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Renewables: Wind Power 2

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A booking of at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the module is required. 

This module is a component of the MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology.

This course covers advanced statistics and modelling of the resource in complex terrain environments, the dynamics of wind turbines and wake interactions. It includes a study of offshore wind farm development and how offshore wind farms are connected to the grid. 

The module is delivered via lectures and coursework over one week. Prior attendance on ‘Wind Power 1’ is required.

This course covers: 

  • the more detailed aspects of resource assessment and resource modelling in complex terrain environments;
  • appraisal of wind turbine design procedures including the forces and dynamics experienced by machines;
  • the structure and modelling of wind turbine wakes in wind farms;
  • wind turbine reliability;
  • techniques for condition monitoring machines;
  • offshore wind farm connections;
  • offshore wind farm project management

At the end of course, students should understand: the complexities of wind resource assessment in challenging environments; how to design a wind turbine to avoid damaging resonances; how to estimate wake losses in a wind farm; how offshore arrays are connected to the grid; how to monitor machines to minimise operations and maintenance costs; and how offshore wind farms projects are managed during planning, construction and operation.   

Course details

Course code
Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
One week
Course leader
Professor Simon Watson
CREST - Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology
Places available


Target audience
Graduate engineers and technical managers.
Previous experience
Graduate engineers or those with appropriate industrial experience. Prior attendance of Wind Power 1 is essential.



Course fee
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Accommodation costs
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Accommodation information
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Cancellations: in the event of cancellation by the delegate, an administration fee of £250.00 for each student place is levied.  Cancellations must be received at least 10 working days prior to the start of the course.  We regret that no refund of course fees can be made for cancellations received after this date. 

To apply for a refund you must inform us, in writing, and provide written evidence of the original payment as refunds will only be paid to the account from where it originated. 

The University also reserves the right to make reasonable alterations to the content of the course.  In the event of cancellation by the University, fees will be refunded in full.  It does not accept liability for costs incurred by delegates or their organisations for cancellation of travel arrangements and/or accommodation.

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