Test bed cold climate for transformation to 100% renewable
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 6 469 000|
|Project duration||November 2018 - January 2021|
Purpose and goal
The project opens existing Uljabuouda wind farm for conversion into an open full-scale test bed for wind power in cold climate. The site has required and documented history of weather and climate. Good wind resources often coincide with cold climatic conditions such as cold and ice formation resulting in production loss. Turbine manufacturers need to verify that their systems work reliably and efficiently in these circumstances without loss of production.
Expected results and effects
Since Swedish wind farms are largely affected by ice formation and cold temperatures, energy companies want to install wind turbines that meet the cold climate challenges and produce efficiently, especially during cold winter days with good winds. The technology will be proven, and turbine manufacturers will be able to guarantee the product´s properties. Even the overall electric system will profit as these days are often characterized by high demand for electricity, thus stability in electricity supply is going to be improved.
Planned approach and implementation
SKAB´s responsibility is the geographical location, permits, also removal of existing turbines and adaptation of the infrastructure. RISE will set up and run the test environment and be responsible for launching and optimizing verification and testing activities on the test bed. RISE ensures access to excellence & general knowledge for research & verification projects. Collection of data incl. infrastructure (mast, sensors, measurement, data collection, etc.) is RISE ´s responsibility. Through international collaboration, research projects will be attracted to the Uljabuouda test bed.