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Mitigating the Impact of Lightning on Wind Farms

Mitigating the Impact of Lightning on Wind Farms
What can lightning detection do to help prevent damage to wind farms, promote worker safety, and diagnose faults?

​​​​Webinar was held July 18, 2014 

  • How big a problem is lightning on operating wind farms?
  • What can lightning detection do to help prevent damage to wind farms, promote worker safety, and diagnose faults?
  • What resources are available for lightning detection and lightning forecasting?
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Nic Wilson is Vaisala's Energy Regional Segment Manager - Americas. He holds a B.S. degree from Creighton University in Atmospheric Sciences, an M.S.P.M. in Professional Meteorology and Marketing from the University of Oklahoma, and an M.B.A. from the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management. Wilson has researched lightning behavior on wind farms and managed the product development of thunderstorm warning systems and lightning data products and services for Vaisala. He developed Vaisala's strategy for expansion in the wind energy industry, and manages the Energy business unit and sales team for the Americas.

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