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An Interactive 10 - Day Training Course

Fundamentals of Wind Energy

Understanding the Technical Concepts to Wind Energy Production

Upcoming Sessions

19 - 30 Jun 2022 Dubai - UAE $9,900 Register Now
04 - 15 Dec 2022 Dubai - UAE $9,900 Register Now

This ETC training course will cover everything about the wind energy generation industry. It will start with the basics and gradually dive into the significant challenges of transforming atmospheric wind streams into valuable electric energy. It covers measuring the wind to selecting the adequate turbine model and wind farm layout.

The technical professionals, engineers, and executive decision-makers can use this training course to learn about the best practices and methodologies with a proven track record for developing and operating wind farms projects. Professionals who are already working inside the wind industry may benefit significantly from this course by expanding and updating their knowledge of the critical concepts and processes involved in the development and operation of wind farms. Learn with the support of this training course that gives direct information in the development and operation of more than 50 Gigawatts of wind farm rated capacity across all five continents.

Objectives

By the end of this training course, the participants will learn to:

  • Understand all the technical concepts related to wind energy production
  • Analyse global wind resource data
  • Determine the optimal wind turbine model for any given site
  • Design optimized wind farm layouts
  • Develop wind farm operation strategies

Methodology

The delegates on this training course will be utilising a variety of proven teaching techniques. Each section shall begin with an introduction, followed by a presentation of the key technical concepts. It will include PowerPoint presentations, videos, illustrations, real case studies, and hands-on exercises. Finally, at the end of each section, a group discussion (Q&A) shall be held.

Organisational Benefits

Employees sent to attend this extensive training course shall acquire a deep sense of understanding of all the relevant aspects that govern the wind energy industry.

The knowledge that participants may gain include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding how the wind resource of a given site should be measured and quantified
  • The key components of a wind turbine and how it operates
  • Understanding how many wind turbines come together to form a wind farm (park)
  • Learning about wind farm efficiency and smart choices for each project
  • The key aspects in wind farm operation and grid interconnection
  • Learning about the different forms of selling the wind farm energy

Personal Benefits

From technical personnel to decision-makers and executives, this training course can provide a crystal-clear picture of the entire process of converting wind kinetic energy into electricity.

The set of learnings offered to professionals attending this training course to help them thrive in their workplaces include, but are not limited to:

  • Learning about wind resource data and key metrics
  • Classifying meteorological measurement equipment (wind speed, direction, etc.)
  • Learning about various types of wind turbines and related technologies
  • Comparing different numerical models for freestream wind flow simulations
  • Learning about wake models and array efficiency
  • Listing loss factors and project uncertainties inherent to wind farms

Who Should Join?

This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Anyone in the front-line of developing new wind farm projects
  • Executives / Decision Makers that require a significant picture understanding of wind energy
  • Engineers planning on entering the renewable energy generation world
  • Professionals that are already tied to the Wind Energy Industry

Course Outline

DAY ONE: WIND RESOURCE AND WEATHER

  • The Atmospheric Wind Regime
  • The Planetary Boundary Layer
  • The Atmospheric Micro-Scale Wind Flow
  • The Mesoscale Wind Streams
  • The Macroscale Wind Resource

DAY TWO: HISTORY OF THE WIND INDUSTRY

  • Introduction: Transforming Wind Speed into Electricity
  • How/when it all started?
  • Progress in Wind Turbines Technology
  • Wind Turbines Sizes vs Time
  • Current Wind Turbine Manufacturers
  • Global Wind Farm Developers, Investors, and Operators

DAY THREE: PART I: MEASURING THE WIND

  • Meteorological Masts
  • Best Practices
  • Mounting Arrangements
  • Types of Sensors
  • Calibrations

 DAY FOUR: PART II: MEASURING THE WIND

  • Remote Sensing Devices
  • LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging)
  • SoDAR (Sound Detection and Ranging)
  • Wind Data Quality Control (QA/QC)
  • Wind Measurement Campaign Definition

DAY FIVE: LAYOUT AND MAPPING

  • Topography Maps
  • Ground Coverage (roughness) Maps
  • Forestry Maps
  • Wind Farm Layout Optimization
  • Micro Sitting

DAY SIX: SOFTWARE AND APPS FOR THE WIND INDUSTRY

  • Introduction to software that dominates the industry
  • GIS (Global Mapper and Google Earth Pro)
  • Wind Resource and Energy Assessment (Openwind, WAsP, WindPro, and WFA)
  • Global Wind Atlas
  • Py-wake (DTU)
  • Floris (NREL)

DAY SEVEN: WIND ENERGY PRODUCTION ASSESSMENT

  • Wind Energy Production Assessment (step-by-step)
  • Energy Loss Factors
  • Turbines Wake Effect
  • Blockage Effect
  • Uncertainty Factors
  • Follow An Example Project

DAY EIGHT: OFFSHORE WIND

  • Offshore Wind: Where do we stand?
  • Best Practices and Differences
  • Measurement Devices
  • FLiDAR (Floating LiDAR Devices)
  • Wakes and Blockage on Offshore Wind Farms

DAY NINE: CIVIL AND INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Wind Farm Construction Steps
  • Environmental Permits
  • Electric interconnection with the national grids
  • Grid cap (restrictions and curtailments)
  • Wind Sector Management Strategies
  • Shadow Flicker Curtailment
  • Noise Curtailment

DAY TEN: SELLING THE ENERGY

  • Different Forms of Selling Wind Energy
  • PPAs (Power Purchase Agreements)
  • Free Markets
  • Regulated Markets
  • Energy Tenders (Auctions)
  • Hybrid Projects and Hybrid PPAs

The Certificates

Certificates

The Energy Training Centre Certificate of Completion will be given to the participants who
attended and completed the training course.

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