Wind Energy Assessment

Course Number: R-6001
Credit: 6 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Steven G. Liescheidt, P.E., CSI-CCS
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Overview

In Wind Energy Assessment , you'll learn ...

  • Industry-accepted guidelines for planning and conducting a wind resource measurement program
  • Guidelines for selecting, installing, and operating wind measurement equipment
  • State-of-the-art measurement and analysis techniques at multiple heights on tall towers
  • Specific steps for collecting, analyzing, and reporting on the associated data

Overview

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Credit: 6 PDH

Length: 75 pages

A wind resource assessment program is similar to other technical projects. It requires planning and coordination and is constrained by budget and schedule limitations. It demands a clear set of objectives so the best assessment approach is selected. Its ultimate success rests on the quality of the program's assembled assets-sound siting and measurement techniques, trained staff, quality equipment, and thorough data analysis techniques.

In this course the student will learn various resource assessment approaches and recommendations for the use of a formal measurement plan, a monitoring strategy, and a quality assurance plan. The course summarizes the most commonly used siting techniques and addresses land leasing and permitting requirements for a measurement tower. It details the recommended measurement parameters and offers guidelines for incorporating other optional parameters that may benefit your monitoring program. It also describes the instrument components of a recommended wind resource monitoring station, including the performance specifications for basic and optional sensors. Finally, the course highlights data issues related to in-field raw data storage, data retrieval and protection, retrieval frequency, and documentation.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Guiding principles of wind resources assessment, including approaches and objectives, measurement plan, monitoring strategy, QA plan and monitoring duration and data recovery
  • Site monitoring of wind data collection systems, including use of wind data sources, topographical indicators, field surveys and site ranking, tower placement and land permitting
  • Wind measurement parameters
  • Wind monitoring station instrumentation
  • Measurement system accuracy and reliability
  • Installation of wind monitoring stations, including equipment procurement, acceptance testing, tower installation, equipment installation, site commissioning and documentation
  • Wind station operation and maintenance
  • Wind data collection and handling
  • Wind data validation, processing, and reporting

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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