with ratings of 400 . so this machine size is expected to be included in the range of commercially available machines rather soon.2. a joint government/utility committee in cooperation with local authorities has recommended a number of suitable sites.992 are. Utility wind farms In 1985. The latest development trend shows that the traditional "Danish design" concept is unchanged. There are no longer any installation subsidies. be fully implemented by the end of 1992. an agreement was reached between the Danish government and the electric utilities. From that date the electric utilities pay private wind turbine owners DKK 0. and the annual energy production was 730 GWh. the total number of grid-connected small-scale machines was 3230.

and subsequent servicing of the wind turbines. the cost of energy produced by this wind farm is estimated to be 50 % higher than for average inland sites. The distance from the shoreline ranges from 1200 to 2400 m. AII wind turbines to be installed in Denmark after 7 luly 1992 must be approved and certified according to the new system. and the distance between turbines is approximately 300 m.The experience and economy for Danish wind farms was outlined in the Annual Report 1991. safety levels. northwest of Lolland in the Baltic Sea. the Danish manufacturers. The total costs of the project. Each turbine is rated at 450 kW and the hub height and rotor diameter are" swept rotor area. quality procedure for manufacturing. The water depth varies between 2 and 5 m. 51 . The reported availability is higher than96 %.5 and 35 m respectively. fatigue evaluation. or about 1130 versus 700 kwh per m2 "ue. The site is in the ELKRAFT area at Vindeby. the Test Station for Wind Turbines at Riso. The new system specifies requirements for documentation of all design criteria. power curves. The general purpose of the new approval and certification system is to improve the quality level of Danish wind turbines. the Danish Wind Power Association and various insurance and certification companies. The manufacturers must also have a fully implemented and certified quality assurance system according to ISO 9002. were 10. noise emission. The previous system of type approvals consisted mainly of a general design review and a review of the load and strength calculations. Offshore wind farm The first Danish offshore wind farm was commissioned in mid 1991. including a two year measuring Programme.5 MECU. transporting. The new approval and certification system is managed by the Danish Energy Agency. such as load cases and loads. Although the specific energy output is expected to be about 60 Vo higher than foi onshore sites. assisted by the certification secretariat at Riso. New approval and cettification system In May a new approval and certification system for Danish wind 1991. turbines was introduced as a result of two years of preparation by the Danish Energy Agency. installing. Furthermore. it is a condition for obtaining export guarantees from the Danish Wind Turbine Guarantee A/S that wind turbines must be approved and certified according to the new system.. The wind farm consists of 11 wind turbines in two rows. More recent data are not available.

1 The Tjareborg wind turbine: operation and availability .s 100 80 60 N N s 40 ffi 20 0 F-NN 1988 1989 1990 1991 1110 92 ffi Op"tation N nvailability Figure 2.2.

2 Accumulated data for wind turbines in Denmark .2. iI Private turbines I Utility turbines 450 3500 800 400 700 3000 350 600 2500 300 500 250 2000 400 200 1 500 300 150 1 000 200 100 500 100 50 0 0 0 86 87 88 89 90 91 86 87 88 89 90 91 86 87 88 lnstalled Capacity Number of Turbines Electricity Production Figure 2.

Detailed knowledge of the wind as the source of energy is necessary since turbulence and other variations of the wind are the principal causes of fatigue loads and and resulting stresses for a wind turbine of any size. It has an airfoil of special quality (Wortmann FX84W) and a mass of only 2l ton. see below) and numerical modelling have been carried out and are continuing. R&D activities now concentrate on advanced medium-sized machines and on new large-scale wind turbines (LS WECS) [1]. The results of this kind of research influence turbine design. the blade weight is reduced from 21 ton for the Swedish Niisudden I to about 9. two. is made of composite fibre material (CFRP and GFRP) with supporting foam. smoothness ol operation and aeroelastic behaviour are being studied both experimentally and numerically. turbine development. For example. The table includes medium-sized turbines of advanced design. advanced comPonents. Wind measurements using meteorological masts. and general issues. Examples of LS WECS developments and applications are shown in Table 2.6 ton. the 28 m blade for the 640 kW Monopteros 50 wind turbine. The main activities on medium. Rotor stressing. This project is a cooperative task in the IEA R&D Wind Agreement. corresponding to the height of the top of the rotating blade (130 m for Aeolus II.1. wind technology R&D. They cover single-. applications.3. The general objective of these supports is to develop reliable wind energy conversion systems (WECS) and to stimulate the commercialization of wind Power through demonstration projects and the large scale "250 MW Wind" programme.5. Wind technology R&D covers the aerodynamics of the rotor blades. non-utility electricity producers receive 90 % of the utilities' selling price of electricity according to a new law. developed by MBB. see section 1. and by the Federal States.and three-bladed turbines. the UNIWEX project at the University of Stuttgart aims at investigating improved design strategies in order to reduce investments and improve technical reliability. and optimized systems.3 Germany Introduction In Germany. structural dynamics. The same technology is used for the blade of Aeolus II (see below). In addition. For example.and large'scale WECS are: wind measurements.2. the develoPment of wind power is supported by the Federal Ministry of Research and Technology (BMFT) since 1975. The machines are generally characterized by advanced rotor blades and 54 . The project titles indicate the relation to the underlying activities already mentioned.

The 250 MW Wind Prograrr. the Netherlands.2 MW. called WMEP. Detailed evaluation of projects from WMEP should contribute to the above mentioned main activities aiming at further development of wind technology. In addition. having a rated power of 1. which includes similar turbines in Denmark. General R&D issues include studies of environmental impact (noise) and safety. formed the basis for the the projects "Adaptation development for Monopteros 50" and "jade Windpark: 3 MonoPteros 50".1. was installed on the 2 km2 55 . funded by the CEC. se Table 2. Wind measurements at the ]ade Windpark with a 130 m mast is supporting the measuring programmes for the Monopteros turbines and the Aeolus II. recently considered with respect to the new Federal States in Eastern Germany [2J. A successful experimental unit. WKA 60 The WKA 60 is a typical representative of the European one-megawatt class of three-bladed wind turbines.3.9 to + 20 degrees for the downwind rotor. and carried out by Germanischer Lloyd and Garrad Hassan and Partners Ltd.2.3.3. as proposed by F X Wortmann. for the installed turbines. Monopteros This line of development started already in the seventies. The three Monopteros 50 were completed in 1989. Further development is uncertain. The advanced technical concePts will hopefully lead to a further decrease of the generating costs. The new 640 kW Monopteros 50 has a soft tower and a generator system with a speed range. Spain and the United Kingdom. near Bremerhaven with a rated power of 400 kW. and technical support for the certification of wind turbines. the BMFT and the UK Department of is accompanied by a ten-year scientific measuring and evaluation programme. The status of the 250 MW programme is described below. A steel shell tower with no guys allows a wide operational flap angle from . Also worth mention- ing is the "Study of Offshore Wind Energy in the European Community".1 and 2. A new wind map including Eastern Germany. The aim was an advanced concept of a single-bladed wind turbine with a counterbalance. regional wind resource planning is continuing. The first machine. They also cover assessments of the wind energy potential in the FRG.improved mechanical design as well as optimized operational behaviour. especially in the German coastal states. has been published by the German Weather service. as the manufacturer MBB has stopped wind energy activities. see Tables 2. Monopteros 400.

The turbine is erected in the harbour near the mole. including the new WKA 60 II turbine. Cooperation with the German Partner 56 .992 to 17 September "1992 the energy production was 720 000 kwh.island of Heligoland. Even if the machine is of "conventional" design. see below.3. This is also a 1.1 GWh (907o availability. At the end of '1997. influence the load assumptions for the rotor (height of rock: 50 to 60 m. Special wind conditions. the AWEC-60 project has an R&D character.992 for repair of the blade. The annual output is estimated at 5. The new energy supply system was realized in the framework of the "Demonstration Programme for Wind Energy" of the CEC. Since the shaft speed can vary between wide limits. The main aim of the advanced development for AWEC-60 is a further reduction of the generating costs.3. a frequency converter system is needed to supply constant frequency. located 65 km NW of Cuxhaven in the Heligoland Bight.S m/s annual mean wind speed at tO m). The island's main energy supply system consists of diesel units (2 x 1. The minimum electric Power demand is about 1 MW and the maximum 2.7 MW for electricity) with waste heat utilization. The turbine was out of operation until May 1. The CEC also supported the Spanish-German machine AWEC-60. regarding meteorology and the energy system available. The turbine is in normal service since April/May 1990.2 MW three-bladed machine.3 shows a comparison of the WKA 60 and AWEC-60 turbines. This is evident particularly in the subsys- tems. it still takes into account the special conditions of the island. Results from a special wind measurement Programme with an 80 m lattice tower will supplement existing wind data. see Table 2.2. The concrete foundations are about 10 m offshore in approximately 5 m deep water. the design of the glassfibre reinforced blades and the control strategy. a blade was partly damaged by a lightning stroke. based in principle on WKA 60 but including some important innovations in the framework of Spanish-German cooPera- tion. Contrary to the demonstration project WKA 60. distance from turbine: 900 m in the direction of 300 to 350 degrees). The wind turbine operates in parallel to the diesel units and is equipped with a special "shaft-driven" generator system of a type often used on ships.33 GWh. including a heat pumP and a desalination plant. The GRFP blade was not Protected against lightning and the nearby 80 m lattice tower was not affected by the stroke.T. Table 2.5 MW. Total energy produced to 17 September 1992 is 3. From 1 June 1. such as the electrical system. The electric system thus consists of a synchronous generator. caused by the island's steep sindstone rock. a static inverter and a rotating phase shifter' WKA 60 was completed in Autumn 1989.

. the activities cover photovoltaics (300 kW up to 1 MW in a later phase. AWEC-60 was completed in Autumn 1989. Dezentrale Energiesysteme GnbH. the BMFT. Site: )ade Windpark near Wilhelmshaven in Lower Saxony. The programme is part of recent activities by several German utilities to investigate renewable energy sources in an advanced approach.A. Two special LS turbines are now erected: o An advanced Aeolus II.A. M.N. and wind/solar supported pumped storage plant (Hamburger Electricitdtswerke AG.3. PreussenElektra AG proposed to install and operate two LS WECS at two different German coastal sites. PreussenElektra has shifted its wind energy activities to two new companies. see Figure 2.'1. PreussenElektra.In the meantime. the PreussenElektra Windkraft Niedersachsen GmbH and the PreussenElektra Windkraft Schleswig- Holstein GmbH. has abandoned further wind energy activities. the German manufacturer. Rheinisch-westfiihlische Electricitdtswerke AG). Solar-Wasserstoff Bayern GmbH). o An advanced WKA 60 II. 57 . the utility PreussenElektra has been engaged in a wind energy programme for electricity production by the operation of advanced LS WECS.N.Ntirnberg.989. now M. based on the Swedish 2 MW Ndsudden I machine on the island of Gotland in the Baltic. Projects in connection with the wind energy Programme are listed under heading 3 in Table 2. delivered the drive train. In addition. see Figure 2.2. In particular. In the meantime. and developed in Swedish/German cooperation.3. In particular.987.1. Further knowledge of the long-term behaviour of the turbines and the expected decrease in generating costs will also be obtained. the coastal states of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein agreed to share the installation costs in the ratio PreussenElektra/BMFT/coastal state = 50/25/25.3. A planning phase for the following LS WECS demonstration projects has been running since May 1987 and was completed in December 1.consisted of adaptation of the WKA 60 concePt to Spanish conditions and of R&D work for the innovative subsystems mentioned. the developer of the WKA 60. Site: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog in Schleswig Holstein on the foundation of Growian. see below). Wind energy programme PreussenElektta Since the beginning of 1. solar energy in combination with hydrogen technology (several 100 kw plant with 350 kW photovoltaics. based on WKA 60/ AWEC-60 technology.

northwest of Emden at the mouth of the river Ems. The Power of the plant is 120 MW and the capacity 600 MWh. The project is jointly funded by the CEC (28. WKA II was erected in late Summer 1991. A 60 kW photovoltaic unit will supply Power for the control system.3. The project is delayed and first rotation of the wind turbine is expected in late 1993. Wind/solar energy supported pumped-storage plant In this case. It is a 400 kW wind turbine with a direct-driven generator without gearbox. Due to the high Peneha- tion of wind power at this particular site.992.3. 8 in Table 2. Operation of the turbine started in September 1992.3. The utility plans to suPPort the filling of the basin with a pump.7 7o = 1. see Figure 2. see map in Table 2. The wind power will be delivered by a turbine of about 500 kW rated power. At the same time the plant will serve as a reference with a considerable potential for application around the world.3. The aim of the project is to demonstrate the combined oPeration of different subsystems. The main design data are shown in Table 2.2. The three- bladed rotor has a diameter of 36 m and the hub height is approximately 40 m.8 million m3 basin on a ridge 85 m above the river Elbe. HSW This is the largest wind turbine to be built by Husumer Schiffswerft. The turbine is integrated in the 3.5 MDEM). The turbine was installed in Spring '1.1.2. The hub is fixed and the rotor tips are pitch-controlled.992 and is operated by the Energieversor- gung Weser-Ems AG (EWE).3. manufachrred by The HM-Rof or-300 is a vertical-axis Heidelberg Motor and erected at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog Wind Test 58 .3. a special filter for higher electri- city harmonics was developed and installed in WKA II to guarantee a good power quality. will be used. The owner is Hamburger Electricitdtswerke AG. This is a 2. driven by electricity from wind.The site of the two turbines are marked on the map in Table 2. The rated power is 750 kW at 14 m/s wind speed. The variable speed of the rotor ranges from 15 to 37 rpm. wind turbine. New medium-sized wind turbines E-35 is a new development by the manufacturer Enercon.3. about 20 km east of Hamburg.2. Enercon plans to enlarge the concept up to 1 MW. It will be installed in ]anuary 7993 at the test site in Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog.3 %) and the BMFT (20. see No.5. HSW 750 is a three-bladed upwind machine with a rotor diameter of 40 m and a rated rotational speed of 39 rpm. The BMFT and the state of Schleswig-Holstein support the project financially.3 MW Windpark Hamswehrum. the already existing pumped-storage plant Geesthacht. Aeolus II was installed in August '1. see Table 2.

992. For 1. The machine will be operated by Windkraft Nordseeheilbad Borkum GmbH. North Sea) is estimated at 1 GWh.1. BMFT support is about 50 % of the total cost. started in September 1. now erected near the island's harbour.992:73. From ref [3] the wind part is estimated to reach 4 . Like the E-36. More HM-Rotor- 300's are planned for installation at sites near the North Sea coast from 1. This will 59 . TW500 is a stall-controlled 500 kW wind turbine.99'1. '1.:7.40 MDEM for the total installation of 250 MW rated power.5 MDEM. The support for the 250 MW Wind programme can be roughly estimated since it depends on wind turbine technology. If the annual operational time (equivalent hours at rated power) is taken as between 1300 h (inland) and 2600 h (coastal area) and the support is 0. The final construction permit was difficult to obtain since many areas of the island are protected as nature reserves and since the island is located in the national park "Niedersiichsisches Wattenmeer". the government-sponsored activities include the promotion of field tests of wind turbines and hybrid systems/ like wind-diesel systems. the funding of wind energy R&D pro- jects.8 MDEM. In addition. see [3].3. manufactured by Tacke Windtechnik AG. '1.1.8 MDEM. 1990: 3.5 MDEM 1992. see No. For each project the duration of the support is limited to 10 years.3. The operation of the turbine. including demonstration but excluding the 250 MW Wind program- me. The airfoil of the GRP blades is the NACA 63-200 series. The low rotor speed also helps to reduce noise. Funding For details of funding. the required annual funding is 20 .06 DEM/kwh (0. is about 12 MDEM.1. this turbine has no gearbox and a directly-driven generator. 9 in Table 2.5. The manufacturer believes that the design can be economically scaled-up to 1 MW.992. and realisation is planned is planned with CEC support.3. These numbers reflect the rapid build-up phase of the programme. Support is obtainable from the CEC. availability and particularly on the site. Additional funding may be provided by the Federal States. under various climatic conditions.036 USD/kwh). Data on selected LS WECS projects may be obtained from Table 2. The develop- ment and installation is funded at 50 % by the BMFT.3. e g in overseas countries.Site. Ref [3] shows the following funding of the pro- gramme: 1989: 0. The steel tower carries the nacelle at the hub height of 35 m. These numbers are no allocations but they demonstrate the magnitude of this large-scale experiment. The annual energy production at the site (Borkum Island. some examples can be seen in Table 2. budget and policies reference is made to the government annual report [1]. see Figure 2. The three-bladed rotor has a diameter of 36 m.992with support from the CEC.2 MDEM.

The following points are characteristic of the present situation: . Further research for the utilization of wind energy is nevertheless considered necessary. preferably with LS WECS. maintenance. Promoting wind power in Germany The total wind power capacity is growing rapidly especially as a result of the 250 MW Wind programme. This is also stimulated by the CEC programmes (WEGA). . LS WECS prototypes are being realized more and more within the framework of international cooperation to combine different technical approaches in the partner countries. An Ad Hoc Committee on LS WECS under the auspices of the BMFT discussed strategies for the utilization of wind energy by large-scale machines. lifetime. particularly involving smaller plants. This aim is supported by wind turbine demonstration programmes and principally the 250 MW Wind programme. annual production. taking into account the characte- ristics of the grid and the limited number of sites in a densely populated country. Current investi- gations confirm earlier studies that a considerable contribution in the 1 % range to the country's electricity production could be obtained. New materials will help to improve not only the costs but also the lifetime of wind Power plants. development work is needed to obtain more reliable data on the technological as well as the economic side. was established in 1991. The mandate included the following points: Status of wind energy utilization. nearly 100 MW have been installed in this Programme. Three LS WECS of more than 1 lvtw rated power will produce data on availability. Since the beginning in Summer 1989. First recommendations. and installation costs. stimulated by the increased interest by the utilities.increase as a new programme. The committe was composed of 17 experts from the German wind industry.5. and experts from neigh- bouring countries and the CEC.3. Information of importance to the utility industry. dynamic stresses in correlation with gusts. For outPuts of 400 kW and more. The totally installed wind power in Germany is 142 MW in 964 turbines. are to concentrate the wind turbines in certain areas [2]. see Figure 2. have moved into the foreground of interest. Research and development could be continued for LS WECS. funding of R&D work is no longer considered necessary. called "Eldorado-Programme Wind". utilities and research institutes. In other fields. such as reliability. potential and environmental 60 . and grid interconnection issues.

Technology and generating costs should be developed to a more acceptable level. As a result of the German unification. committing the utilities to pay about 0. The environmental effects were considered favourable. r An important milestone for promoting wind energy in Germany was reached when a new law was passed in"1991. The present situation is considered to be a direct result of wind energy R&D and promotion programmes by the Federal Ministry for Research and Technology (BMFT). Early in 1991. This corresponds in general to about 90 7o of the utilities' selling price to the end consumer. 50 MW is reserved for applicants and sites in the new German states. . A German Wind Energy Research Institute (DEWI) has been set up in Wilhelmshaven by the state of Lower Saxony. Ecology (BEO) and the Federal States concerned. including a ten-year test. In addition. The final report of the committee concluded that the existing potential could be advantageously used by LS WECS. The programme is being implemented by BMFT in cooperation with the Project Management Biology. which uses the infrastructure of the Growian site. development of LS WECS. and technical and economic aspects. Energy.and from ]anuary 1993 the HSW 750 as well. In 1986. DEWI arranged a national wind energy conference in Autumn 1992 with more than 200 participants. the HM-Rotor 300 of Heidelberg Motor is being tested. and of the operation of about 10 machines per type. measurement and evaluation programme. These were followed in 1989 by the "100 MW Wind" programme aimed at the deployment and market introduction of small and medium-scale WECS up to an installed capacity of 100 MW.10 USD/kWh) to other producers of electricity from wind. In |une 1989. tuned to the needs of the manufacturers. should reduce the risk of the manufacturers and improve the knowledge for optimizing LS WECS. Schleswig-Holstein announced a permanent test station. .16 DEM/kWh (0.. Besides other turbines. the 100 N{W Wind programme was extended to become the "250 MW Wind" programme. The increasing positive attitude towards new energy sources in Germany is emphasized by the recent establishment of new research institutes in several federal states.effects of LS WECS. including the reduction of COz emissions. the funding of a research programme. 61 . The report recommended the support of manufacture and test of wind turbines with a rotor diameter > 45 m by several manufacturers. two demonstration programmes were initiated for wind turbines in the range of 80 to 800 kW.

is being supported by the programme. in North Friesland in the state of Schleswig-Holstein.3.Under the "250 MW Wind" Programme investors will receive an additional 0. To date. and (3) a certain balance among investors and producers of wind turbines. the operators have to report any anomalities during the ten-year observation period. Proposers are frequently private persons and farmers (65 Vo). The long-distance measuring network will be the largest of its kind in Germany. As the technical development of small and medium-sized wind turbines is still progressing rapidly. Utilities only account for less than L Vo. Additional criteria which will decide whether a proposal can be accpted or not are (1) the need for demonstration of a particular type of turbinei (2) the need for demon- strating the quality of a particular site. for which grants have been accorded by the BMF[. and since a goal of particularly high priority is the promotion of a large variety of systems.3. collecting relevant data for further evaluation. Figures 2. Niedersachsen and Mecklenburg- Vorpommern. Thus it will be possible to include new systems and technologies in the future. and 30 % are small companies.2.8 from WMEP show the actual status. the number of proposed installations is greater than 5000 with a rated power of more than 1000 MW. Each wind turbine.2.5 MW and comprising 50 turbines. Thus the largest wind park in Germany at present. Currently proposals for about 50 MW per year are being accepted. is connected to a central processing unit. BMFT's contractor for WMEP is ISET in Kassel. Sites are largely distributed among the Federal States in Northern Germany. It is believed that this incentive will motivate owners and operators to carefully maintain their wind Power facilities to achieve highest possible output. Many facilities are single wind turbines. In addition. The 250 MW programme is accompanied by a compulsory scientific measurement and evaluation programme. This means that less than 25 Eo of t}lre proposals can be accepted. rated 1. to obtain long-term experience of wind turbine operation. who will publish all relevant data [4]. which means that financial support depends on the amount of electricity fed into the grid. . the 250 MW will be installed ovei a period of about five years until 1996. Proposals reflect the great variety of more than 40 different turbines and more than 20 different European manufacturers. The environmental and aesthetic issues arising from the extensive deployment of wind turbines will be more apparent as the general public become fully aware of the situation and will no doubt stimulate the 52 . WMEP. The analysis demonstrates a trend to increase the power of individual units from an average of below 140 kW in 1989 to about 200 kW today.6 .06 DEM/kWh from BMFT for every kWh produced. such as Schleswig-Holstein. These publications should contribute to the further optimization of wind systems.

00 4 BMFT-Referat. Windpower Monthly. References 1 Programm Energieforschung und Energietechnologien.discussion on the benefits and disadvantages of wind power technology. Nutzung der Windenergie in Deutschland. WMEP. Offentlichkeitsarbeiil Erneubare Energiequellen. ISBN 3-87805 -136-5 3 ISET.Erneubare Energiequellen. It is hoped that the "250 MW Wind" programme will contribute towards the reconciliation of the different positions and interests and provide facts and data required to ensure the viability and general acceptance of wind POwer. tax7247 808656 2 W Maier. Leopoldhafenstrasse 2.35-24+9 5 Lyn Harrison. 7294 1. fax 56'1. Bonn. Kcinigstor 57-61. D-8032 Griifeling. available by Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe. lahresbericht L99L . Juli 1992. Resch Verlag. October 1992. D-75'14 Eggenstein. p 25ff 63 . D-3500 Kassel.. ISBN 3-88-1. rationelle Ener gieanwendung.


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371 9t92 603 97.894 5192 523 86.576 10t92 609 98.12t91 1192 2t92 3192 4192 5192 6192 7192 Al92 9192 10192 I Installedcapacity + Numberof WEcs WECs in WMEP (October 31.379 6192 545 90.414 3t92 495 83.6: WMEP: lnstalled rated power/number ol turbines.273 Flg. to manufacturers ratangs) 1 0/91 362 59.534 12t91 437 71.3.484 2t92 485 81.| 93. Period: I year 69 .084 1 1/91 402 65.094 4t92 510 84.594 1t92 464 76. 2. 120 600 100 500 80 400 60 300 40 200 20 100 0 0 10/91 11/91 '.561 8t92 588 95.1992) Month of admission Number Installed rated capacity [MWl (a6.454 7t92 57'.

class 0-70 t1-140 141-210 2't1-280 281-350 351420 121490 fotal kw KW kw rW kw kw kw 1 1 Baden-Wuerttemberg 1 Bavaria o 1 1 Brandenburg 1 1 Bremen 2 2 Hamburg 2 1 2 3 9 Hesse 3 1 7 'l 19 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 3 1 1 47 56 31 4 64 5 207 Lower Saxony 47 35 12 3 3 100 North Rhine-Westphalia .7: WMEP: Number ol turbines as lunctlon ol power class and Federal States 70 .P a latin ate 6 1 lSaxony 106 87 21 244 lSchleswio-Holstein 16 14 130 120 155 9t t0( 6 609 Total Fig.l 2 12 R h ine la nd. 120 100 80 60 40 U 0-70 71-14 141-2'tO 211'280 281-350 35'l-420 421490 Rated Power class N'mlrer rlf wFcs uv c7manstate / Rated power class (October 31'1992) Germanstate Rated power.3. 2.

9 't.2.1992) Germanstate Rated power class 0-70 t1-140 141-210 211-280 281 -350 151-{20 {21490 Total KW kw KW kw KW rW kw lMWl Baden-Wuerttemberg 0.98 21.255 Schleswio-Holstein 0.86 8.1 2.715 26.395 Bavaria 0.161 0.255 0. .49s 6.825 0.112 0.095 0.25 33.E25 0.702 North Rhine-Westphalia 2.0€ 0.45 0.242 Lower Saxony 2.15 0.53 24.25 2.75 1 .15 o.1 3.3 0.77 1.28 48.3.75 Hamburg 0. Schleswig-Holstein Lo\rver Saxony North Rhin+Westphalia D 71-1& 141-210 211-280 281-350 351{20 421490 Rated power claE6 lnstalled rated capacitv bv Germanstate / Rated power class October 31.15 0.458 rotal IMwl 5.061 4.22 29.8: WMEP: tnstatled rated power as functlon ol power class and Federal States 71.27 Saxony 0.63 0.15 0.7 98.13! 2.0€ 0.3 0.11 0.21 Hesse 0.26t 9.34 Rhineland-Palatinate 0.975 19.56: 1.84 2.485 4.18 0.16 0.14 18.75 0.273 Fig.19 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern o.161 Brandenburg 0.3 Bremen 0.3 0.

M""rrrino I ot.3 i 05 iggs. Hanover). 01 04. (BMFT:65%) 01. Adaptation deve|opment for MoNoPTERoS 50 {MBB.12'89.31 12 92 i DM 14 3 million | {P'""t"nElektra windkrafr schleswig-Holstein I tgl..891 DM 9 8 million DM31'4 mi||ion.7 million (BMFT: 50%) 50%) | .wKA 60 measurement programme (M A N.92.E.sizedWindturbinearoundlMW(M'A'N.""n. CEC 2990) 6 E-36 (Energleversorgung Erectjon of an advanced 400 kw turbine with a directly driven generator without gear box WeserEms -'91. [5] [9] 1.17 million (BMFT: 25 %. rated power > 400 kW 1 MONOPTEROS 50 DM 8'70 mi||ion (BMFT: . oil z.54 million wind turbine) 03 87-31 12 89: .Oi.newgeneralortype(Enercon).6million{BMFT 50%) | oroqramme wKA 60 lt (PreussenElektra Windkratt Schleswig'Holstein GmbH Hanover): .09 91 .. He|igo|and).15 million to manfacturer MBB from C E C' | (Bl..84_31."". since May 85i DM miilion. Federal State of Lower Saxony DM 14 8 million) DM 167 million .o/o. oM0.01.Ec. iz.30 06'1992'DM 1'24 million {BMFT: 50%) 7 TW500 5OO kW turbine on the island Borkum (Windkraft Nordseeheilbad Borkum (=5oo kw) sotar (60 kw) supporled pump storage plant Geesthacht (Hamburger Electricitatswerke 0/o) | .f".AwEtio"oe"onrac"owithDGxll.Munich): I or."-.r. DM 21 4million ZO.0391tDM l6million(BMFT 50%) I . 2. JAoE Windpark: 3 MoNoPTERoS 50 (JWE.Munich).sb . t egzr o[a t.. seewetteramt Hamburg):0108'87-31 12 1992: - DM '1.rd.87-300492: {BMFT: 1000/o) 2 WKA 60/AWEC 60 -Deve|opmentofamedium.1:WECS Proiects in Germany.3 million (BMFT:50%) Wind measurements Hetigoland (German Weather Seruice.1994i DM 7. Munich) tO. (BMFT: . AEOLUS II I .87-31 12 88i I .Tabte 2. I | . Oldenburg) 01. Ci. See ref. Wi|he|mshaven).01'08'85-31'07'88.3..Husum):o'104.b5. 01..DM5gmillion(BMFT: |-Enoineertnqtortheadaptationo'aWKA60typeturbine_WKA60||(M'A.dFT: 20. AWEC 60 spanish/German cooperation (M A N Technologie GmbH/ASINEL).88-3'1.89_30'06.tizat."EtektraWindkraft Niedersachsen cmbH.08.SVo): in aOOltion DM 4. wind measurements wilhelmshaven (university of Hanover.-os. Energy system He|igo|and (Gemeinde Helgo|and.c' DM 2'3 .manufaclur|ngandteslingofaVertica|-axiswindlurbineH-Rotorwith'1'2MW(UnionFenosaSA.08. Erection of a stall-controlled Eo*urj.on of wind energy by LS WECS (planning phase) (PreussenElektra AG):01 I DM 0. wKA60 Il GmbH ' Hanover) : 01 02 89 . Develoomentof theAEoLUSll rotorblade(MBB Munich):01 08'87-300991 . Land ru'"i"i.oriwip. Lower Saxonv: 250lo) I E-55 1MW3b|adedlUrb|ne.if.LandSchleswrg-Holstein25oio) | Measurino proqramme AEOLUS ll (PreussenElektra Windkralt Niedersachsen GmbH Hanover)i - I or 1091-31. Ut. Hanover).g mittion levri: 40 %.1 million IBMFT: 20%.Techno|ogieGmbH.5%.nogearbox. Land Schleswis-Holstein: 10 5 HSW 750 Deve|oomentandtesloia3..grant: 1600kEcu 72 .lff 2.2 MW H-Rotor DeVe|opment.N'Techno|ogieGmbH.tobecontracedend92withoGX||'Ecl grant: 1400 k ECU.6 millron (BMFT 50%) AG' I w.05 05: DM 50%) 24'6 mi||ion (c.b|adedT5okwwindturbine(HUsUmerSchitfswert. seerer'[s] .01 OM million (BMFT: 1000/o) . rjM r r .48 million 0M for DM 11. Technologie GmbH Munich)i 01 11 88 -31 1292 0M 3 7 million (BMFT: 50%) I I s wtHo pRocRAMME pREUssENELEKTRA I wtHoxnlrrNtEDEBsAcHsEN/scHLEswlcHoLsrElNGMBH 05.84-30.

G BERLIN % Tvp Location o Power Realization 1.2 MW Autumn 91 4.. rated power > 400 kW. 2 Geesthacht = 500 kW 93 5.3. E-36 Hamswehrum 400 kw Spring 92 7.3. \ \ Bremerhaven \ I .2 MW Summer 89 3.7 refers to the Table 2..2= Protypes.2 MW Antumn 89 AWEC 60 Cabo Villano (Spain) 1. AEOLUS II Wilhelmshaven 3MW 92 WKA 60 II Kaiser Wilhelm-Koog 1. MON 50 Wilhelmshaven 3a640kw Summer 89 2. HSW 750 Kaiser Wilhelm-Koog 750 kw 93 6.1 .Status 1) /q. WKA 60 Helgoland 1. TW 5OO Borkum 500 kw 92 Table 2. The number 1. in Northern Germany.

I spur Type 47.3 4 4 Tilt angle degree 4 upwind upwind upwind Orientation Rotor blades GFRP GFRP GFRP Material NACA 44 .465 0.65 0..465 Max.2 4.7 1..64 .7 57.8 Cut-in m/s 5 tz 12.3: SYSTEM DATA: WKA 60/WKA WKA 60 II AWEC 60 WKA 60 Rotor ilfil6".. 1 spur 2 planetary.7 Ratio Control Full span blade Pitch Full span blade Pitch Full span blade Pitch Blade control control control (hydraulic actuator) (hydraulic actuator) (hydraulic actuator) Generator torque Generator torque Power Generator torque control control control Yaw drive Svstem hydraulical hydraulical Type hydraulical 0. 25.3 Rated sPeed rpm 23 20/ -25. 0.3 16 .3 Tower cylin d rical/con ical cylin d rical/ con ical cylindrical Type oase oase prestressed concrete steel Material steel concrele prefabricated 0.3. series NACA 44 .75 - Generator Asynchronous with Type Synchronor:s with Synchronous with Ac/static frequencY Ac/static frequencY oversynchronous convener cascaoe converler '1200 Rated power kW 1200 1200 Operation 5.465 0.1 Rated m/s 12 24. Bending Mode Hz 0. series Airfoil 0.. 1 spur 2 planetary. series NACA 44 .3 0.8 57. 25...6 Speed range rpm 18 .O 24 Cut-out m/s 24 64 65 Max design m/s 65 n1 .78 0. 60 lllAWEC 60 Table 2. of blades 60 60 Diameter m 60 Fixed Fixed Hub Fixed 60 46 Hub heigt m 60 23 23.8 Yaw rate '/s 0. power coeffizienl Gearbox 2 planetary.

Table 2.3.4: SYSTEM DATA: HSW 750, TW 500, E - 36

HSW 750 TW 5OO E-36
Number of blades 3 3
Diameter m 40 36 36
Hub Fixed Fixed Fixed
Hub heigt m 45 35 40
Rated speed rpm 31 15-37
Orientation upwind upwind upwind

Rotor blades
Material GFRP GFRP GFRP/Epoxy
Airfoil NACA NACA 63 - 200 FX 84
Control Tip Tip; stall Full span blade pitch
Max. power coeffizienl 0.415 0.449

Type 2 planetary spur gear box no gear box
Ratio 1 :38 1 :49

Yaw drive Svstem
Type electromechanical electromechanical electromechanical

Type conical/5 parts conical cylindrical/2 parts
Material steel steel prestressed concrete

Type Asynchronous Asynchronous directly driven
Rated power kW 750 500 400

Cut-in m/s 4 4 3,5
Rated m/s 14 14,5 't2,0
Cut-out m/s 24 25 25


Material reinforced concrete
Height 88m
Diameter 6.20-4.5 m
Hub height 92m
Number of blades 2
Diameter 80m
Speed 16-21 RPM
Rotor position upwind
Control Pitch
Tilt angle 8'
Geartype Epicyclic/Bevel

Rotor Blades
Length 38.8 m
Material CRP/GRP reinf orced dePosits
Airtoil FX84-W-series
Chord length 4'4 m max'
Electrical sYstem
Generator sYstem Synchron, convener
Variable sPeed 140-1500 RPM
Rated power 3,0 MW
Voltage ca.1000V
Design Data (at hub height)
Windspeed cut in 6 m/s
''14.15 m/s
cut out 25 m/s
su rvival 75 m/s
Life time 25 years
Energy outPUt 7.3 GWh/a at 8.6 m/s
(90 % availabif ity].
Blades 9.6 t each
Hub 19.0 t
Nacelle comPlete 1 20t
Tower 141 0t


Table 2.3.5: AEOLUS ll. Main deslgn data


2.4 Italy

As already described in previous reports, the wind energy sector in Italy
involves four organisations:

- ENEA (the Italian Energy, New Technologies, and Environment
Agency) which is a state-owned organisation, playing, among
other things, the role of industrial promoter in the aforemention-
ed fields.

ENEL, which is Italy's main utility company. Formerly known as
the National Electricity Board, in August 1992 ENEL was set up as
a joint-stock company in view of being privatized. This process is
currently under way and is expected to be completed in the course
of 1.993.

The Alenia group, resulting from the merger of the Aeritalia and
Selenia companies at the beginning of 1991. Alenia entrusted the
manufacture of medium and large wind turbines to the WEST
company, which had been set up for this purpose by Alenia itself,
Ansaldo and Belleli.

- The Riva Calzoni company, which has been a well-known
manufacturer of mechanical and hydraulic equipment for over a
century. Some years ago, Riva Calzoni entered the field of wind
turbine manufacturing within a framework of a cooperation
agreement with the German MBB group.

Research, design and testing work is aimed, on the one hand, at assessing
Italy's usable wind potential, and, on the other hand, at developing a few
Italian wind turbine models, such as the medium-sized machines Medit
by Alenia/WEST and M30 by Riva Calzoni, and the large (1500 kW)
GAMMA 60 machine made by Alenia/WEST.

The sector of turbine development has since the beginning seen a close
cooperation between manufacturers, ENEA (providing technical and
financial support) and ENEL (mainly cooperating in the testing of
prototypes). Partial financial support has also been granted by DG XVII of
the Commission of European Communities.

More recently, the four organisations mentioned above have been
collaborating also in the sector of wind plant siting after a joint "Siting
Commission" was set up in 1990 with the aim of putting together all data
acquired up to that time, so as to get to the point of drawing up a
comprehensive map of sites actually suitable for wind farm installation.


includingexperimental e more careful survey of the plants that are actually in operation at ""itr. the energy price is reduced to 120 ." of Uoin existing projectJ (see the following sections) 'and possible commitments of private investors encouraged by the 1991 report. energy industrv in meetins i' internal 9:. as"well as by means of premium payments for *ind-g"n"tuted electricity sold to ENEL' As for premium payments. (Directive - No. Generally speaking. it should be recalled that the latest directive iri""a ty CIp.'then it will drop to 7z-ITL/ }l{W' f1e.i"" tt"t""t is now being mide by fNEl As a rough estimate' currently opeiating wind capacity may be put at about 6 . since the To comply with PEN.. have also embarked on their own a few small Plants.y:dand Riva fi. 6 ii zO eyirrt'1992) has. In case the investor also blnefits from grants undei the above-mentioned Law No..ovide for incentives to wind energy inv. bottr ior demonstration PurPos€s on the . *itti t. . both the ENEL comPany" in the next Installed capacity is likely to grow to a more significant vears as a consequen..135 ITL/kwh.UrlaZution pussed in january 1991). 9 and 10 . which set a target of .The scope of wind energy activities was also enlarged i1 !a1e 1988 as a plan (pEN).10 . the interministerial Committee on Prices...estors through of plant design and construction costs (Laws no. il.t plants (wind farms). 10. e' the Alenia/wEST installation of C"iro"i companies.tiVSOiVWh) for tliose plants that have come on line arter go ]anuary 1991 and make available their full capacity or a fixed share of it.rtui"e"iranufacturers.. it can be stated that a cumulated wind capacity of - about].. More detailed information of the various spheres of activity mentioned in the foregoing is given in the following sections with reference to each of the organisations involved. fnit price will be allowed over the first eight years of plant operutlon. These Ieeislative measures that were already described in the .O..ENEAhave end of 1988 undertaten a few projects aimed it setting up Italy's first wind and for oo*". 78 . among other things.?. allowed a price of 150 155 ITLlkWh (0.]'MWhasbeeninstalledinltalysofar." of the new"irrational Energy g0o N{w of wind generating capacity t6-be it ttuu"d with medium-sized machines by the Year 2000..i"".onrlq.

the main areas of activity involve the design of wind turbine prototypes. Wind. Development of wind turbine plants.ENEA The general strategy underlying ENEA's wind energy programme is to contribute to the market penetration of wind energy in Italy in accordance with PEN. second generation Medit wind turbine (the variable speed Medit Mk 3). on the other hand. In the short term. and the development of innovative subsystems. Development of machines . With regard to the development of combined wind-diesel generator systems. ENEA's staff are engaged in research in cooperation with universities and research organisations. more highly "transferable" aspects. As regards the development of planning methods and wind turbine technology. together with WEST. Development of planning methods and wind turbine technology . by identifying suitable sites for wind power plants. . meteorological. set up in cooperation with ENEL and the manufacturers. ENEA plans. as well as. such work being confined to the more innovative. a national wind map containing information relating to areas suitable for power plants. The main objective of pinpointing sites is to produce. within the framework of the aforementioned Siting Commission. and legislative data banks are being set up. with manufacturers. to develop a more advanced. In addition. ENEA's programme features the following areas of activity: . ENEA is taking part in a research project within the framework 79 . The pinpointing of sites and development of siting methodologies. and. and the medium-large M55 wind turbine (by Riva Calzoni). wind turbine instrumentation and field tests. The medium-term commitment is that of developing the large GAMMA 60 wind turbine (by WEST). With regard to the development of machines.10 MW). attention is being focused on the final phase of testing of the medium-sized wind turbines Medit and M30. in order to meet the immediate requirement: that of being in a position to test substantial clusters of these machines at power plants of significant size (5 . of course. Iand. on the one hand by supporting Italian manufacturers in their development of technically and financially competitive wind turbines.

is also prollided for in the programme' the relevant sites have not yet been chosen by ENEL' with the In addition. the first ptraS of l.ting wind survZys sltes' at some selected several paits of Italy.:t far) in . farms on the of the ttre feasibility of have required th-e. inridge order to check installing possible wind.*". Monte Arci in sardinia.ivJ.t.i"a turbines' io thii end' ENEL has been (over 90 measuring stationsin:l1t]:1."t plants' ti"3v tt r"utiuitity und geneial design of two . ii" itt conductiig these studies has been entrusted to fiiic. it should be recalled that."::Id farm "i.itu Drogrammealsoprovidesforthetestingofmedium-sizedmachinesata il".SoaStoreacha total capacitY of 60 MW. irigh-urt"t"d""'experiments (see the Molise region a new test site at Acqua Spruzzanear Frosoloneln below).tplants io be" built in itte refions of Campania and Emilia-Romagna' '"r. by terms of an agreement Government. phase of ENEL's Programme. infoimation Italy.. a wind farm tvIW is going to be.g up.r* *iir._of a further 2-3 plants totalling ite r"ttir. with up to Within the second.itiontotechnologyassessmentunderseaboardclimaticconditions (already under *"y Ntt"u).construction of ef *"i""r.ona.set up at 40 units for an overall capacity of about 11 on this project is also given below.lgML:1/ Yind "'#il'. in Central_southern but another 10 MW as a whole.specificationsforthemanufacture use in of stand-slone wind generating plants-that the company would some areas such as C"alabria tJzupply remote dwellings.T:.has a keen posslUfe wind farm sites and ascertaining the performance of available medium-sized and f"tg".f. ENEL is also considering the possibility to set up a Italian further40Mwofwindcapacitywithinthenextfiveyears. "r |iJfiffiir ]or gt" former plant"and to Riva Calzoni for the latter' ENEL lntroduction interest in pointing out The ENEL company. harsh environmentil conditions. aim of which is to of the European Community s JOIJLE programme' the of system comPonents' set up a computer code for ihe optimisation the-mediurn-term Lastly. firr" medium-sized units' At the same test mid-1992' GAMMA 50 prototype has also been under since Inadd. on-the-spot 80 . Lastly... and micrositing studies Technology assessment has been in progre-ss at the AIta Nurra test site in site' the 1500 kW Sardinia 5r.i"i"r" .ENELhasalsobeendrawingup. as regards the development of pg*. in its utility role.

Alta Nurra Test Site At the Alta Nurra site in Sardinia. reliability and availability of all machines. two M30 units by Riva Calzoni (Italy). which make it suitable for its specific purposes. by the end of L992. manufactured by WEST (Italy). and total energy yield may be estimated at about 6000 MWh per year. After thorough functional checks. have been tested together since April 1991. In addition to data recording of energy production. icing. a 300 kW MS-3 unit by WEG from the United Kingdom. two MS-3 units by WEG (United Kingdom). Further information on GAMMA 60 will be given in the Alenia /WEST section (see below). The site will host eight wind turbines. featuring different characteristics. reached nearly 1. the machine was connected to the grid for the first time in ]une. specific measurements have also been made in respect of noise and electromagnetic interference. A Medit 320 (or Medit I) wind turbine has also been under test at Alta Nurra since the spring of 1992. industrialized version of the Medit prototyPe. specifically two Medit 320 units. Installation of the 1500 kW GAMMA 60 prototype started at Alta Nurra in early April 1. The Medit 320 is the 320 kW rated.checks of the performance of prototypes produced by manufacturers in accordance with these specifications will subsequently be performed by ENEL before purchasing the systems.992. which has been granted partial support by DG XVII of the Commission of European Communities.5 million kWh (annual wind speed at the site is 5 m/s). Total installed capacity will therefore be 2440 kW. and experimental determination of the relevant power curves.s. The overall energy produced by these machines has. The test site is financed entirely by ENEL. the 200 kW M30 prototype by Riva Calzoni. four medium-sized wind turbines (the 225 kW Medit prototype by Alenia/WEST. high wind turbulence).l. A preliminary plan of the test site was prepared in late 1989 and then delivered to the municipality of Frosolone in February 1990 together with 81 . and two Windane 34 units by Vestas-DWT (Denmark). and a 400 kW Windane 34 unit by Vestas-DWT from Denmark). and has been chosen for its very good wind resources (annual average wind speed 7 m/s at 15 m above ground) and its climatic conditions (heavy snowfalls. Acqua Spruzza Test Site The Acqua Spruzza site is located in the Apennines at an average altitude of 1360 m a.

8 km from the sea (Gulf of un urr"rug" Oristano. in the province of Oristano. In the executive design phase. A-definitive response is expected to be given shortly' In drawing up the plant design. The annual energy output may be estimated at between 15 and 20 GWh (an annual wind speed of 5. ENEL has also embarked on studies aimed at assessing the interaction between the wind power plant and the environment during both construction and operation' 82 I I f I . therefore. With reference to the Monte Arci site. specifically: 320 kwM. In September 1991' the preliminary rlesiSn of the wind farm was submitted to the concerned authorities for the building permit after ample informa- tion on the project had been provided to the municipalities and people involved.tsea considerable delay in respect of the work time schedule.7 m/ s at 15 m above ground has been measured). at altitude of about 750 m a.dscape in compliance with specific requests from local authorities. bearing in mind that forestation activitiei are in progress in some parts of the plateau.s.. fhe lind involved is a part of the large Monte Arci plateau.. Civil engineering work started at the Acqua Spruzza site-in^]uly 1992' T}l. Total capacity .e plant is iow exp-ected to be completed by the autumn of 1993' Monte Arci rttind farm Project ENEL's first large wind plant will be built in sardinia. special attention was devoted to harmonizing the plait -ith tt e-lur. DG XVII of the Commission of the European Communities has granted the projecr its partial funding within the framework of the THEMIE programme. turned out to be considerably larger than usual in wind farms. and that local authorities intend to enhance the role of this area as a tourist resort' The total area over which machines would be spread has.l'.an application for a building permit. Theplantwillbeequippedwithupto40Italian-madewindturbines.. special attention was devoted to the need to minimiie ihe impact on the local environment.dit 320 and 250 kW M30-A units.iitt U" around 11 MW. The whole procedure including p"rtiiitl"g by regional auth6rities took an unexpectedly long period of 28 months uia iu.

Medit Mk 3 will essentially be a turbine embodying the Gamma concepts with improvements and simplification that are expected to allow . improvements being introduced as a consequence of the results of operation of the machines already installed. 48 units have already been manufactured (28 in 1992). Medium size machines The basic commercial product of WEST is Medit 320. Medit Mk 3. whose general background philosophy comes from the experience in the development of the prototype Gamma 60 and in the industrial production of Medit 320. Table A Main data for Medit 320 Number ofblades 2 Rotor diameter 33 m Rotor position upwind Hub height 26 m Hub rigid Gearbox teetered Power regulation pitch control Yaw conlrol active Rated power 320 kW Wind speed @ 10 m cut-in 4. In fact. As of the end of 1992. and an existing backlog of about 15 MW' The main features of Medit 320 are shown in Table A. in series production since 1991 in WEST production facilities.2 mls rated 11. WEST is the industrial exploitation of the experience and technologies which have become available within the Alenia (formerly Aeritalia) over many years of advanced projects. Medit 320 is the industrial model derived from the 225 kW prototype installed in Sardinia.5 m/s cut-out 17. Production plans for the forthcoming years are based upon an annual production rate of up to 100 wind turbines.Alenia/WEST The WEST Company WEST (Wind Energy Systems Taranto) is an Alenia (IRI Finmeccanica Group) company which operates in the development and production of wind energy systems within the Alenia Commercial Systems area.5 m/s survival 50 m/s WEST is also working on the development of a new model.

yaw control). set on 25 vertical piles of the same material' Power station building.duetothe natureof-thegroundatAltaNurra. fixed pitch.g" variable speed.fu on one hand.. a cost_effective maihine..ty. maximum energy caPture adequate availabilitY. the validity of the modeling of the wind turbine. behaviour for extended operation. in order to test thetheoverall and svstem. among other things. Large size machines Gamma60isalarge-sizedwindturbinewithinnovativefeaturestomake (teetered hub. housing.consistofareinforced concrete plinti..thenacellewasmadereadyfor shipment io the site in the first months of 7992' In the meantime the various site activities had been completed at the Alta Nurra site: FoundationsfortheWTGtowerandfortwol00mhighwind measuringtowers. located near the base of the WTG tower..Thefoundationsofthetower. in all possible operating conditions.r.. with special atteniion to hydraulics.aseriesofin-depthoperating WEST workshop' tests were^carried out on the int'egrated system in the Thebasicrequirementofthesetestswastohavethemachineoperatingin i"ui ti^".in previous e""""f REports. thus allowing for a simpler lower manufacturing and maintenance costs' A description of the activities performed in the last phases of the programme is reported in the following' Aftercompletionoftheassemblyin1991. already described. anq minimum series production costs. The main features . and t"o eliminate all control componenrs from machine with the rotating Parts on the other. have'been designed in order to increase the annual .f ihi.. the proper implementation of the regulating algorithms and supervision strategies' Aftercompletionofalltheabovesteps.. Theprototypeisforeseentobeinstalledinlgg3andfieldtestedin1994. the drive train sirpervisory and control hardware and software' The tests performed with this system have assured the proper behaviour of the actuation devices (hydraullc and electrical) and sensors' the stability . the AC/DClAC converter' 84 .

85 . was connected to the grid in the beginning of 7992. all other installation activities were completed by the end of the same month.4. smoothing out of the ground. three Medit). one month after completion of site installation. Construction of the cable conduits. one Medit) and in Abruzzo (Sangro. and to ensure that the operating parameters recorded were in line with the targets laid down during the design stage. Other installations have been made in Sardinia (Villagrande. the site activities were very rapidly completed. the first section was embedded in the reinforced concrete foundations. took place on 9 April 1.4. All civil works were completed within the spring of 1990. building of access roads. Wind farm deuelopments Among WEST's major programmes in the field of wind farm development is the Campania wind farm. Static and rotation tests on the machine were performed under controlled conditions (i.1. one Medit and Alta Nurra. Each piece was then hoisted and welded to the piece below it. Assembly of the WTG tower was completed in Summer 1990. while the others were welded to each other on the ground in three separate pieces with lengths 16. one Medit).2. mechanical and control components. After some setup activities on the control and actuation systems. Tests in various operative conditions have then been performed in order to confirm that the equipment performs according to plan. it came to full operation in the spring. The tower was transported to the site in eight seParate sections. for which a relatively Iong period of time was spent. the first Italian wind farm made rrp of medium-sized machines/ see Figure 2. below the proper supply limit) in order to check the overall operation of the equipment and of electric. consisting of four Medit 320 and three AIT 03 (30 kW of rated power). so that the first rotation of the machine occurred on 3 |une. The first module. 16 and 24 m respectively. A second module with two Medit 320 and 13 AIT 03 was installed and connected in the second half of the year. see Figure 2. Nacelle erection. by means of two 450 ton cranes. Thanks to the fine tuning of the system in shop. Oristano. Other installations are under way. in Molise (Sannio.992. two Medit.e.

Riva Calzoni Introduction wind Since the beginningof this year' Riva Calzoni activities in the o" M30 activities' The industrial enersy field have b""".."fli..ratr.4.ihil. rit""p'..tp3"a ti^u"ut 6 m/s has been measured at the site during these two veurr.5il. nlanr ind by ENEA.'itsalrea-clyinstalled. finictpitity itself..p'i'"*"*t'*ll u" implemented on the MS30-s1 ". Wind monitorin! aciivities have been Almost half of these sites ing sites in 1991 ao. ri..'i" i^iit""a "q:l{of newrotor..ur..Windfarmplanning b"i"f ""uf.J". c""iiuiitury_and started wind turbines' An kW M30 The plant (see Fig z'+'ei itt"f"aes two 200 .il.''ioi t*"ff M30 realizations' customers' series have^been produced for different first wind farm ever built by within the framework of these activities.huband. The development of the M30 series is going on with the completion of the 2s0 kw M30-A with a the M30-s1 proro.GJ "t"'gy yield is about 1500 MWh/year' The municipality was granted the major funding share within the FESR- VALOREN European dommunity plog:3mme' ihe remaining part of the by the Abruzzo region cosr *u.4.: u. the commune of Tocco de Casauria an Italian *. Several experimental activities on the 200 kW prototyPe in Sardinia are an R&D progra*T".blade. a\upgraded generator version of 350 kW rated .iJ (see Figure 2'4'3) has reached a t?-ri zSo tW rvf3O-e "rra%it"" " commercialtevelwithsome.5)"d monitoring' through wind is going well with #. programme' According to this completed within the CEC JOULE il."ilt .rni"ipuriiy ** tlt up in the operation in July 1992.. in the Abruzro .ft should be ready for the end of 1'993' M30 wind farm development in A lot of activities are going on to Promote enlarged from two monitor- Italy.tSEo-S2.T}iisrotorwillpreludetotheM30-S2(Figures power' 2.yp".whichwillberealizedduringnextyear' 86 . Among th-ese-activities...4 and 2."o?"'i-tu" 19 sites in1992' Up to 35 units of the M30 have good prorpu"."gioriir.I...*ut also in progr"rr..

Activities on the M55 will be emphasized more in next years when the M30-S2 will be a very competitive wind turbine. Increase of the rated power from 250 to 350 kW. including new design improvements in order to get a more reliable and simple wind turbine. Completely new concePt for the hub design and assembly. always on the basis of operating experience of the first commercial installation. The machine cost will be very low and interesting on the market.The main improvements are the following: . . . M55 Research activities on the M55 (see 1991 report) have been kept on a lower priority in 1992 to concentrate the resources on the new M30-S1 and 52. especially designed for the highest energy efficiency with the lowest noise. wfricn wiU be a main key to develop the M55. New blade. Future perspectioes At the end of next year the M30-S2 production will start. New electric generation system with semi-variable speed for load reduction. 87 . . showing the good perspectives of the single'blade tedrnology reaching its commercial phase.

4. Figure 2.5 MW GAMMA 60 at Alta Nurra 88 .1 The 1.

4.2 Partialview of the wind farm set up by WEST near Bisaccia in the Campania region 89 .*tt'\" -*"---- Figure 2.

l n ltate r ial painted galvanized steel EIJECTRICAIT SYSTEII Generator t!'Pe asynchronous (induction) Generator number 2 (lov+ high vind sPeetl) Generator Pover 250 kt{ . M30 A 250 kw WIND GENERATOR EHsncv PRoDUcrroN Tncnrcel cHARAcrERrsrrcs iI RO'I\]R i P0Y{!9 c'JcvE I BIade Number I 'MlO-250kr I Di amete r 33 m speed 39.9 / 60.5-?5 m/s rr2la!llll starting vlndspeed 4 nls ftl{} Spf$ AI 1lh ttlofl (ds) survival vindsPeed 55 m/s (at hub height) Atf{lAt AVEMIE IJifetime 30 !'earB Figure 2.IVB TNAIil Gear 2 stage / Parallel shaft Gear ratio I z 25.ADE l Blade + counter uF veight arm Ienght 22 n (one part) I Chord length 0.7? m 0i./ 55 kr CONTIOIT ANNUAL ENERGY YIELD TYPe Computer + electro- Mlo . 250 kf nechatrical logic Pitching sYstem hydraulic actuators YaYing sYsten active Parking teathered blade. llaterial tYPe CRP/GRP (Epoxy) I Profile tYPe FX84-tl series .l- I TOIdBR si I To Hub Height 33n Shape polygonal conical Diameter 1.l. flap locked DN.lanuaI brake disc (maintenance) PERTONXINCB Rated poYer 250 klf t{indspeed at rated Pouer 12 nls Operating range 3.4.6 !.6 .26 .1.3 RPI'I Porer (kf) Rotor position alotrnvi nd Hub type teetering hub Pitch angle range 0o and 90" di I ROTOR BI.3 Characteristics of the M30-A wind turbine 90 .

8-25 m/s a!?!tttlt! Starting windspeed 4.i.06 m Haterial t!'pe CRP/GRP (Epoxy) ilF Profile type FX84-I. 350 kr mechanlcal logic Pitching S!'sten hydraulic actuators Yawing System aettve Parking feathered blade. ROTOR BI.4.5 m ( separate section ) I Chnrd I onnlh 0.4 Characteristics of the M30-52 wind turbine .6 RPY Portr (kfj Rotor position dornsi nd Hub type teetering hub nf I Pitch angle range 0' and 90" I Dt.l cot{rRoL ANNUAT ENERGY YIELD f^mhilfor + olo^l-r^- Type li00 .2.l serles . flap locked DRIVE TN.3 n/s AMllAt AVERAGI rlm SPEFo AI 10r' ffilOfi (ds) Survival vindspeed 55 m/s (at hub height) Li f etime 30 l'ears Figure 2.I.3 Hanual brake disc (maintenance) PERFOR}'ANCE Rated pover 350 kr.r Uindspeed at rated pover 13 m/s operating range 3.ADE Blade ]enqth 16m af I Counter veight arm 5.ECTRICAI.6 . M30 S2 350 kW WTND GENERATOR Ewencv PRoDUcrroN Tnc"raot cHARACTFTRTsrrcs pOY/:q ROTOR cu'\/E i Blade \umber l I 52 l___l Mlo 350 kV I Dianreter 33 nt speed 53 / 55.AIN Gear 2 stage / parallel shaft Gear ratio I : 28.l m Itaterial painted galvanized steel EI. I TOIdER $ T^ Prrh hoidht 33 m shape polygonal conical 0 Di ame te r 1. SYSTEII Generator type asynchronous (induction) Generator sl ip Generator pover 350 kl.6 .

{rawind n{ tha M3l'l-S2 wind hrrtrine . \ ia \\ Eiattm o -a E ftlt6"^ll .

..4.::' .'1r i!.'@ W"@ 's+ #r sW @t i@i. 1.... :'@t'i'..6 M30 units installed at Tocco de Casauria (Abruzzo region) 93 .' Figure 2..' :!l .1 l:!:1 ''.i@ i!ffiir :. € :1@tt .

ott"tPonding to Z7 MUSD)' have been identified in A number of suitable sites for wind turbines This fact has bearing on the Iapan..[i" ""d activities of NEDO.i.J. th."".." fi"t t'"o machines' the method of operation .*i *i".""rfg^i.terrain' "r"and economical rndnd energy technology.. Utilization technologY rated is under An experimental wind farm o{ approximately 1MW wind Power turbine was construction on t"tiyalo'iil.'iiiJi.. Based on the installed in Fy 19si. fire New sne1rylita.r""t"r wind " DuringFYlggzNEPoisengagedinthreemainactivities:development of the 1' MW of the 500 kW wind turbine PrototyPg' construction resource assessment' I.eiirio-otionfteaqq:irt"it of the Ministry of rrade and oi Industrial science iiri i"iititr"# 14rs3t Technology Industry (MITI)..rriro"i*-"ilii...2.a and Mechanical nr.rint6 are carrying l.i"...ri6'?.scate wini'Liui"".'54tMIPt i9ez {. in 1986 and further research After completion of the 100 kW Pilot ?lant proqramme was initiated in for a large.Tit^-::search "yt S""thiie irolect bv evaluating the wind energy "t..e ali"iled design Industries liitsubishi Heavy way.irry-ir"rnrl in Resources *a nr.) in the Agency bv the Sunshine rro.ign of farm started in FY 1991' construction or r vfr-"*p"iii..dh6te fo""t"a in complex. rhe triar *pti" of the t'rbine are under manufacture of uraies'lih-tr.e...naustrial main role in the the ..gir.p*-""i"f *i"d f. " new R&D a soo kW ilass wind turbine and the 1e90..Q..60..i th" iit^g"Jgfl" testthe National construction Institute for "r........"r oftr.. the ]apanese wind energy tSlS H...ta diameier and" GFRP 94 . but they .t$S "L*t"q ' ila.. The turbine *riiU"-**"f"crured by Ltd.i be erected and ""otr.5 Japan Introduction R&D programme has been directed Since 1978. As a result. Okitt"*"' A 250 kW *ill in FY 1992.ib6servarion and The 500 kW wind turbine Prototnte has been completed' As The conceptual design of the 500 kW prototype alreadv desctibed.i. The budget for wild energy in the Sunshine Froiect increased from JPY in FY ieel and e81 MIPY for FY 370 mi'ion in fiscal G.'.reei' it it {-:b.inefo'rt.1"" wnbol plavs plants in the project' The op".til...

ouit of Honshu ^t It has five zzs kw three-bladed pitch- facing the streets of Tsugaru. NIRE is developing methods for numerical prediction of wind characteristics in some typical topographies. The wind conditions are worse than expected and the operation was affected by some typhoons this year. The wind conditions are getting better in the last half of Fy 1992 than the 6. controlled units with 28 m rotor diameter.position of additional units will be investigated in Fy 1993. with a teetered rotor. The number of sites in each period is: 13 in Fy 1990. a soft tower and variable pitch/free yaw controi systems. since Fy 1978. aeodynamic noise etc. 95 . which is expected to be completed in 1993. Major electric power companies have their own wind energy projects aiming at a total installed power of 3700 MW by 1995. called WINDMEL. MEL is operating a two-bladed variable speed 15 kw experimental wind turbine generator system. NEDO is acquiring fine-mesh data in the Rumoi area. in order to study the validity of numerical simulation over complex terrain. in '199'l Cape Tappi on the northern . Hokkaido. and 15 in FY 1992.992. vibration. Industrial activities The first wind farm of more than 1 MW in Japan was built by Tohoku Electric Power Co.1 MW wind farm at Tomari. has started the construction of a 1. the energy production was 865 vrwn wittr an availability factor of 96 %. 10 in FY'1. The |apanese Wind Map will be updated in Fy 7992. NEDO has been measuring wind characteristics at selected sites since 1983. In addition. Wind observation As a complement to the nation-wide network for local meteorological observations. Hokkjid-o dlectric Power Co. In the period frorn April to september '1. Basic research MEL has been investigating basic aspects of rotor aerodynamics.1 m/s average at 30 m height during the above-mentioned period. structural mechanics.997.

1 Wind energy in the Netherlands of the In the Policy PIan concerning Energy Conservation and Renewables iJi"ir.installa- t0.1992 the installed 1992 another 100 MW was increased from 30 to 110 ftlW' et the end of 2'6'1' under construction or in preparation' see Figure 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 year I installed l-\lNil unOer construction I I forecast Figure 2.87 .ry of Economic Aff airi (lunJ isgo).ss^the.Jpiaty. In the period 1'9. the governm:1'-::j:^1lbitto"t use of renewable energy eoals with respect to energy conservation and the |il.6 The Netherlands Introduction Netherland started In the late eighties the number of wind turbines in the capacity to i*"ur" ..6.2. witi 'r"g"ra to *Tna energy these goals-encomp^a.991YT"n tion of wind poier amounting to iOOO MVf by the year *o"fa .uu" upprotimately tZlI of primall fuel per fe1' 11d-f11ther 200 MW of erowth of the installed wind port"f to 200b Mw in 2010' i"iifrr rr'tt"rd be installed offihore' In comparison' the togl-Plyary PI' annual energy consumption in the Netherlinds is about 2700 YO .

TWIN is managed by the Netherlands Agency for Energy and the Environment (NOVEM).14 NLG/kWh (0. The improvement of safety. which are to be met by 1995. a national programme is in place to stimulate the use of wind energy. The general objective has been translated into a number of operational objectives of TWIN. Implementation The aim is to implement wind energy in the Netherlands at an average rate of 60 MW per year. are included in the project./performance ratio by approximately 30 Vo. This programme component allows investment grants uP to 35 % of the total project cost for wind energy installations. noise reduction and the increased size of available turbines will contribute to the efficient use of the existing wind turbine sites in the country. All preparation aspects. This National Support Programme for the Application of Wind Energy in the Netherlands 1. are formulated below. reduction of the turbine cost and turbine lifetime will have to result in an average wind energy cost.20 NLG/kWh. As of 1995. compared to the 1990 state of technology where the average cost level is 0. Industrial deuelopment The aim is to improve the cost. 97 . generated at proper locations.990 -7995 (TWIN) concentrates on removing financial and planning obstacles which inhibit the use of wind energy and on contributing to the development and improvement of wind turbines in the Netherlands. of 0. such as physical planning and obtaining building permits. thereby realizing a wind Power capacity in 1995 that will save 7 P| of primary energy per year (400 MW). Concrete targets in these respects are the reduction of the average source noise emission level by 6 dB(A) and the extension of turbine size range up to rotor diameters of 40 .07 USD/kWh). These objectives.TWIN programme In order to realize the government's ambitious objectives.55 m. Technological deaelopment The aim is to provide the technical conditions for a continued industrial product improvement and development of present generation wind turbines.

rial".t"nt iechnologies' demonstrate the i".c. the final experimental project started..g hub' A layout will be evaluated applied in the simplified ...rr"a^il p.Inconsultationwiththemarketpartiesinvolved..rh+"r"er is kept constant above the rated wind speed' 98 .f"tions . passively activated by centrifugal aerodYnamic forces' which is .".:o^ttant at converter.."t.t in industrial pioduct improvement and develoPment' Oneoftheessentialtechnologydevelopmentactivitiesistheso-called which is co-financed by the FLEXHAT Project.induced ..ld "i Her facilitydeveloped at-Petten' to and to provide the proper functioning of il" to^ponents i. Elastomeric. Flexbeam for reductioi of dynamic loads in sections. ftr applicatfon to medium and large size machines' The .thewindturbine for current and anticipated expertise will be . increases.o^po.i.. Simplification of auxilliary systems and reduction application of passive elements'- of components by the Damped transmilsio" oi ioads exertei 9f ltte wind potential of reducing the investment developed .. -Controlstrategiesimplementingloadcharacteristicswhichenable the functioni"fi the passive tip controls in the prescribed way' "f part of the FLEXHAT After mounting the blades.o-put"i to the elaitomeric bearings vtoa-Z (USA) and MaglarP (Sweden)' the blade root . see Figure 2'6'6' conversion system The diameter of the rotor is 22 m' The electrical feeding a twelve pulses electronic Power consists of a d.". of flexible sub-structures' by the grid through the application The innovative comPonents are: and . while allowing roiational sPeeds..Asthewindspeed.rairsttv with sufficient design data' methods: The aims are pursued by means of the following of the number . Atarotationalspeedof'6rad/sthetipsStarttopitch.op"u" communities."tti' have the tes1s-1111 been Integral cost by 30 7o compat. .. Blade tip controls.-*i"g tfl. generator in suchl way that the power t: k"f!' is to develop and test Commission of the n". It is controlled wide range of variable a preset rated power level.... the rotatioJ spe"a and thL pitch angle vary accordingly' In this .r"i . The aim oiittit proje.

The reduction of the loads was achieved at accompanying 1P teeter amplitudes. 99 . In fact.The rotor testing programme is essentially concluded by the end of 1992. to promote international cooperation and to keep track of developments abroad. The feasibility of yawing as an auxilliary safety system for a teetered rotor has been established herewith. appreciably (2x) smaller than expected. At this modifica- tion of the rotor. Yawing out of the wind in combination with a small brake is envisaged as the auxilliary system for bringing the rotor to standstill. an intermittent instability occurred during normal operation. so that further design optimization can result in even smaller blade loads. In the second part of the test after the modifications. It has been shown during the test that the additional blade root bending loads. The main activities are to be started after 't993./owner of the wind turbines. and by a factor of two relative to the stiff rotor operating at constant rotor speed in stall condition. Stable operation was not always observed during the first part of the test. In fact. no instabilities were observed during start. Dissemination of knowhow and programme support The aim is to make the available knowhow accessible and usable for the industry and operator. Reduction of blade loads according to design has been met. are only of minor importance. stop and operation at high wind speed. also the connection rods between the tip and the inner blade was replaced in order to increase the torsional stiffness. the rotor speed is protected against overspeed by the two independent passive pitch systems. while yawing. Moreover. a severe but still Iimited instability occurred during start and (emergency) stop at higher wind speeds (> 15 m/s). Suppression of these instabilities was achieved successfully by installing a damper between the tip and the fixed inner blade part. the dynamic 1P loads at the blade root were reduced by a factor of three relative to the stiff rotor with passive pitch control. In the FLEXHAT safety concept. The main results are as follows. At these instabilities an interacting second flap-first torsion mode of the blades was measured. Offshore deaelopment This programme component concentrates on formulating a development scenario for wind turbines at sea.

. lifetime and stsess calculations). ECN programme In addition to TWIN there are other important wind energy R&D programmes in the Netherlands. and by the industry itself.5 15. ECNs wind energy programme.0 3. 1.2 15.0 1. .0 0. Amounts in million NLG. The construction of a 23 m diameter rotor equipped with pressure holes at three radial positions to measure the pressure distribution during operation.5 3.3 1.2 1.Funding The estimated funding for the TWIN Programme is shown inTable 2. conducted by ECN (Netherlands Energy Research Foundation).5 1. Computational programs (wind field description. 100 .5 1.5 7.2 Estimated funding for TWIN.5 1. The development of variable speed electrical conversion with appropriate control systems. A series of progtams forming an lntegrated package has been completed by means of a description of the models manual and verification procedure.8 * The amount of subsidy available is published by the government annually. KEMA (Dutch institute for quality control of electrical materials and appliances).Important elements of this programme are: .6. which is financed directly by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. This facility will be used for research on dynamic stall and dynamic inflow phetromena (draft Annex XIV see section 3).8 2.3 0.2 0. had a budget of 3 MNLG in1992.5 4.4 0. The determination of so-called stress reserve factors gives vital information to further optimizing the use of blade materials.0 0.4 0.5 2.6.2 Tabte 2.5 1.1 0.5 3. .5 2.0 3. aerodynamic and structural dynamic response programs.5 3. Research in fatigue properties and evaluation methods for large blades. TNO (Dutdt Organisation for Applied Research). Delft Technical University.5 1.4 0.0 3.

In 1993.6.l Figure 2..1992 101 .. vermogen (MW) 100 80 60 40 20 0 Uiilities Non Prolit Industry Publlc-Private Private fabri kant fil.3 Market share per investor for approved projects 1986 .7994.6.4.Main results and future activities Implementation Investment subsidies have been available since 1986. The remaining 100 IvIl."-.V are planned to be erected in 1993 . an increase of the installed capacity to approximately 150 MW is foreseen.3. The ten largest wind farms are listed in Table 2."*@.6. The projects for which subsidy has been allocated represent a total power of more than 200 MW. of which 50 7o is already realized and operational. as shown in Figure 2. Most of the subsidized wind turbines are installed by utilities. *.

The erection of a 50 m/1 MW prototype is foreseen for 1993. T'welve Niedwind turbines witl produce 2 7o of the island's electricity demand by the end of 1993.0 Rotterdam Hadelkanaal Nedwind 35 10 5.5 1. The market share per manufacturer is shown in Figure 2. During the year Lagerwey installed more than fifty 18 m/80 kW and is developing a 250 kW prototyPe.02 .0 GEB Rotterdam Maasvlakte I Nedwind 35 13 65 SEP Proefwind cen- trale Oosterbierum Holec 30 18 5.1 In 1992 the construction of a 3 MW demonstration project on the island of curagao. Industrial ileaelopment The industry is working on further improvement of their wind turbines. This project-is-co-financed by TWIN. The results from Windmaster Nederland's first 40 m/750 kW wind turbine at Halsteren look promising. was started.4 Rotterdam Maawlalde ll Nedwind 35 10 5.Tabte 2.5.5 EGD Uithuizermeedum Micon 26 40 10.0 Lelystad Lelystad 25 Windmaster 35 10.0 Windpaft Nederland RoggePlaat Enercon 33 12 4. and the Curaqao Kodela utility.4 The ten largest wind farms Num power m ber Useelmii Nordoostpolder 25 Windmaster 50 15. Nedwind's 35 m/500 kw is now used in many wind farms. the CEC Thermie programme. sdty climate.0 PNEM Volkerak Volkeraksluis Nedwind 35 10 5. which has resulted in a general decrease of the cost/performance ratio by more than 10 7o.0 PEN Ulketocht Wieringermeer Nedwind 35 10 5. Special attention is given to the high local wind speeds and corrosion prbtection in the aggresive.6. This type will be scaled-up to 40 m rotor diameter. the Netherlands Antilles.

6. IUJ . comparison of national standards with regard to IEC and CEC development of standards. safety factors of gearboxes. design guidelines for stall regulated wind turbines. . long and short term research on aerodynamic noise emission. validation of a computer code for the prediction of aerodynamic noise emission from wind turbines. studies were completed on: . In 1992. . methodology and case study for probabilistic safety analysis. . . a literature survey of new airofoil families.1992 Technical deaelopment Involvement of the industry in the technical development is crucial. In 1993. studies will be carried out on: validation of 3D-effects in stall. analyses of effects of measures for the reduction of mechanical noise emission. power (Mw) 100 75 50 25 0 N€dwind windmagt€r Lagerwey Micon Enercon Others manu f acturer I Installed N under constructlon E planned 1993-1994 Figure 2. progress and results of R&D projects. . In 1997 an industrial platform was formed with representatives from leading industries.5 Market share per manufacturer for projects approved 1986 . The platform advises NOVEM on the planning.

stochastic wind field simulation and generators.. dy^amic inflow. effects of production tolerances on blade performance. fatigue properties of glass-fibre reinforced polyester.04 . . leading to a view on the long term market development. Increasing commitment of the industry through financial ParticiPation in R&D piojects will be pursued in order to guarantee the applicability of the results. These activities will be continued in a wider set of activities. The further Progress of the programme will depend on the results of the evaluation. which will be completed in 1993. 1. . In 1992 an evaluation of the FLEXHAT Programme was started. verification of computer codes for a 1 MW stall-regulated wind turbine through extensive measurements on a PtototyPei . . Ot'fshore Preliminary activities in order to get a view of the possibilities to use offshore wind farms has been started.

- 105 . The test concept is designed and engineered by Stork Product Engineering in cooperation with ECN.Figure 2.6.6 The FLEXHAT rotor mounted on the 25 m experimental wind turbine of ECN. The test programme willbe concluded in the first half of . Petten. (Photo:Jos Beurskens).1993.

manufacturing industries. A second generation wind-diesel control system will be developed and installed at Frsia. A d. corresponding to an output of about 10 GWh/year. the development work is being undertaken in cooperation between the Norwegian Electric Power Research Institute (EFI) and ABB Energy as the industrial partner. and research institutions' Research and develoPment Wind-diesel autonomous systems have been studied since 1985.emonstration plant with a 55 kW wind turbine and a 50 kW diesel engine was completed in 1989 and has been tested against consumer load onlhe island of Frsia off the coast of Trondheim.2. The Proglamme started in 1989 and will end in 1993. Tlte dutdr used between the generator and the diesel in the first system wil be dispensed with in the second system. and to stimulate industrial activities in the wind energy field. Then the whole wind energy programme will be reconsidered and possibly reorganized. Research and development. budget 3. The general objective of the programme is to creite a basis for the utilization of wind energy. The new system will be used for converting exishng diesel power plants to wind-diesel operation. Introduction and demonstration The demonstration programme for wind turbines consists of a 50 7o investment subsidy aimed at installing about 4MW of generating capacity. S^5 MNOK for 7992 The programme is implemented with theparticipatign 9f u$lity companies.where it i""/u" profitable. 105 . In the second generation wind-diesel control system a self-commutated' -be converter will used instead of the line-commutated converter used in the present control system.6 MNOK for 1992 .7 Norway Wind energy Ptogramme The Norwegian wind energy programme is supported Py $: Ministry of Petroleum ind Energy and is managed by the Norwegan-W-aler Resources and Enerfy Administration (NVE). Introduction and demonstration. A programme for testing the new control system will follow after installation of the system. The programme has two areas of activity: .

As a consequence.9 MW rated power are connected to the Norwegian grid system. was installed at Vikna. A 400 kW Vestas/DVT at Froya was damaged in the end of December "1991'. The renovation cost amounts to 23 % of the investment cost. Wind energy has to find its own niches in the supply system if it is to be utilized with economy. north of Trondheim. so that the control system did not try to restart the turbine. The other two are privately owned and operated. Eight of these are owned by utility companies and have been installed with supPort from the wind energy programme. Fortunately. in 1991. Outlook For the time being. 707 . since no error messages were recorded. probably by a lightning stroke in the local grid. the supply of energy to the national grid system is good.At present. ten Danish wind turbines with 2.7 l. The cost of the damage is about 12 Vo of the totalinvestment cost.The lightning had probably struck the wind turbine during a period with high wind speed when the turbine was shut down. The 300 kW Nordtank wind turbine at Smola in the same region was damaged by lightning in February '1992. see Figure 2. All the Norwegian wind turbines are located along the west coast. the wind speed sensor was also damaged. it appears that some small niches for wind turbines will exist in the Norwegian energy system in the coming years. Fortunately. A group of three wind turbines. where warm and moist air meets cold and dry air during the winter. it may be unprofitable to install wind turbines in the grid system. at least for the next few years. all costs are not related to the lightning stroke. The wind turbine at Smsla has been rebladed and put into service again. All blades were split and some parts of the blades were burned. and a certain amount of surplus power is available at a low price. Two of the wind turbines were damaged by lightning last winter. and this seems to bring about problems deserving more attention in the future. since some modifications and improvements of the control and hydraulic system. The generator end the iontrol system were damaged. 3 x 400 kW. However. The lightning activity in these areas may be quite high. The wind farm will be enlarged with two additional units (2 x 500 kW) next year.

.1 The wind turbine at smsla (300 kw Nordtank) after the - Fiaure lightning stroke 25 February 1992. e. .1 2.. 108 .7.-'i . .

8. During '1992. see Figure 1.8. mainly in the framework of the JOULE I-II programm-es of the CEC. Twelve wind farms are now in operation. six wind turbine manufacturers have deiivered a6out 300 units in sizes from 200 w to 300 kw at a total cost of about ESp 6000 million (60 MUSD). 2. Spain will have a total installed wind power capacity of 50 MW. a total of 233 wind turbines with a capacity of nearly 40 MW were installed in the mainland and in the Canary Islands. At the end of the year.5 (capacity > 1 MW). (10 MW) represent.8 Spain Introduction Spain has good possibilities for wind energy utilization due to the existence of several zones of high wind potential and the high availability of land in these areas which usually have Iow population density. together with Tarifa and Monte Ahumada. During 1.4 (capacity < 1 MW) and 2. there is no specific national wind energy R&D programme in Spain. together with a prospering wind turbine manufacturing industry.E. and several private and public initiatives from investor groups will guarantee a continued increase in the use of wind energy in the Spanish electrical system. The national goal of having 100 MW of wind power installed by 1995 as expressed in the 1989 Renewable Energy PIan (PER-89) now appears to be amply fulfilled. Also shown are wind farms in the planning stage as of 20 Oitober 1. This panorama.992. The development of new and larger prototypes. The PER-89 only considers Demonstration and Application renewable energy actions.E. but there are also other public and private research centers working in wind energy. such as the Ecotecnia24/300 and the Made26/300. The main center for R&D projects is the Instituto de Energias Renovables (IER) of CIEMAT. details of which are listed in Tables 2. Installations The rapid increase in the number of wind turbines and the rated power is shown in Figures 2. The most optimistic predictions envisage more than 1000 MW of wind power installed by the end of the century.Table 2. makes the future for wind energy utilization very promising in spain. The wind farms of PESUR (20 MW) and E.8.992. On the other hand.g. New installations are in the planning stage. the largest conientration of 109 . is continuing.2 and 2.3.

9 MW Bajo Ebro wind farm in Catalufla (Tarragona). Howeier.S. (asca) the Vestas V-27. Ecotecnia and AWP.Windpower 100 kw wind turbine in spain.8. and Aerogenerador-es Canarios s. see Figure 2.992 due to the ongoing wind farm installations.August 92 the three main manufacturers.7. During the period August 91 .A. which is in a preliminary stage of design. only considers demonstratig" Td application of renewable energy sources. At the same time new wind turbines have been developed. Made. R&D was included in the Energy Research plan. which is an upscaling of its 20/'150 model. The third is the 3. In addition to the 4. is continuing the manufacture of various models. there is no specific national R&D programme for wind energy. In the area of small wind turbines rated around 1 kW. It is rated at 200 kw and is known as Ecoiecnia i+/200. three wind farms are in the planning stage and will begin operation in'1993/94.a. wind turbines in Europe with a total of 272 machines and a rated power of 33 MW. have fabricated around 300 units rated between 100 and 150 kw. the lrtade company is also developing a 500 kw. pIE. The prototype started operation and testing in February 1992. Including the installations by private investors the totat wind power capacity will be close to the target of 100 MW in 1995. Two are in the Canary Islands: the 10 MW Consorcio de Aguas de Fuerteventura and the 5 MW Inhalsa wind farm in Lanzarote. Industrial activities The spanish wind turbine manufacturers have been very active during 7. Abengoa Wind Power (AWP) is manufacturing the U. The installation of new wind turbines is expected to continue during the coming years. pER-g9. 110 . Bornay S. R&D projects The national renewable energy plan. The annual energy production is expected to be 100 000 MWh.5 MW wind farm at Cabo Villano (La Corufla) which is in operation. Ecotecnia is also testing_a new prototype. for instance the Made AE-25 with 25 m rotor diameter and 300 kW iating. equivalent to 175 000 barrels of oil.

University departments. The IER wind department is involved in Jeveral projecB]'some of them in the framework of the |OULE I and II programmes of the CEC.esign.testing and certilication of prototypes . and in cooperation with other R&D centers in spain and CEC countries. stand-alone plants and wind_diesei systems. the main areas of activity are: . 111 . resource assessment .Several R&D projects are carried out in public and private centers.1). wind-dieser systems.3."g th_e large-s cale type AWEC-6b a na ii coopera tin g wi th Heidelberg Motor GmbH_proto of Germany on the development of tfie r. materials. and assessment of wind characteristics. which has been working in wind energy since 19g5. Endesa is cooperatiig *itt tUua" . d. environmental issues .. unioi Fenosa is 9p:t" g. "o*pSritl'urua" The utilities have several R&D projects in progress. ranging from short term prediction moders of energy productibn Io the dev"elolment and prototy?es. The main R&D center is the Instituto de Energias Renovables (IER) of CIEMAT.. for example wake effects. are working in different fields. For example.:tllig:lr:w rn the development of the 300 and 500 kw prototypes.z Mw H-Rotor vertical-axis wind turbine (see Table 2. such as at the Oniversidad polit6cnica de Madrid and the Universidad polit6cnica de Las palmas. cgmposite blade development and testing ..

1 tNind systems in Spain .36 MW Gesa 1987 I.1 MW ACSA-Vestag 1992 Made trtrtr { 1 989 10.05 MW t 1. Made QO 1993 W|ND SPEtrN I 4-5 m/s TARIFA E 5-6 m/s 0.8.59 MW Gesa 1 990 BAJO EBRO 4MW Ecotecnia.3 MW CIEMAT .A MUELA 0.65 MW Ecofiecria I 6-7 m/s 1988 I I 7-8 m/s >8m/s MONTE AHUMADA 1. Ecotocnia 1 992 JANDIA r0 MW ACSA-Vestas 1992 Figure 2.55 MW Gesa 1 988 FIOSES 0. ESTACA DE BARES N 0.Octubre 1992 Mado.

AYlr) Figure 2.2 Number of wind turbines in Spain .8.600 500 400 300 200 100 0 1986 1987 1989 1990 1991 I roraL TNSTALLED % paeDtcrED ctEMAT-lER (F.

Avle) Figure 2.3 lnstalled wind power capacity in Spain .H POWER INSTALLED (MW) |F 120 100 80 60 40 20 o 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 I rornL powER INsTALL.8. N pneDtcnoN CIEMAT-lER (F.

36 GESA 1 0/3 30 t2 1987 588 ? 1427 BARES (LA CORUNA) ONTALAFIA ALBACETE 0.59 GESA AE 15 75 1 1 990 GESA AE. WINDFARM WINDTURBINES ENERGY OUTPUT (MWH) TOTAL RATED MACHINES YEAR NAME LOCATION POWER MANUFACTURER MODEL POWER N" (MW) (kw) 1 990 1991 ACCUMULATED LA MUELA L.55 GESA 1 0/3 30 12 1987 (ZARAGOZA) GESA AE 15 75 1 1 988 AE 18 110 1 1 988 163 1342 ESTACA DE MANON 0.30 ECOTECNIA 12/30 30 10 r 988 337 238 1347 TARIFA TARIFA 0.I8 'l 10 4 RO5E5 ? 45r Figure 2.65 ECOTECNIA 12/30 30 r0 1988 783 708 3475 (cADlz) ECOTECNIA 20/1 50 1s0 I 1989 442 488 1 098 ECOTECNIA 24t200 200 I 1992 CABO DE GERONA 0.4 Wind farms with rated power < 1 MW in operation in Spain as at 20 October 1992 .8.A MUELA 0.

9 VESTAS v25 200 1 1 990 386 699 r 085 VILLANO (LA CORUttA) VESTAS v20 100 I 290 251 54r (Pharelrty2nd) MADE AE-2OM r80 20 1 992 676 950 1626 Figure 2.8. 25t250 250 1 990 : 216 216 CENEMESA FL-19 300 1 990 111 111 VESTAS v25 200 1 990 76 s90 666 ENERCON 34 330 991 1 168 168 MADE AE-2' 300 1992 112 | 758 1870 MONTE TARIFA 1.68 MADE AE-20 150 1 990 28 376 404 TENERIFE ECOTECNIA 20t150 150 r 990 297 30s (CANARY rst-AND5) W.G.2O 150 7 1 989 AHUMADA (cADrz) 2554 2200 4754 CABO CAMARINAS 3.05 MADE AE.5 Wind farms with rated power > 1 itw in operation in Spain as at 20 October 1992 .o\ WINDFARM WINDTURBINES ENERGY OUTPUT (MWH) TOTAL RATED MACHINES YEAR NAME LOCATION POWER MANUFACTURER MODEL POWER NO (MW) (kw) 1 990 1 991 ACCUMULATED GRANADILLA GRANADILLA 1.E.

P AWP-1OO 100 150 E.400 tSLANDS) IE N EFE GRAN CANARIA l.000 (cADtz) A.8.000 (cADtZ) MADE AE.3 TCOTECNIA 20t150 150 50 1992 32.1 MADE AE-20 180 34 1992 68. E.VESTAS v27 225 5 1992 2.2O 180 to COSTA CALMA FUERTEVENTU RA l'l ACSA-VE5TA5 v 2-l 22s (CANARY 1992 3.W. TARIFA 10.800 (CANARY ISLANDS) MONTANA LANZAROTE 1.1 ACSA.l ACSA. WINDFARM WINDTURBINES ENERGY OUTPUT TOTAL MACHINES NAME LOCATION RATED YEAR PREDICTED POWER MANU FACTURER MODEL POWER N' (MWH/year) (MW) (kw) PESU R TARIFA 21. E.5 (continued) Wind farms with rated power > 1 MW in operation in Spain as at 20 October 1g92 \ .VESTAS v27 225 5 1992 MINA (CANARY t) 2 800 Figure 2.


7 The ECOTECNIA 241200 prototype 179 .8.Figure 2.

and are sponsoring the demonstration of new enersv recnnologies.fy if.n"orog)t r. interest. o A market sti:n:lltiol programme in which wind power plants are subsidiz ed it zi E" of the investment cosi. due to the 25 % invesiment-subsidv.993. Private investors have been. The instalation rate of turbines in the-150 . o^-iutu effects "iu_p1" 120 .L:jhe rn tnree wavs: .development and demonstration programme for the support of large wind system increased after mid-1991. The subsidy will be increased to 35 % by 1 January 1993. through_ the Swedish-inergy Developmenr Coroorarion (SEU).orr. about 0.g MUSD).. which facilitates the integratior.25 SEK/kWh f= O'. or electricity. o A. About harf of the electricity is generated by hydro power.+so tw iu.-.I^Slu.Jr"tu^au.9 Sweden Wind energy programme sweden has good wind resources and was one of the first countries to embark on a wind energy programme in 1975. They jointly own the Company (KVAB) for carrying out studies utilities' wind power and projects of co*_or. atyosphericresearch is carried out at the Department ..comparatively. Basic research The 1992 allocation for wind e_nergy research is 13 MSEK (_ 1. financed to 100 Vo.. advanced design methods. nbise. 2. inlcuding.-".d power bur makes irs introduction difficult due to tne r8w piice or electricity in the present system.amme. The Aeronautical Research Institute (FFA) national research performing studies in aerodynamics.n1]c of Meteorology. fo. however. materiars. of 41 MSEK (= 6 MUSD) for 1990_1. The utilities are increasingly involved in the development and utilization of wind energy-.l9w in utilizing wind energy because of insufficient incentives in view tr tn" g"r. Vattenfall Board) has a subsiuntial devetop^.ramme ]{n Ar.". government is supporting the utitization of wind energy *r...u u.p.:::"..ury iE* . The research is mainly carried ou"t-at universities and USO/kWh) on the average. controi i"... University of Uppsala (MII-ru).og. at a rnaxiium of 50 70 0f the cost. wind systems.. witha three-year Ibudget i":"11:h. structurar in Stockholm is mechanics. of *i." power of its own.

t.*iifu""" . support. A 40 kW wind turbin" rrr .9. Integration of wind power into the electric grid is studied at the of Electii car Energy syr t"rr. rn" " winds' which wilr be further investigaied ""rtnu.lXT:iil: Development projects The government is supporting wind energy development and demonstration proiectJ lt a miximu^ Energy technor. insta'ed the repair of the gearbox in 199i.. Programme. the January 1992 limited operation permii ind is pr""""air machine has a ue shut down in May 7993. in"**o. see Figure 2.r. ""a A Swedish wind atlas has. The wind turbine O by rhe Sydkraft utility. Electric machinery and control technology for wind the Chalmers University or r""rr"oiogfibotn"nuu. uror. in 721 . The new unit was instalred October 1992.. wind measurements and resource assessments are undertakel by the Swedish fr. mainly for testing power electronics. tn" oi s-o Priority is given io large_scate and managed by Nutek. since 1 without government"ry:1"0.tutuoiofogi. The turbine contror and variable speed with a huu t u."r"ber it had generated z4 o4g on ri". establirr."..r ^o. for stail that can be fixed or teetered.r'tut"r.ra) is used at iOno."Ji"issg z or tn'e cosi tiro"rgi... in 7gg2. qr6t-DL4rs wind wrrrq turolnes turbin power Or lirger.Jii two largest lakes and on the Baltic islandr." also good in tne-coming. bue to'noise probrem."i"rr.g.. .. .gjsystems are studied at the wind Turbine T_est 3tation ut uJtid *no rr* operare Gothenburg. been compiled by SMHI. R"oyal rns ti tu te o?'i". and boundary rayer phenomena."...l i.prepare for th"e insthation 1:Tg:::q/l-99t machlnery on top of theexisting of the Ndsudden rr tower.."'i Hydrological Institute (SMHIi NorrtOpr.. was dismantred to.oev Fund.roro gy. originaty erected in 1983.r. of approximately 1 MW rated Maglarp The 7g m.."l"".has operated welr since MWh durine 2e lsg hours n/5io".1. 3 Mw wind turbine." *"rizr. The conditions are found on the west an'd best wind south coast.". Nrisudden The 75 m' 2 MW win!-111uine.r.mulated ourpur is worrd- leading for i single turbine.

After take-over. Germany. a stiff hub. called the Lyse wind Power station. op"r"tior. and full-span pitch control. The cost of the_swedish part of the Niisudden rllAeolus rI project is about 100 MSEK (= 14 MUSD) and is financed by Vattenfall/SEli/Nutek in the propornon 50/2s/25.monitoring and evaluation programme. which means that thegovernment subsidy is 25 Vo. Niisudden II has been developed in cooperation with German partners and is the sister unit of Aeolus II. Gerniiny. to be reported in 1995. vattenfall operltes a. one of turbines has an advancid h"rigr.. rf - all tests are satisfactory. The intention is to-compare the standard three-bladed technology and the new flexible two-bladed technology in turbines of about the sine size and at the same location. a two-year evaluation programme "na witt follow. During 1992 vattenfall. Kvaerner Turbin AB supplied the machinery and Messerschmidt-Bolkow-Brohm (MBB). the blades. a NWP 400 Vattenfall has installed two medium-sized wind turbines at Basteviks- holmarna near Lysekil on the west coast in a project. vltteniall will take orr".tesrin_g programme will continue until Spring 1:q":1. uy Noiai" wind- power AB and the other one is a standard Bonus *ioir.9. Risholmen The 750 kw Howden wind turbine was installed by KVAB in 19gg on the island of stora Risholmen in the outer harbour of bothenburg. including a comparison with tG pJrformance of Aeolus II. 122 . The evaluation programme is funded 50/50 by Vattenfal and Nutek. when it lost a blade-tip during starting operatiori.wasrelaired in January. The rotor diameter ii g0 m and the rated power 3 Mw. The incident is beine investigated in cooperation with the manufacturer. maintenance. The machine operated with high availability untit lu'ne. The blades are made of a carbonfibre and glassfibre composite. erected in August 1992 near wilhelmshaven. The 450 kw Bonus was erected in June and the 400 kw NWp 400 in see Figure 2.e.A. N?isudden is operated by Vattenfall. discovered il september 1997. The crack in the blade tip actuator. The turbine technology is based on Niisudden I with an upwind two-speed rotor. 1'993. Kvaerner Turbin AB and MBB have completed a study for defining the design basis of a third generation 3 MW wind turbine.?.

The subsidy is 25 vo of the invesrment cost for plants larger than 60 kW rated power.9. see Figure 2. The project is funded by the local utility of Falkenberg on the west coast and Nutek.991. Market stimulation The government has allocated 250 MSEK (= 35 MUSD) over a five year period. The machine is now being certified by the Norske Veritas. which will be developed in cooperation with some European manufacturers. several provinces have initiated planning activities as a result of the market stimulation programme.3. The support should correspond to aiound 100 MW of installed capacity by 1. Zephyr WTS 28. The utility has ordered two units. The machine has been designed by Zephyr AB. In particular. and the blades are made of glassfibre-reinforced polyester. based on a Swedish invention. This will hopefully contribute to cost effectiveness and competitivity in serial production. LZJ . The rotor has 28 m diameter and two rotational speeds at 55 and 37 rpm. this involves a more detailed documentation of the wind resource than is possible in the national wind atlas. Short term wind speed variations due to wind shear and turbulence are decoupled from the machine by the teetering hub and the yaw control. Nordic Windpower is studying the design of a 1000 kW version. starting l July "1. called NWP 1000.250 Zephyr is a 250 kW two-bladed.or supporting the installation of wind power plajnts. The parking loads are minimized by the small projected area of the unit. and the owner/operator must participate in an evaluation programme of plant performance.996. passively pitch-controlled wind turbine with individually flapping blades. The NWP 400 weighs only 28 tons as compared to 46 tons for the Danish machine. The 35 m rotor is upwind and stall-controlled. the first of which was installed during summer 1992 at Falkenberg A first prototype of the same concept has operated at the site since 1990. To qualify for support. f. The project must obtain all local permits before receiving the support. the wind turbine must be certified.NWP 400 is designed to minimize loads due to fatigue and extreme wind speeds at standstill. A certification procedure has been set up. The pitching of the outer part of the blades is aerodynamically controlled with the blade parts working against a torsional spring.

A three-year summary was published in September L992. The performance of the small and medium-sized wind turbines is reported monthly since 1989. including grid connection. The installation rate has been less than expected. All of the machines except two are panish. was 9200 SEK/kW (= 1250 usD/kw). showing. As a result of the market stimulation programme. By september the number was 89 with a total rated capacity of 16 MW. The average investment cost. which is the reason why the government has increaJed the investment subsidy to35% from 1 January 1993. for example. that the caplcif fictors varied from 6 to 33 vo. excluding the large prototype machines. the number of wind turbine installations has tripled in 15 months. r24 . fioiever.

Rotor diameter 80 m 125 .Figure 2.9.1 The 3 MW Niisudden ll.

: | ? ffib . ffi: o. Figure 2.2 NWP 400 at Basteviksholmen near Lysekil 126 . 4 "' *:. &...9. )!t4.

9. 1 Pitchable blade tip 2 Inner fixed part ol blade 3 Torsion spring 4 Flapping hinge 5 H-hub 6 Synchronizing yoke 7 Torque limiting hub \ N) Figure 2.250 hub principte .3 Zephyr WTS 28.

2. The main concerns of the planners are still noise intrusion. this monitoring is being undertaken at three levels: universal. ti is the ilntention to monitor ail the NFFO projects to gathd data bn iheit techr.10. Assessment of visual intrusion.nical mSr. these numbers had increased to 49 i.'syst6m of pricing was used with each developer having to state the price at whlch he was prepared to supply his nominated capacity. had been refused. for wind etietgy this was 11 p per kWh.992. In general] planning permission is granted subject to a number of condifions. to the best 1e1ts of the auther's knowledge.all projects in NFFo L have now received planning consent. The.ical. pto6"uiy due to gleatgr awareness and understanding of the problem. was applied to all contracts in a single band. aithougtr. t28 . by march lg92 43 yo of theNFFo 2 projects (totalling 89 Mw rated capaiig) had received planning conseni and z z. Table 2.1 shows details of wind farms in operation or where construction has started. independent and full tecf. but in general planners and developers have arrived at different details ( e-g_noise levels and distances) depending on their own judge- and the particular character and sensitivity of each site.responseto planning applications submitted for 2nd tranche projects has been much more positive than to those of the 1st tranche. reflecting the short period of the contracts due t-o the fgSA constraint.10 United Kingdom Large scale generation Winil farms (reported by D I page) In November 199'1. process to help assess proposed projects. Clearly there is a need to obtain information on existing developments by a monitoring. environ- mental and economic performance. being largely subjective and non- In the agreements reached. The proposals with the lowest bid-in price in each band were offered contracts. are causing particular difficulties.itoring. there are some common elements (e g tonal noise). six sepirate technology bands were established to allow adequate demonitrationbf each renew- able technology. (r. that of the highest accepted bid.og MW) and 31' 7o (50 Mw) by september 1. loss of landscape value and electromagnetic radiation (both reflected and emitted). For this tranihe a . A single price. the second renewable order of the Non-Fossil Fuel o-bligation was issued _covering 122 projects totalling 4s7 lvrrN Declared (DNc) of which 49 were wind energy proyects totalling 821 f9!c_a-pa_city Mw DNC (192 Mw rated-capacig).

Flowever contact was made with the swedish utility. 729 .t blades' Flowever.-windharvester The generator manufacturer (Laurence scott) states that-failuie was du"e to the ingress of moisture and recommended the installation of a baffle in the cooli-ng air intake on the underside of the nacelle. In |uly a similar machine in sweden suffered a failure of the tip brake.rtd b" safe to run the machine. Machine generating statistics from 28 February to 23 october were: Running time Z34S hours Energyproduction 9042 MWh Availability 68. The tip became detached during operation."rrr" instabilities is. -tn" was thought thar these were caused"by water ent". It appeared that the cause of the failure was probablyloose or.reported by W G Stevenson) A twelve month monitoring period started on 2g Febru ary 1. Large scale ilemonstration winil turbines (> 500 kW wEG LS-l 3 Mw turbine on orkney (scottish Hydro-Electric . The generator has been completely rewound. inadequat e yaw brakes. The return to service of the machine was delayed by vibration problems.. After thoroughly checking these sciews it was decided that ii *o. This has been carried out to "Class F" insulation stindard as before but the windings have been doubly dipped. ii is now thought that the oi-" ^ui"'. The machine was^eventually "*ptoiir. Howden advised powerGen not to run the Richborough until further notice. This has been done." options for adapting jhjr yaw mechanism.'t Vo Load Factor L7.g recommissioned on 27 october rggzbut the cut-out wind speed was reduced to about 12m/s to reduce yaw system loads until the difficulties are overcome.992. although the vibration was reduced by drainiig water from one of the blades.f llltl"tltt.8 7o Since commissioning. HWT-1000 L MW turbine at Richborough (powerGen _ reported by A Boston) The turbine has been out of commission since December 1991 with generato-r phase to earth failure. total running time has been 6348 hours and energy production 8441 MWh.fractured capsirews which hold the tip in place.

and windharvester Ltd. from 25 mm to 30 mm.studies fundedby the-Defartment of Trade and Industry--and which are being clgied out 6y Wind Energy Group.reported by W G Stevenson) A r". vawfl in conjunction with wind farm activities the sponsors (National wind i'ower LTd. a programme of studies is being planned to clarify the technical issues 130 . materilb etc.reported by N Hall-Stride. slingsby Aviation (the blade designer and manufacturer) and VAWTL have Leen engaged in re'design work with a view to re-comission the machine. Hgw-eyer.aD progranane Harwell) (managed by Energy Technology Support Unit.722l\Ill{h HWT-750 kW turbine on Shetland (Scottish Hydro-Electric . After corrective action the machine was available agaln in in-November. higher priority work due to the rapid developments in the UK \19 let_ayea the work.D. The last figures available for running time and energy production are: Running time 4722 hours Exported energy 1. The site assembly work was completed by the end of October. Government funded R&D activities ?TI R. since the implementation"6f wind power on a large scale raised questions of how a scittered and diffuse source such as wind energy can be collected and delivered to users. The cumulative effect of the modifications is estimated to be a 3:1. Tip alignement problems were experienced due to sticking hydraulic units. ThEie studies are supplemented by projects in specific branches of wind technology such as aerodynamics. Technology deoelopment (reported by K F Mc Anulty) The backbone of uK technology development programme for wind 9n9rgy consists of design. The stop dogs have been redesigned. Renewable Energy systems. control. ETSU) since the failure of a blade on the machine in February 1991. VAWT-850 500 kW (VAWTL . The cylinder rod diameter has been increased. cEC and DTI) areieassessing the need to conclude-the-monitoring of the machine in light of the substantial amount of technical andlconomic data alread! acquired. The actuator lever radius has been increased slightly to reduce actuator loads and utilise a larger stroke. improvement.* blade tip-has been manufactured and the blade tip to blade attachement set bolts on all three blades have been increased from M12 to M14.

Windharvester Ltd is combinig Howden technology with recent advances in aerodynamics and control. Flow visualisation has come to play an important part in this work and the recently developed technique of particle image velocimetry (PIV) is being investigated with a view to applying the technique to studies of the behaviour of flows over stalled rotors. (i) Design studies Wind Energy Group is in the early stages of a project to design a two- bladed machine of about 45 m rotor diameter. The field evaluation of advanced control algorithms has been completed and a report will be published in December 7992.which might limit the amount of wind energy that could reasonably be accomodated on the electrical distribution network. Control system studies have been augmented with work to investigate the dynamic and aerodynamic properties of new control devices. This machine will be generically related to previous WEG designs while incorporating both experience gained from MS-3. (ii) Wind turbine technology Work continues in the DTI programme to reduce the cost of electricity by further developing the technology underlying wind turbine design. Each of the design studies has an assessment of its market potential associated with it. Wind tunnel studies of the mechanism of stall on rotation blades has continued in support of the decision to retrofit a stall regulated rotor to a WEG MS-3 at Myres Hill. known as the WEG 400 and findings emerging from the Department of Trade and Industry's technology development programme over the past decade. IJI . The design and cost definition study of a 1 MW rated horizontal-axis wind turbine being carried out by Renewable Energy Systems Ltd will apply the results of technology development activities in the Uk to the realisation of a three-bladed. to arrive at amachine which will be suited to wind farm applications in the UK and abroad. The control strategies appropriate to the control of stall regulated rotors when used with variable speed drives are to be evaluated in a study that is now in the opening stages. fixed hub HAWT capable of generating electricity at a competitve cost. Further studies of the relationship between machine configuration and control system performance has commenced. and the uprated version of MS-3.

dtt er topiis specific to wind ..g ".. This gave generar guidance on the siti"ng of *i"a-t"iui""s Dyfed and a detailed assessrnent of ability or i' tneianasi"p"'t ltrlru *i"a turbine developments of different sizes. At the "t**k " there are five regional studies with RECs underway and five ^o^L"t with$ing of yaw loads and their effects. co[aboration and cover all rnain renewable 6.r.Jfir.10.10.ioned rookong at alr aspects of wind turbine noise and its" collaboration with the RECs...n. ""Jnacette A substantial project to determine the factors contributing to gearbox and rating by carefully conholled shop testing is welr uav"nc& life and will report in mid 1993.3..a development.."rgy with the County Councils is it introduces the perspactive of physical phhning and it v"tralte because is ril"iv *r"t planning consideiations will be bne . Further studies oithe feaJibility of directdiive generators using utilising permanent magnet technology have commenced."J.2 anda liit of new R&D contracts offered since the same day is given in Table 2.J k. Interest in structural dynamics has centered around extendine the ula..' Much new work has recently been commiss. This irrcruder pt r". wind-energy contractors' reports issued by ETSU since october ilt:t 1991 is"rgiven in Table 2."rgy the local electricity diJtribution t to i" .tri. Commercialisation and exploitation of the resource (reported by H G Parkinson) (i) Regional resource and planning studies These studies are being undertaken with Regionar Erectricity companies l$Crl an! C11-t1Co-uncits technologies. th.t " 't32 . ilr:ifdri"" ys. cross- renewables projects. -being mainly tackred either through region'al rr"diz""r. Recent work in the area of visuar intrusion includes a study of the impact of wind farms on the randscape in oyfed-usil. so*"-oit-t done to establish the feasibility_of improving wind turbine control "r?""" characteristics by incorporating compliant eiementi in the ariu" tr"i" mounting.f th' the availability of suiiable connection points"r. "' (ii) Supporting R&D on non-technical barriers to exploitation supporting R&D work contilygs looking at the topics energt mainry environmentar impact..t# il?..r"ir"ut" o"i""i"tor .iig .-r"h integration with electricity distribution network locar plann'ir. Defini."i"iig "r" .

Both graduate students and research associates from universities make . This type of survey is valuable for ". new funding has been obtained from SERC for the follSwing p-j".ev R"r"rr. rJJ . PIV stage II This work.din public opinion any shift -dgmonstrating resulting from the availablility of infoimation arising from actual experience of the project.rse or the facilities on a day to day basis.t unjt. Another project looked at the radiation emitted by a wind turbine and concluded it would cause no problem to sensitive radioa antennas used by international telecommunications traffic. Infierd of RAL's En"'.. It is hoped that the work in hand wilienable more quantitative and relevant guidelines to be drafted over the next 1g mol.r^ues).ths regarding the assessment and control of noise impacts from wind turbines..reported by J A Halliday) sEC is responsible for funding academic research in engineering and science-in fligher Education Institutes. jo carry the work forward towards an ultimate applicatioi'of the technique to open air conditions. science anil Engineering Research Council R€tD programme (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory . has been demonstrated most successfully under wind tunnel conditions. It operates a wind Test site at its Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL).Syi:Ltly. Recent work undertaken as part of the DTI programme obtained measurements in both the UK and Denmark on the effect of wind turbines on broadcast signals. in which a sheet laser is used to illuminate the airflow and measure velocities around moving airfoils. background noise levels and their variation with time and the assessment of auiibilititv and annoyance of noise. some_eigit universities haveingoing projects involving the RAL wind rest sitel During the last year. several general surveys of public attitudes have been carried out and recently both before and after construction surveys have been undertaken at some of the sites ofNFFo projects (Delabole ce. prediction and reduction of both mechanical and aerodynamic nois at s:ufce. noise propagation and measurement.are going to fund a further period od work involvine piofessor Grant of Heriott-watt university and D. sERC have just announced thatthey. indeed some are seconded for long periods to the Enegry Research Unit at Ml.t.

cerning the benefits of introducing-flywheel-storage to reinforie weak grii lines. sERC has also recently announced funding for a study cor. work-has just been . The early work has shown that "hot spots" can be deteiied at points of weakness of blades under fatigue testing well before the ictual moment of failure. The above list summarizes some of the major activities at the RAL test site. between professor Clavton of Nottingham University and members of the Energy research tinit. and to study its aerodynamics under open air wind conditions. A key feature of the work haJbeen the introduction of an electrical variable speed drive in the system.o^pl"t"d to build and test a large scale diesel system using the 60 kw wind ^turbine at the RAL site. The syudy partners indude Dr Freris of Imperial College and or Bleijs of ieicester University. Non-Destructiae Testing (NDT) using infra-red imagery A n9w and fairly novel technique is being applied to wind turbine blade testing. A newly announced sERC graniwill wnable the work to be extended to new materials and new situations. all participating countries at a meetiig in Rotterdam on 6 _ T october. Autonomous u:indldiesel systems in new configuration The pioneering work of Imperial College and RAL in wind/diesel /flywheel studies has continued. the ultimate aim being to develop a technique that can be used in the field. It should be emphasized that SERC funds many other proiects which are based in universities and that the above list is by no exhaustive.992.tei U| C nUio0 Internation aI standar ils actia ities The BSI committee has submitted its comments on the draft standards document to the IEC and the IEC working Group discussed comments from. Non-steady aerodynamics for a 50 kW HAWT Professor Graham of Imperial College together with RAL has recently been awarded u _*ul"l-s!RC grant to insiall an extensive set of pressure transducers on the RAL windharvester 60 kw wind turbine. The drive control was developed at Leicester University by ateam led by Dr smith. ^"urrc DTI standards and certification programme (managed by Nationar Engineering Laboratory . end of IJ+ . The programme is collaborative. An agreed draft standard is expectdd for grid connected wind turbines exceeding 12 m in diameter is expected to"u" isrr"a u/ih" 'r.repo.

1 Windelectric Windstar Delabole. Powys Mitsubishi 43 12.Z Totals 332 1 03. Cumbria Vestas 5 1.3 National Wind Power Llangwyrflon. The IEC have set up another working Group to consider standards for small wind turbines (less than 12 m diameter). Anglesay Bonus 24 7. W Yorkshire Vestas 24 9.7 Carler Wind Tubines EcoGen Orton Airport. Mid Glamorgan Nordtank 20 on Renewable Energy Systems Carlard Cross.1 NFFo Wind Farm operational or Under construction as at 1 September 1992 Developer Slte of project Manulac. Powys Mitsubishi 60 18. Northumberland HMZ 9 2. Cornwall Vestas 0 1 4.0 Werfa Mynydd.2 National Wnd Power Cemmaes. Cormivall Vestas 15 6.Z National Wind Power Cold Northcott. Rated turer ber MW Blylhe Harbour/REGEN Blythe. Yorkshire WEG 4 I. Cornwall WEG 2'I 6.9 135 .0 EcoGen Penrhyddlan.Z Yorkshire Water Ovenden Moor. but a draft standard is not expected until 1993. UK certif i cati o n a ctio it ie s Certification procedures for the IIK continues to be addressed bv DTI aided bu consultation between Nwrc at NEL and other European test centres.6 Windcluster Haverigg. Discussions have started between CEC member countries about the possible need for a special Directive from the CEC relating specifically to wind turbines.9 EcoGen Rhyd-y-Groes.0 Llidiartywaun. Dyfed WEG 20 6. Table 2.c Yorkshire Water Chelker.10. Cumbria Carter 10 3. Yorkshire Vestas 23 Y.0 Renewable Energy Systems Coal Clough. Num.0 Perma Energy Tafl-Ely. Glamorgan Windharvest 20 u. Powys WEG 24 I.

vii"r '' 16 s2o7o6 yawb.of impact 6015 Site devetopment costs tor wind farm WS Atkins control systems on taligue of wTs 6042 Influence of advanced pitch controlofalgorithm irn turbine tailue badj Carrao naisan Ganad Hassan 99Jl lepofi on the passive control of horiz6ntal axis wind turbinei 6056 Effects of turbines on VHF lelevision reception tield tests in Denmark canad Hassan permi energy 5059 Desin and dynamic anatysis of ftexibte winb turtrines CitV Univeiiti !9q1 Fatigue strength assesshent of wetd detaits 6027 Wnd farm balance of plant cosls WEG/BAe WEG 6'l 01 control of horizonta.:^FTlq{^%t rmperar uorege s6 ezo4oj llsn rift aeroroirs for HAWTG' 292 Herriot Watt Univ'y Flow 39 920901 measuremenl on a tull scale slall regulaled rotor 56 341 lmp coll consultants lnduction generarors wnrr asyncnronori"rinr.10. stall:regulated rotor WEG 5046 Fatigue evaluaiion of wood laminatesior the design of wind turbine.'' 92ogo1 10 gzoToj 347 u of strathcryde The efreai of ya* on a g m iiameteiwino'irroine a 920401 t36 . Table 2. /0."v welding Institute 9993 Theoretical invesligation.J. Crantietd 21. Contractor Tltle Ek Rtart u ot slrathclyde Dependence of control systems on wTG configuration ?!9 uorManchesrer 274 peimanenr.arrays -"-. Technical iertormince monitoring of Delabole .t axis wind turbine generator by leading 5108 Wind turbine control systems modeilinfand desigri pnasei+fedge spoilers ---" wEG t-. \ruu wind turbihe drive rriin son uutas Engtneering lmpacl study of Cemmaes wind . Dedbolgi fhase I zz3 920117 302 CSM Associates .3 List of Wind Energy R&D Contracts Offered by ETSU since October 1991 No.'--.. U Strathclyde Table'.2_ study of a leetered..ffi..tRD .ifib.'. 48 920601 croup ?!2 Ren Energy Syst Estimatinglhe wind_Energv Design and tesiof an aerodynairic tip oraie " ' 170 e11oo1 221 911111 ?!9 u..- "nritini.2 Lisl of Wind Energy Reports lssued by ETSU since October 1991 No Tltle Contractor lnvestigation of torque contro..blades aitn university 2919 4erodynamic performance predistion for the stailiig HeWf rotoi .r using a variabre slip induction generaror 9919 Feasibility wEG 90^2. 65 911201 287 u of Bath optimizationfiatigue oesign or *ooo Jorp6sir-eljaoes 120 343 windelectric Measurement of-noise leiets ar oerauore iviniiirm 15 920501 920301 281t01 Nat Wind power Ecotogical studies at Cotd Northcoti 281102 Nat Wind Power Full sciale flow mealuremejts in wind turbine 5 920401 348 U of Strathclvde Non_linear .112 Effect of blade Dynamic and aerodynamic loads on a stail-regutated VAWT VAWT 6041 root geometry on the stalting of a rotor tmperial College 601 4 Fatigue tests on tillet welded joints under viriable amplitude toading siles r '--.magnerdireiiarivege.ehaviourorupwinoturtrines farm f7 gZO42g z29i tu l. or srrarhcrvde srraregieiror true energy oulput of a wind farm 93 91j 216 ?19 . g2O4O1 of HAWTGs 350 Ganad Hassin Monitoring control inO-anilyris ol Carter 200/30 WTG 920g01 ?9? Ren Energy Syst Assessm.cs 79 920501 284 Frow sorurions Lrd predicrion ot wino drbft ..nt of the 921001 frospects for Darrieus wind turtrines 157 92ol ol 289 windeleclric Technical pertormairce nronitoring.?2_ Direcily coupted slow speed wind turbine alternatois NEt . Assesimenr and rne controior uaii"ure speJo-vfi.phase | 146 920513 l# H::lTlr"]i"-".

2 MW Mod-SB wind turbine. Also retirements of outdated turbines were expected to be slightly greater than new installations in some regions.1 the total installations will remain approximately the same. some important initiatives favourable to wind were proposed and in some cases implemented on the regional and state levels in 1992. resulting in an overspeed runaway. The energy bill also authorized transmission access for third-party wind developers. Hawaiian Electric Renewable Systems. This is attributed in large part to the continuing phase-out of Standard Offer 4 power purchase contracts. Rapid growth in new installations in 1. In the former area. non- utility subsidiary. As of the end of September. the unregulated.2. and the 3. much debated federal energy legislation was signed into law authorizing a tax credit of USD 0.ll United States Introduction Wind energy conversion in the United States in 1992 was particularly notable for progress in the two areas of legislative initiatives and Department of Energy (DOE) program initiatives. was formed in 1985 to develop wind power and other alternate energy sources. By the end of the year. 137 . Operation of the Mod-58 turbine is continuing until a disposition decision is made. The decision to shut down the wind farm came after one of the 500 kW turbines was destroyed following a hydraulic pitch change system failure. new wind installations were down when compared to recent years. begun in California in the early 1980s. Energy production is expected to be up slightly from prior years due to improved performance of new turbines. The company's main wind farm at Kahuku on the island of Oahu consists of two projects: the fourteen Westinghouse wind turbines.015 per kilowatt-hour for wind plants installed beginning in 1994. These machines have now operated over 160 000 hours and produced 36 384 MWh.11. but are still considered prototype machines in need of some upgrading. As shown in Figure 2. about 1600 MW. new wind capacity was expected to amount to less than 10 MW. In addition.992 was a landmark year for progress on new energy legislationand research. the machine had run a total of 20 567 hours and produced 26 n6 MWh. Industry status Although 1.993 /94 is expected to result from the new market incentives and advanced turbine developments. A setback for wind energy occurred when Hawaiian Electric Industries announced October 6 that it had decided to shut down its wind farm at Kahuku due to losses from operations and continuing mechanical problems. rated at 600 kW each.

but that would not reasonably rplpaylhe continued reliability of the affected electric systems. Energy policy and market development incentives A major step forward for wind and other renewable energy systems was the passage of the Energy Policy Act (EpACT) by the U. biomass or geothermal energy.11.s. The credit is phased out as a reference price exceeds 0. ' 138 . A-qualified facility is one which generates electricity using solar. The goals of the program are to: assist utilities and industry in developing new markets and to develop advanced wind turbine technology. This new law provides wind energy production incentives. and24 MUSD in Fy 1993. other new EPAcr procedures provide for transmission access (including enlargement of transmission capacity necessary) for wholesale transac- tions that would otherwise be in the public interest. two major parts: the development of improved grbineg _incorporating incremental refinements into existeng des'igns by the mid-1990s and the development of next-generation techiologf ro.imillion in fiscal year 7991' to 21'. In addition EPACT implements programs designed to encourage the use of wind systems through training and education. Thg. cooperatives and public utility districts that do not pay federal taxes) and qualified renewable energy facilities.015 USD/kWh are also authorized to publicly owned (e g municipal.primarily gov-ernment/ industry cost-shared development of advanced wind-begin -to turbines for markets in the mid to late 1990s.2 illustrates the program structure.4 MUSD inFy 't992. Ado ance il winil turbines The Advanced Wind Turbine (AWT) program is a collaborative venture with utilities and industry with the goit oi assisting industry efforts to incorporate advanced wind technology in to commercial machines in the near term and to develop next generation of utility grade wind turbines. Renewable energy production incentive payments of 0. Federally-funded research and development The u. it e oor wind Energy Program funding increased from USD ll. The new law provides i tai credit ofb. A wide rangJof other energy issues are also covered by the new law. access to transmission lines. ]anuary 1994 and 1 |uly 1999. Congress in October of 1992.S.0g usD/kwh. Department of Energ-y (DoE) is supporting the development of wind energy primarily through an expanding nco program. wind. The increase is. Figure 2.AWT program has. and other programs helpful to wind energy development.015 usD/kwh for wind energy and "closed loop" biomass facilities for a 10 year period at facilities placed in service between 1.

with additional funds from EPRI and DOE. Two of these programs. Both near-term and next generation turbines may incorporate advanced and innovative concepts. with associated power electronics. A second phase is also being contemplated which would evaluate the next generation technology from the AWT program in the late 1990s.05 USD/kWh at 6. with three contracts awarded so far in 1992. both of which were started during 1. The Utility Performance Verification activity is being performed in conjunction with the Electric Power Research Institute. to reduce long-term manufacturing costs. The specific goal of the Near-Term Product Development activity is to develop wind turbine svstems to be commercially available in the 1994-95 time frame that produce electriciry for 0. The goal of this major new activity is to deploy and evaluate commercial/prototype wind turbines in typical utility operating environments. The projects will involve a statistically significant number of turbines (nominally 20 at each host utility or approximately 6 MW). In another near-term design. Variable speed operation. is being considered for the next generation turbines. a single piece generator housing is being used.5 m/s wind sites. EPRI and vendors will provide technical support as required. The activity seeks to establish deployment and evaluation projects with at least two host utilities by mid-1993 and will document the experience from these tests over the period 1993-1997. the advanced turbines will incorporate blades with advanced airfoils designed specifically for the turbines. For instance. based on aerodynamics research performed at the DOEs National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In field testing these airfoil families have demonstrated energy capture up to 30 Eo greater than that produced by current commercial machines. The Near-Term Product Development phase of the program is currently being funded. DOE. This technology demonstration is a bridge between current advanced turbine development activities and when utilities begin large-scale purchases of wind turbines. In addition. Conceptual design studies began in late 1990 and were concluded in 1. 139 . For one near-term design. Utility integration pro gran The wind program has initiated a series of activities to help address the concerns that electric utilities have expressed about their ability to integrate wind systems into their normal operations. NREL. are the Utility Performance Verification activity and the Power Marketing Administration initiative. Funding for these activities will come primarily from the host utilities. and two more being negotiated. movable surfaces are being used for aerodynamic control of rotor speed.992.992.deployment during the late 1990s.

specific problems being addressed include. The DoE Power Marketing Administration initiative is pursuing..:qYity is or re. as well as help with aspects of system development not addressed in other programs. Fi-n{ly. and. . The activiiy's primary objectives are: 1) to enhance the performance.. a National wild_ Technology Test Center was recently announced which will provide the U... and commercialization of these -"ahir. manufacturing. The focus of this :. These include the n-eed for thingi as diverse and practical as manufacturing process advances and access tjt'rbine and component testing facilities.s. and anarysis of solutioni to current operational problems.. resource..s' was initiated in 1992 to asist the wind industry in developing near-term commercial wind turbines tor both the domestic and international marketplace. and 3) to define new applications. These organisations predominate in those regions of the country which have a large percentage of the national wind. for-wind energy.electricity in California and Europe."r.. The VET will support. the cost of energy achieved by these machines has been above the goals that have 6""r. with aiomplete wind energy resJarch and 1. site engineering optimization./or re-manufalcturing conventional wind rurDrne contrgurations. These cooperative cost-shared research activities are assisting the industry in the design. both domestic and international. development..."t for wind energy-.40 . value analyses.. testing. Further. 2) to encourage regional diversification. but are not limited to. eificiency. since they came under the direcf control of DoE. development and testing td verify new technology components or subsystems.. and application demonstrations in new_ operational environments (for example hybrid systems using small machines).. or improved wind turbines. and ietiiuitity or current wind farms. they offer a chance for close collaboration work with the Advanced Turbine program. Hoiever. in parallel with the EPRI project. Jatue Engineered rurbine (vET) effort IU. new. a program of testing and validation of wind turbines as a source of electricity supply for the Northwest and Midwest areas of the country. control and uurlry rnterconnection optimization. seven companies received awards under the initial round of this activity. The Cooperative wind Technology Applications activity assists the wind inrlustry in seeking near-term commeriial opportunitiei.. verification testing of existing. on a cosi-shared basis... Co lI sb orutio e Winil T e chno Io gy pr o gr am Activities under the Collaborative wind rechnology program respond to the needs of the industry for assistance in research-io maintain current competitiveness. Many-oL these designs have proven to be suppliers of.

. Colorado (see Figure 2. One of the efforts has been the analysis of blade pressure measurements to determine the effects of delayed stall on wind hrrbine steady and dynamic loads. Research is continuing into the effect of wind turbines on operational control and power quality in utility grids. structural dynamics. have been conducted on the 500 kW.1. For example. Colorado (Figure 2. Because wind turbines usualy operate in clusters.3). has been developed to perform static and dynamic tests of wind turbine components. Texas.1. iuch as blades. Static tests will determine ultimate strength limits and weak points in the components designs for later detailed investigation.It will provide specialised component test facilities. Much of SNLs efforts.9).34 m vertical axis wind turbine test bed in Bushland. and yaw dynamics that run on personal computers. A new structural test facility. electrical utility interconnection. However. the program has developed new computer models for aerodynamic performance. This facility will support a wide variety of activities including the development of performance standards.1. computer modeling facilities.. and a turbine test capability for use by industry on a user facilitiy basis. Testing is done on the heavily instrumented research turbine operated by NREL and located at their test facility at Rocky Flats. research on controls and adaptive controls will take a systems approach to all control issues. This facility is located at Rocky Flats. enhancements to the models are required to predict the behaviour of advanced rotor configurations that will result from advanced conceptual design studies. Applieil research program Applied research is necessary to ensure that fundamental design tools will be available for performing detailed designs of future advanced wind turbines.development center. and wind/hybrid systems. These codes are being used by many wind turbine companies and university research programs. Dynamic tests using hydraulic actuators will submit components to cyclical fatigue loads similar to those experienced during actual operation. Aerodynamics research currently underway involves exploring the characteristics of the wind at actual wind turbine sites (atmospheric fluid dynamics) and investigates the aerodynamic phenomena experienced and created by wind turbines during operation. located at NREL.. and will significantly enhance industry's ability to compete worldwide.1. Aerodynamic investigations on vertical axis turbines are being undertaken at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). The goal of activities in this area is to define electrical characteristics and controls that will eliminate 74r . in support of all areas of applied research.

142 . advanced tower concept development. work is continuing on development of advanced airfoils and blade designs. more efficient designs and financial incentivei. Installed clplctty is expected to grow substantially in 1994 as a result of new.992 produced few new commercial installations. In summary. advanced turbine developme-nt. The DoE program continued to focus on applied research. and advanced drive train research. and utility integration. 1. undesirable qgwer fluctuations and maximize the energy contribution that wind turbines can make to a utility grid. variable speed generator. and the evaluation of aerodymamic rotor brakes.

lZ ^. 16.5 : [q:gqrylt .600 14.1990 1991 1982 1983 1984 .11.|986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 0.2# v> n.) Ml€:NUdsE|nc|ud6rcph€dfel|Fdtufr|nes1989r€fu*lhonetlnsla|al|ondue|oapp'ox|mle|yI0WEttsd ANNUAL ENERGY PRODUCED BY WIND SYSTEMS 6 5.000 '6 o 12.200 1o.S.5 0 (est.000 1.0oo E E :^ 1.rJ6> .1985 '.5 o o ^- uc I 1 IHffiffi 1982 1983 1984 1985 '.J > .1 Wind system installations and energy production 743 . oir!ry119"t ] 4. J gD ni s= P> eoo 8.1986 1987 1988 1989 '1992 (est.000 Ec 4.9 1. r.) Figure 2.000 3 a 1.000 o E aoo 200 2. WIND SYSTEM INSTALLATION IN THE U.000 0 .5 c 9 e :v (or Zo 600 6.5 2 C c) o 35 96' a .


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Executive Committee activities
Th".?9_,1^T"e!ng of the Execurive Committee (EC) was held on 28 and 29
April 1992 at Windtest Kaiser-Wilhem_Koog GmbH, Germanv.
meeting was attendedby 24 persons, includlng t"pt"r*tutivei
rrom tt or
13 member states, operating Agents and obser"veri,
r"; Fig";;3.1. A visit
to wind turbine sites in thelrei was made on 30 April.

The.3Oth peejjng took place on 29 and 30 october
at Carlos V Hoter,
Alghero, sardinia, Italy. The attendance was 25 and all
member states,
except Austria and New Zearand, were represented.
A visit to the Alta
Nurra wind test site, operated by ENEL, wls made
on 31 October.
Mr w G stevenson (LIK) and Dr E sesto (Italy) served as
Chairman and
Vice-Chairman during the year. At the Autumn EC
meetins Mr
stevenson and Dr sesto were re.erected as ctrairman-""i'ir"i."-chairman

ou1i1g the year, the Technical Research Institute
of Finrand was invited
to join.the Agreement. The.Contracting party from
New zeaana gave
preliminary notice of withdrawal, effeitive f

NOVEM replaced ECN as Contracting party for
the Netherlands.
The Government of fapan is making arrangements
replacementasContractingPartyby"adesigiatedentity its formal

sole cl-r11ses in EC membership were announced during
updated list of EC Members and Alternate the year. The
Members i, uttZ"t
During the EC meetings the progress of the
ongoing Tasks was reviewed
and the.necessary adriinistritivJ decisions
cooperative action were discussed. Information
tul"r,. rroposuis for new
was o.,
wind energy. R&D progra mmes l;rs;;"il^_iiijly,
activities in the member countiies. ""J
"*"n"r,L"J *^
A draft Annex XIV on fiel{,notgr. Aerodynamics
was prepared and
discussed durins the year. The objectiv"
stall-controtled iotor bl"d", by *;;; oil
i, to improve ih"'a"a" basis for
cooroinated measurino
programme in order to obrain a dara bank
for aerig" c;"
The measurements will be perfo.-"a "".lii.?ti.".
ut ih" participants, field fac'ities in
a task-shared effort. Coordination of planning,
performance and
evaluation will be made by the- operaiinf
ager,t on a cost-shared basis.
Prospecrive participants include b"n*uit,
tie Nethertands, lii u'a



1An . The aim was to exchange information and explore the possibilities of closer cooperation. While all countries responded. The efforts to establish contacts will continue. Observers from Finland and six Eastern European countries were invited to the Spring EC meeting.992. only Finland and Estonia were able to send representatives to the meeting.The second issue of the Wind Energy Newsletter appeared in October 1. Both countries reported on their national wind programmes. the Netherlands. At the Autumn EC meeting an ad hoc committe was set up to draft a strategy document for consideration at the Spring 1993 EC meeting. It will be rolling document to be updated at certain intervals. The problem with the others was aPparently principally due io difficulty with finance. The strategy document will contain information on the objectives of the Agreement and its Annexes and the means and time schedules for achieving the objectives. and will serve as a reference for regular review and evaluation of the achievements under the Agreement. The EC acts as an editorial board for the Newsletter which is edited by R I Templin (Canada) and produced by NOVEM. reviewing the progress of the cooperative Tasks and the national wind energy activities in the member countries.

: I tlJ:iti:. Figure 3. Germany.:t..1.1 The 2gth Executive committe Meeting at windtest Kaiser- Withetm_Koog. i: r. 2g _Zg Rprii tSOZ 748 . .t::r.r!t. ..

mont€e Ste-|ulie VARENNES I3X tS1 I DENMARK (M) Mr B MARIBO PEDERSEN Tel +4542884622 I Technical University of Denmark Fax +454288242L Lundtoftwej 100 DK.5170IULrCH (A) MrG JOSWG (same address) Tel +492461614233 Fax +492457616999 1.4233 ]titch GmbH Fax +492461. Mines and Resources Fax +7 613996941.49 . Appendix IEA R&D Wind Executive Committee (M = Mernber. Zth Floor OTTAWA KlA OE4 (A) MTAWATTS Tel +1 514 652 8388 Institut de recherche d'Hydro_euebec Fax +1 5I46528n9 1800.6 CANMET/EAETB 580 Booth Street.6t5892 Postfachlgl3 D.28OO LYNGBY (A) MT P MELSEN Tel +45 4288 1400 DEFU Fax +45 4593 1288 Postbox 259 DK-2800 LYNGBY GERMAI{Y (M) DT R WINDHEIM Forschungszentrum Tel +49246161. Svanvigen 46 3-617 62 NYKOPING AUSTRIA (M) Prrof Dr H DETTER Tel +4322265764L0 Technische Universitit Wien _Institut fiir Shdmungslehre und Wiirmetiberhagung' Wiedner Hauptstrasse 7 A.55 872'11. A Alternate Mernber) = CHAIRMAN Mr W G STEVENSON Tel +4431 225 1361 lojtis-h Hydro-Electric plc Fax +44312203983 15 Rothesay Terrace EDINBI.1O4O WIEN CANADA (M) MTRSRANGI Tel +7 613 929672 Energy.JRGH EH3 7SE United Kingdom SECRETARY MT B PERSHAGEN Tel +46755M878 NLTWEC energikonsult Fax +461.

Q. (A) DTOTAMPONE Tel +3963O184418 (same address) Fax +3963M84&3 (M) DrE SESTO Tel +39272245220 ENEL CREL Fax +39272245462 Via A.ITALY (M) DrG FERRARI Tel +39 6 3048 3919 ENEA ENE-FORI Fax +39630484643 C. 2400 I.Box 1 1755z. Fax +81.R.D.O.O.22464784 ECN Research Centre Fax +31 224632]4 P.O.E Casaccia Casella Postale N. Volta 1 I-20093 COLOGNO MONZESE (MI) (A) DrP PAOLI Tel +39272245355 (same address) Fax +39 27224 5465 JAPAN (M) MTNMORI Tel +8133501.Box8242 3503 RE UTRECHT (A) Mr Hf M BEURSKENS Tel +3'1.33fr17926 AIST.OOIOO ROMA A.Box722 WELLINGTON (A) MrP GRAHAM Ministry of Commerce P.G PETTEN(NH) NEW ZEALAND (M) DTMAGRANT Tel +&4729379 New Zealand Meteorological Service Fax +644735231 P.O. MITI Kasumigaseki 1-3-1 Chiyoda-ku TOKYO 100 (A) DT H MATSUMIYA Tel +81 298547079 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Fax +81 298Y7275 MITI 1-2 Namiki TSUKUBA 305 NETHERLANDS (M) MTHGDOUMA Tel +31 30363434 NOVEM Fax +31 3031 U9l P.Box 1473 WELLINGTON I5U .9279 Sunshine Project H.

NORWAY (M) MTE SOLBERG Tel +47 29595 95 Norwegian Water Resources and Water Fax +472959offi Administration Postbox 5091 Mai N-0301 oslo 3 (A) MTMRYDEHELL Tel +47 2959595 (same address) Fax +472959offi SPAIN (M) Mr E SORIA Tel +34 1 346 &22 Instituto de Energias Renovables Fax +34 1 345 6005 Avda Complutense 22 280 40 MADRID (A) Mr F AVIA Tel +34L346ffi39 (same address) Fax +34 1 346 5005 SWEDEN (M) Mr O SANDBERG Tel +4687449522 NUTEK Fax +46819 4822 9117 86 STOCKHOLM (A) MrK AVERSTAD Tel +468739 ($72 Vattenfall AB Fax +.16 8 739 5882 Research Wind Energy 3-162 87 VALLINGBY UNITED KINGDOM (M) DTDIPAGE Tel +.14 235834621 Energy Technology Support Unit Fax +44235432923 Harwell Laboratory DIDCOT Oxfordshire OX11 ORA UNITED STATES (M) MTDFANCONA Tel +72025t361776 Wind/Ocean Technologies Division Fax +1 2025865124 United States Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue WASHINGTON D.C.20585 (A) MrRLL@SE (same address) .

1 IEA Bioenerry Annual RePort 1991' B 7992:2 IEA R and D-i4rindenergy Annual Report 191' B 7992t3 The Swedish ElectricitY Market' B 192:10 Creating Viable Business Finance .SWEDEN' Phone + tl5 8 681 92 9& Fax: + 46 I 681 92 05 (B)' Nutek has published the following rePorts from the Booklist Booklist B 1991:1 Bioenerry and the Greenhouse Effect' B 1991:3 Medium-sized Industrial Firms'* B 191:9 i-gra of nesearch and Developrnent on the Production of Hydrogen from Water. 5'117 85 Stockholn. B 1992:. r I National Board for Industrial and cumulative Llst of Publications issued by the swedish Technical DeveloPment Orders: NUTEK Fbrlag.

Thirteen countries collaborate since 7977 in wind energy research and development under the auspices of the International Energy Agency. The deployment of wind energy is promoted by national programmes for advanced technology research and market incentives in many countries. representing an installed power of around 2450 MW. The report reviews the progress of the joint projects during 1992 and highlights the national wind energy activities in the member countries. The rate of increase is presently about 300 MW per year. The average rated power was 200 kW in new units and is increasing. Commercial machines in the 500 kW range were put on the market during the year.o\ ttryt-tr zz cri cO 9p NUTEK.IEA Wind Energy Annual Report 1992 tAI It Y ind energy stands out as one of the most promising renewable energy sources in the near term. SWEDEN FAX: +46-8-6819205 . By the end of the report period about 22000 grid-connected wind turbines were in operation in the member countries. T cO SF 6ob TS 8\ . Prototype megawatt-sized wind turbines are in operation or under construction in the lead countries. The programme includes joint research projects and information exchange on large wind systems. Fcirlag PHINE: +46-8-6819298 117 86 Stockholm.

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