Posters - WindEurope Annual Event 2022 in Bilbao


Come meet the poster presenters to ask them questions and discuss their work

Check the programme for our poster viewing moments. For more details on each poster, click on the poster titles to read the abstract. On Wednesday, 6 April at 15:30-16:15, join us on Level 3 of the Conference area for the Poster Awards!

PO220: Thunderstorm Alert System granting people's safety and wind turbines downtime efficiency

Sergio Castillo Pérez, Meteorology Specialist, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy


Thunderstorms are one of the most dangerous meteorological risks that Wind Turbines (hereafter, WT) are exposed to. Lightning strikes may hit the blades as well as occur when field teams are working on the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) tasks. The Weather and Energy Forecasting (WEF) department of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has developed a tool that sends automatic lightning alerts when a thunderstorm is approaching a WT. These alerts are based on lightning data provided by a global lightning detection network. WEF department post-processes that data on-cloud using Microsoft (MS) Azure Services and triggers them when reaching pre-defined and parametrizable conditions. They have two main objectives: people's safety and assets protection.

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