Wind Farm Balance of Plant (BOP) Design

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Apr 4, 2023 /
Course Code: 13-0429-ONL23

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Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 1 day on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
9:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand fundamentals of the wind turbine operation
  • Understand key design elements of a typical utility scale connected wind farm
  • Gain knowledge for wind farm balance of plant major electrical components for MV collector system and HV substation
  • Understand overall wind farm integration including ac coupled BESS
  • Project procurement, scheduling, and commercial aspects

The course focuses on utility scale, grid connected onshore wind farm facilities primarily relevant to electrical systems. The main purpose of the course is to understand the integration of a typical wind farm, balance of plant components for the substation, wind farm collector system, engineering and construction and commissioning looking from the electrical discipline point of view.

Course outline:

  • Wind turbine electrical system fundamentals
  • Understanding aerodynamics and calculations
  • Wind turbine components
  • Understanding energy yield
  • MV collector system design
  • Major MV electrical components
  • MV and HV substation design
  • Electrical system studies
  • Constructability aspects
  • Wind farm repowering
  • Commissioning

Who should attend:
Electrical Engineers and Designers • Project Managers and Procurement Leads • Operation and Maintenance Technical Staff • Construction Electrical Leads and PMs • EPC Contractors • Facility Owners

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Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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  1. Wind turbine fundamentals
    1. Wind energy
    2. Wind Energy formulas and calculations
    3. Wind turbine aerodynamic
    4. Turbine types
    5. Turbine components
    6. Site selection and energy yield
  1. Collector system design: 
    1. Front end engineering and wind resource assessment 
    2. Medium voltage (MV) collector system feeder layout and single line diagram 
    3. Fiber optic & communication cable routing 
    4. Wind turbine general arrangement 
    5. Trench and turbine Installation details 
    6. Wind Turbine operational specification
    7. Collector system major electrical equipment
      1. Junction boxes 
      2. Pad mount transformer 
      3. Switches 
      4. MV power and FO cabling 
    8. System analysis
      1. Ampacity analysis 
      2. System losses
      3. Coordination and arc flash analysis 
      4. Grounding analysis 
      5. System losses and reactive power capability 
    9. Wind turbine repowering and life extension
      1. Collector assessment and MV feeder upgrade
      2. Upgrades at the substation

  2. Substation Design: 
    1. HV Substation general arrangement and single line diagram 
    2. Operational control philosophy
    3. Substation high voltage (HV) major electrical equipment
      1. Disconnect switch 
      2. Main breaker 
      3. Power transformer 
      4. CT/VTs 
      5. Reactor/cap banks 
      6. Metering equipment 
      7. Protection and control equipment 
      8. Station service transformer and back-up generator 
      9. Feeder breakers 
      10. Safety Interlocking
      11. SCADA
    4. Protective relaying:
      1. Distance protection 
      2. Main feeder protection 
      3. Transformer protection 
      4. MV Feeder protection 
      5. Understanding high speed breaker operation (EMA® breakers) 
    5. Integration of Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)

  3. Construction and commissioning: 
    1. Project scheduling 
    2. Procurement interface & technical bid evaluation process 
    3. Construction aspects and EPC model 
    4. Commissioning and O&M
    5. Local Utility & system operator requirements 


Igor Bozic, P.Eng.

Igor is a registered professional electrical engineer with LEED accreditation. He graduated from the electrical engineering program at Ryerson University in 2001. A member of the consulting industry since 1999, Mr. Bozic has gained extensive experience in commercial, industrial, and utility scale wind and solar projects. He has worked with a number of different clients in industrial, heavy industrial, utility, transportation, commercial, health care, and government sectors. He specializes in the technical aspects of projects, taking on roles as electrical inspector, electrical engineer, electrical lead for utility scale solar and wind projects.

His experience also includes financial analysis, procurement for EPC contracts, regulatory requirements, testing and commissioning, performance guarantee, and feasibility studies. Mr. Bozic is an employee of Wood (formerly knowns as AMEC FW), where he works as electrical department lead.

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Fee & Credits

$595 + taxes

  • 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 8 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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