Icing Forecasts and Power Production

There is no doubt that icing presents a big problem for the wind energy industry, especially for wind turbines in parks situated in cold climates. According to studies, up to 20% of annual energy production is lost due to icing. To prevent unpredicted icing situations leading to higher balancing costs and imbalance prices, ConWX offers a cloud-based Icing Forecasting solution to park owners, portfolio managers, and energy traders. 

ConWX Icing Forecasts can provide:

Prediction of Icing Events & Probability

Forecast of icing events up to 48 hours ahead.

  • displayed in binary format 0/1, where "1" represents icing expected at park level, and "0" represents no icing expected
  • with an associated probability to each of the icing events, represented as a percentage
  • in resolution 10 minutes to 1 hour 
  • forecast delivered at park level

Prediction of Power Losses [kW]

Forecast of power losses up to 48 hours ahead, expected due to icing events occurring in the plant.

  • provided as an absolute value in kW for a given timestamp
  • in resolution 10 minutes to 1 hour
  • forecast delivered at park level

We can change the formats of the delivered forecasts, as well as the frequency of delivery, the time resolution or units, based on the client's request.

"With our Icing forecast, you will know when an icing event can happen, what is the probability of it happening, and what the consequences are in terms of power losses.""

What are the benefits of having Icing Forecasts?

  • Knowing in advance when icing events occur.
  • Possibility to calculate consequences in terms of power losses.
  • Prolonging the wind turbine blades' lifetime by turning them off at the right time.
  • Preventing noise emissions and ice throw. 

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