Task 19

About Task 19


Olos_Low_Clouds.jpgThe international expert group IEA Wind TCP Task 19 Wind Energy in Cold Climates gathers and provides information about wind energy in cold climates. Cold Climate areas are regions where icing events or periods with temperatures below the operational limits of standard wind turbines occur, which may impact project implementation, economics and safety. The group studies a variety of topics, including: project development; operation and maintenance (O&M); health, safety and environment (HSE); operational experiences; and recent research.

The current Task 19 working period runs between 2016-2018 and covers the following themes:


  • Cold climate wind power market study update for 2015-2020 (published in WindPower Monthly magazine 2016)
  • Cold climate aspects for international standard IEC 61400-15 ed1 “Site energy yield assessment”
  • T19IceLossMethod free software validation & development
  • Experiences, methods and procedures for laboratory and full scale testing of cold climate solutions
  • Development of turbine ice protection system (anti- and de-icing systems) performance evaluation guidelines
  • Development of ice detection sensor classification
  • Development of international ice throw guidelines

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