Comparison between modelled and measured sound levels for a Southern Alberta Wind Farm

Authors

  • Henk de Haan dBA Noise Consultants Ltd
  • Virgini Senden dBA Noise Consultants Ltd

Abstract

A 38-day post construction comprehensive sound survey has been carried out as part of the AUC license for a southern Alberta wind farm. Measured sound levels at three receptor locations are compared to the modelled sound levels according to the NIA. How do the results line up? Was the modelling too conservative or too optimistic or just right? What are possible causes of the differences encountered? What are issues encountered during the field program that influence the outcome of the comprehensive sound survey? Why 38 days of monitoring? Would different modelling have resulted in a better prediction? What lessons can be learned?

 

Henk de Haan Eur. Ing, INCE Bd. Cert. & Virgini Senden, Eur. Ing, INCE Bd. Cert.

henk@dbanoise.com virgini@dbanoise.com

(403) 836 8806 (587) 439 9980

www.dbanoise.com

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Published

2016-08-25

How to Cite

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de Haan H, Senden V. Comparison between modelled and measured sound levels for a Southern Alberta Wind Farm. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2016 Aug. 25 [cited 2021 Oct. 19];44(3). Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2974

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada