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

TC 88

Wind energy generation systems

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MT 2 Convenor & Members


Mr David Sharman
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Mr Tonny BrinkDK
Mr Raymond ByrneIE
Mr José Ignacio Cruz CruzES
Mr Jun HashimotoJP
Mr Tae Ki KimKR
Mr Tetsuya KogakiJP
Mr Masaya KuboJP
Mr Alistair MacKinnonGB
Mrs Elena MenéndezES
Mr John MooreGB
Mr Veniamin NyrkovskyRU
Mr Shingo OnoJP
Mr Fabio PollicinoDE
Mr Choong-Yul SonKR
Mr Hideki TokuyamaJP
Mr Jeroen Van DamUS
Mr Yiming WANGCN
Mr Mike WastlingGB
Mr Mike WöbbekingDE

Title & Task

MT 2

Safety of small wind turbines


This part of IEC 61400 deals with safety philosophy, quality assurance, and engineering integrity and specifies requirements for the safety of small wind turbines (SWTs) including design, installation, maintenance and operation under specified external conditions. Its purpose is to provide the appropriate level of protection against damage from hazards from these systems during their planned lifetime.

This standard is concerned with all subsystems of SWTs such as protection mechanisms, internal electrical systems, mechanical systems, support structures, foundations and the electrical interconnection with the load. A small wind turbine system includes the wind turbine itself including support structures, the turbine controller, the charge controller / inverter (if required), wiring and disconnects, the installation and operation manual(s) and other documentation.

This standard applies to wind turbines with a rotor swept area smaller than or equal to 200 m2, generating electricity at a voltage below 1 000 V a.c. or 1 500 V d.c. for both on-grid and off-grid applications. This standard should be used together with the appropriate IEC and ISO standards.