The 2018 revision of the standard IEC 61400-24 : lightning protection of wind turbines
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Rights accessOpen Access
The first edition of the standard IEC 61400-24, Wind Generator Systems-Part 24 Lightning Protection, was issued in June 2010, and the scope was to reflect the experiences and technical understanding of lightning protection of wind turbines by manufacturers, certification organizations, research institutes and universities. It presented background statistical information on lightning damage to wind turbines, and it provided guidance on lightning protection best practices. Since then, the wind power industry has further developed towards even larger onshore and offshore wind turbines and into a mature industry. This is the background for the current draft of the 2018 revision of the IEC 61400-24, which transforms the 2010 edition into an evolution of the previous issued standard based on improved technical experience and expertise.
CitationMendez, Y., Birkl, J., Madsen, S., Montaña, J. The 2018 revision of the standard IEC 61400-24 : lightning protection of wind turbines. A: International Conference on Lightning Protection. "34th International Conference on Lightning Protection: Rzeszów, Poland, 02-07 September 2018". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018, p. 1-6.