The 2018 revision of the standard IEC 61400-24: lightning protection of wind turbines

Y. Méndez, H. Abild Jensen, T. S. Sørensen, B. Hermoso, J. A. Plumer, J. Groenhagen, A. N. Hansen, J. G. Saounde, B. E. Pedersen, J. Birkl, B. McNiff, K. Bertelsen, C. Rittinghaus, K. Yamamoto, E. Thiel, L. Rodríguez Valentín, L. B. Hansen, S. Ono, M. Kimura, SongyeM. Caie, T. L. Christiansen, M. Hrescak, V. March, M. Woebbeking, T. Matsushita, J. Montanya, W. Barton, W. H. Siew, X. Wang, R. Baker, Y. Yasuda, S. F. Madsen, Q. Zhou, S. Funabashi, X. Zhou, S. Yokoyama, Y. Zhuang

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2018
Event34th International Conference on Lightning Protection - Rzeszow, Rzeszow, Poland
Duration: 2 Sept 20187 Sept 2018


Conference34th International Conference on Lightning Protection


  • lightning
  • wind turbines
  • standard
  • IEC


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