Engie illustration 1The Differences between Measured and Predicted Noise Levels from Wind Farms

When planning a new wind farm, it is essential to obtain a reliable estimate of the future noise impact. An underestimation of the noise impact can lead to complaints and subsequent possible loss of efficiency due to mitigation schemes like a temporary shutdown or the use of curtailment strategies. On the other hand, an overestimation of the noise impact leads to an underdevelopment of the wind park potential.

By Luc Schillemans, Tractebel, Belgium

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