International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

TC 88

Wind energy generation systems

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MT 24 Convenor & Members


Mr Troels Stybe Sørensen
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Mr Richard BakerDK
Mr Werner BartonDE
Mr Kim BertelsenDK
Mr Josef BirklDE
Mr Matthew CaieUS
Mr Thomas ChristiansenDK
Mr Ian CottonGB
Mr Flemming DahlDK
Mr Lars Bo HansenDK
Mr Anders Niels HansenDK
Mr Blas Hermoso AlamedaES
Mr Tim HeykenDE
Mr Marko HrescakSI
Mr Henrik Abild JensenDK
Mr Sookrae KimKR
Mr Mamoru KimuraJP
Mr Víctor March NomenES
Mr Takatoshi MatsushitaJP
Mr Brian McNiffUS
Mr Joan MontanyàES
Mr Claas RittinghausDE
Mr Jean SaoundeDK
Mr Yong-Un SongKR
Mr Ryoichi TakemotoJP
Mr Mike WöbbekingDE
Mr Kazuo YamamotoJP
Mr Yoh YasudaJP
Mr Shigeru YokoyamaJP
Mr qibin ZhouCN
Mr xinliang zhouCN
Mr Wolfgang ZischankDE

Title & Task

MT 24

Lightning protection for wind turbines


This International Standard applies to lightning protection of wind turbine generators and wind power systems.
Normative references are made to generic standards for lightning protection, low-voltage systems and high-voltage systems for machinery and installations and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

This standard defines the lightning environment for wind turbines and application of the environment for risk assessment for the wind turbine. It defines requirements for protection of blades, other structural components and electrical and control systems against both direct and indirect effects of lightning. Test methods to validate compliance are recommended.

Guidance on the use of applicable lightning protection, industrial electrical and EMC standards including earthing is provided.
Guidance regarding personal safety is provided.
Guidelines for damage statistics and reporting are provided.