Huson, L. Review of the Application of NZS6808 to Wind Farms in Australia

Proceedings of ACOUSTICS 2006, W. Les Huson

NZS6808 : 1998 “Acoustics — the Assessment and Measurement of Sound from Wind Turbine Generators: has been applied in various forms across Australia for wind farm projects. This paper reviews license conditions issued by authorities when granting approval for wind farms in Australia and provides a detailed analysis of data from one such wind farm in Victoria where NZS6808 has been referenced in conditions of approval.

The analysis shows confidence levels associated with the measurement of sound from a wind farm when NZS6808 is applied and concludes that the use of this standard in approval conditions for testing compliance is ill advised. An alternative method to test compliance is proposed.”

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