Recent developments in environmental assessment methods for wind turbine noise

Authors

  • Brian Howe HGC Engineering, 2000 Argentia Rd., Plaza 1, Mississauga, ON L5N 1P7, Canada
  • Nick McCabe HGC Engineering, 2000 Argentia Rd., Plaza 1, Mississauga, ON L5N 1P7, Canada

Keywords:

Absorption, Electric generators, Electric utilities, Engines, Hydraulic machinery, Hydraulic motors, Turbines, Wind turbines, Air absorptions, Air temperatures, Assessment methodologies, Best practices, Environmental, Environmental assessments, Ground absorptions, Latest developments, Noise propagations, Recent developments, Significant factors, Wind energies, Wind farms, Wind turbine noises

Abstract

Some of the latest developments in environmental methods for assessing wind turbine noise are discussed. HGC Engineering prepared a document for the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), outlining best practices for the developers of wind farm projects and summarizing the assessment methodologies in the different areas in Canada. Some of the significant factors that are essential for wind turbine assessment, include factors which change with time, such as distance and site topography. Some of the latest developments in environmental assessment methodologies for wind turbines, include air absorption and ground absorption. The effect of variations in air temperature and humidity are considered by noise propagation models for wind turbines.

Published

2008-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Howe B, McCabe N. Recent developments in environmental assessment methods for wind turbine noise. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2008Sep.1 [cited 2021Apr.13];36(3):56-7. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2035

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada