Success stories Best practices for wind farms in freezing and cold climates

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Best practices for wind farms in freezing and cold climates

Best practices for wind farms in freezing and cold climates

April 26, 2019

Context

How to safely operate and maintain wind farms in freezing and cold climates? It is in this context that the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) commissioned Nergica to develop a best practices guide for health and safety for wind farms located in these specific environments.

 

Names of collaborators involved in this project

Customer: Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)

 

Challenge

The purpose of this document was to provide wind turbine operators, owners, operators, technicians and safety personnel with tools and concepts to consider when servicing their equipment.

 

Solution

Conducted in collaboration with the CanWEA health and safety subcommittee, the document is a synthesis of industry best practices. The guide includes weather conditions that need attention, frost and cold climate hazards, best practices for operation and maintenance, and a decision tree that helps identify best practices for different situations that may arise.

 

Results

The tools in the guide can be used by all wind energy workers, regardless of their level of experience. The guide is a reference for health and safety on Canadian farms, but also internationally.

 

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