Programme outline

Tuesday 9 December 2014
08:00-09:00 Registration and welcome refreshments in the exhibition and poster area
09:00-09:05 Welcome and opening remarks
09:05-10:50 Session 1 – Human perception of noise
10:50-11:35 Refreshments break in the exhibition and poster area – Poster session
11:35-13:20 Session 2 – National guidelines
13:20-14:50 Lunch in the exhibition and poster area
14:50-16:50 Session 3 – Real-world noise measurements
16:50-18:30 Drinks reception in the exhibition and poster area – Poster session
19:00-23:00 Workshop dinner at Malmö City Hall for all participants
Wednesday 10 December 2014
08:00-09:00 Welcome refreshments
09:00-10:50 Session 4 – Wind farm design
10:50-11:35 Refreshments break in the exhibition and poster area
11:35-13:20 Session 5 – Wind turbine design
13:20-15:00 Lunch in the exhibition and poster area

Programme details

Tuesday 9 December 2014 – 09:05 – 10:50
Session 1: Human perception of noise

Session chair: Jeremy Bass, Senior Technical Manager, RES


Update on Health Canada survey (provisional title) François Tremblay, Head of Environment Department, Project Manager Wind Energy, Activa Environment Inc., Canada (invited)
Health effects related to wind turbine noise exposure Jesper Hvass Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D., Odense University Hospital (confirmed)
Wind turbine Excess Noise Evaluation Marko Antila, Senior Scientist, VTT (confirmed)
Human perception of Amplitude Modulation (provisional title) Hideki Tachibana, Professor, Chiba Institute of Technology (invited)

More names will be added soon, so please check this page regularly for updates.


Tuesday 9 December 2014 – 11:35 – 13:20
Session 2: National guidelines

Session chair: Mark Bastasch, Lead Acoustical Engineer, CH2M HILL


International Wind Turbine Noise Legislation Illustrated by a Cross Border Case Study. Erik Koppen, senior consultant noise control and wind energy, ARCADIS (confirmed)
Presentation on Swedish noise regulations (working title) Karl Bolin, PhD/Assistant Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (confirmed)
Noise Protection Regulations for Wind Turbines in Germany Andrea Bauerdorff, employee, German Federal Environment Agency (confirmed)
Case study: Presentation of GE-RES collaboration on comparing and combining Australian and UK noise guidelines (provisional title) Roger Drobietz, Technical Leader for Acoustics, GE Wind Energy (confirmed)

Jeremy Bass, Senior Technical Manager, RES (confirmed)

More names will be added soon, so please check this page regularly for updates.

Tuesday 9 December 2014 – 14:50-16:50
Session 3: Real-world noise measurements

Session chair: Bo Søndergaard, Senior Consultant – Acoustics, Grontmij A/S

This session will cover:
– Measurements of wind turbine noise at the neighbours
– Measuring and assessing Amplitude Modulation
– Meteorological influence on wind turbine noise


Amplitude Modulation for different weather conditions. Conny Larsson, Associate Professor, Uppsala University (confirmed)
Wind power plants and low frequency applications for the acoustic camera Torbjörn Kloow, President, Acoutronic AB (confirmed)
The effect of cyclic pitching to the wind turbine noise Petri Välisuo, Assistant professor,
University of Vaasa (confirmed)
The Institute of Acoustics Working Group on Wind Turbine Amplitude Modulation: Progress towards a preferred assessment methodology Gavin Irvine, chairman,
Institute of Acoustics working group on Amplitude Modulation (confirmed)
From noise study to running wind farm: how to minimize production losses in French context Simon Brillet, head of technical department,
Valorem (confirmed)


Wednesday 10 December 2014 – 09:00-10:50
Session 4: Wind farm design

Session chair: Roger Drobietz, Technical Leader for Acoustics, GE Wind Energy


Assessment of noise prediction methods over water for long range sound propagation of wind turbines Lukas Mylonas, Uppsala University (confirmed)
(co-author: Bahri Uzunoglu, Associate Professor, Uppsala University)
Noise Reduction Strategies to minimize production losses for wind farms (working title) Alberto Secades Barreñada, Performance Engineer, EDP Renováeis (confirmed)
Virtual case study for wind farm noise siting and validation (working title) Tom Lafon, Ingénieur d’Etudes, BayWa r.e. France (invited)
Presentation of the Sound Propagation Comparison Exercise – SPCE
Followed by audience discussion
Franck Bertagnolio, Senior Scientist, DTU Wind energy(confirmed)


Wednesday 10 December 2014 – 11:35-13:20
Session 5: Wind turbine design

Session chair: Tomas Blodau, Head of Department Wind and Site, Senvion

Session description: In this session we will look at cutting edge developments focused on improving the sound characteristics of modern WECs. Focus is on sound magnitude and character, and thus three favourite topics: SPL reduction, OAM understanding and mitigation as well as designing for no tonality. Following in the spirit of past EWEA Workshops ample time has been allocated for in depth discussion between the expert speakers and the audience.


Surface and wake flow characterization of trailing edge serrations at incidence with particle image velocimetry Carlos Arce, PhD candidate, TU Delft / LM Wind Power (confirmed)
Measurements to assess the effectiveness of turbine modifications to reduce the occurrence of AM in the far-field Matthew Cand, Executive Acoustics Engineer, Hoare Lea Acoustics (confirmed)
ALARM: Research on wind turbine tonalities Fred Vanhollebeke, Technology Engineer, ZF Wind Power (confirmed)
Analysing and predicting structure borne tonality contributions – a hybrid test-simulation method Dirk von Werne, Technical Expert, Siemens Industry Software (confirmed)