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NPC 15

NPC15 - Porvoo, Finland

 a special emphasis on wind energy and atmospheric flows

The 15th meetingof ERCOFTAC’s Nordic Pilot Centre (NPC) took place on Tuesday-Wednesday August28-29, 2012 in Porvoo, Finland.

The meeting was held at HotelHaikko Manor in Porvoo. Haikko was chosen the best Conference Hotel of the year2011 in Finland. Haikko Manor is located in half an hour's drive from Helsinkiand the idyllic old town of Porvoo is only in five kilometers distance. Seemore details at their website

The 15th NPCmeeting had a special emphasis on wind energy and atmospheric flows and abstracts on wind energy and atmospheric flows were especially encouraged in addition to general papers on flow, turbulence and combustion. Also, four keynote lectures were invited:

Stefan Ivanell, Gotland University and KTH: Optimizationof large wind farms

Per-Åge Krogstad and Lars Sætran, NTNU: About the NTNU windturbine data base and its use for prediction method verifications

Jens Nørkær Sørensen, DTU: Modeling and Simulation of Wakes behind Wind Turbines and in Wind Farms

Timo Vihma, FMI: Atmospheric boundarylayer research in support of wind resource mapping

The 15th NPCmeeting was organized by Prof. Jari Hämäläinen at the Centre of Computational Engineering and Integrated Design (CEID) at Lappeenranta University ofTechnology (LUT) in collaboration with the coordinator of the NPC Dr. Stefan Wallin at FOI/KTH in Stockholm.