We will be exhibiting three technical posters at AWEA 2013. Two of them show the comparison and uses of remote sensing means, such as LIDAR and SODAR and the third poster displays a new methodology about reactance isolation measurement which does not need lab tests.
- It is worth mentioning the existence of high-potential sites, suitable for the future development of wind farms.
- The training has allowed acquiring knowledge related to measurement systems, wind farm design and power assessment.
Ecuador owns sites with a high wind potential where new wind farms can be built.
That is what the General Manager of Barlovento Recursos Naturales SL -Mr. Rafael Zubiaur- has declared in the presence of the Ecuadorian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, His Excellency Mr. Esteban Albornoz, during the presentation of the results of the project for the wind measurement in Imbabura and Loja.
Also present in the event were the heads of different departments of the Ministry, as well as the Manager of Barlovento in Latin America, Mr. David Fernández.
The project is included in PAES (Sustainable Energy Action Plan in Ecuador), financed within an agreement between the Inter American Bank for Development and the Republic of Ecuador. The measurements have been carried out during 15 months in several sites considered interesting for the development of wind farms.
Wind characteristics in Ecuador are odd, the sites with the highest wind potential are located at a high altitude and so, the air density is up to 30% lower than that at sea level. Despite the altitude, their low latitude prevents extremely low temperatures. In spite of the low density, the high average wind speeds make the wind potential still high, enough for the development of wind farms, with plant factors over 40%.
The General Manager of Barlovento has emphasized the high availability obtained in the measurement campaign, nearly 100%. He has also stressed that the measurement were performed following the quality standards of the wind industry, such as IEC standards, Measnet procedures and recommendations from AIE.
In parallel with the measurements, the technical staff of the Ministry has been trained on wind potential measurements, wind farm design and power assessment of the projects.
The General Manager has accentuated the importance of these actions and others which are currently taken place in Ecuador, facing the implementation of the wind energy in the country, in a sustainable way, in the following years.
At the moment, Ecuador has a 15 MW wind farm in the continent (Villonaco WF) and several wind turbines in Santa Cruz Island (Galápagos).
With the aim to strengthen our presence in Latin-America, where we have been already
working for some years now through Barlovento Renovables Latin America in Lima,
and Barlovento Brasil in Rio de Janeiro; Barlovento has opened new branches in
Guadalajara (Mexico), Santiago de Chile and Santa Cruz (Bolivia).
From these new local offices, we will carry on rendering services, closer to the sites, for
wind and solar projects: measurement campaigns, resource, engineering, and electrical
studies, technical assistance on site, etc.
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Once again, Barlovento will be present in the most important and prestigious wind
energy event. Ewea 2013 will take place in Vienna, from the 4th to the 7th Febreaury, at
Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center. For more information about hours and
location, visit http://www.ewea.org/annual2013/practical-information/501-2/#23.
Our stand is B-J40 and it is located in Hall B. Visit us, we will be delighted to see you
During the 30th and 31st of January, Mexico WindPower 2013 will be held in the Banamex Center in Mexico DF.
It is an internationally renowed exposition and congress where we will participate through our subsidiary e2Q of Mexico. We will be delighted to assist you at our booth 325.
Brazil, 6th world economy and one of the most promising countries as far as onshore wind energy is concerned, according to Global WindEnergy Council.
The Spanish company EnergytoQuality, member of Measnet, will take part in the congress Integração de Geração eólica na Rede Elétrica. Requisitos Técnicos de Conexão whose aim is to promote the integration of wind generation in the Brazilian electric system focusing on the technical requirements for its connection to the grid.
This congress, organized by CIGRÉ-Brasilien in collaboration with the Brazilian grid operator ONS and the energy generation and transmission company Electrobras Furnas, will take place on 4th and 5th December 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The first session Tecnologias Atuais de Geração Eólica e Requisitos Técnicos para Conexão will deal with the problems of connecting wind energy to the grid and the current solutions to comply with the requirements imposed by the TSO. In this session, EnergytoQuality will present its experience in wind turbine testing facing voltage dips and pursuant different international norms, stressing the importance of accredited tests. EnergytoQuaility will share the board with the main wind turbine manufactures (Alstom, GE, Enercon&Vestas).
The second day of the congress, ONW and Electrobras will present their experiences in Brazil on wind energy within the session Requisitos de Conexão de Eólicas Experiências e Desenvolvimentos Brasileiros. In this session, the requirements imposed for the wind energy connection to the grid will be exposed, as well as harmonics study models, harmonics measurements, filters, etc. and will end with a presentation about the experiences of wind integration in the grid by the part of the distributor.