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Wind Turbine Noise Amplitude Modulation Penalty Considerations

Bowdler et al

Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2018, Cardiff

There was much discussion among interested parties following the publication of a report for the UK Government which recommended a 'penalty scheme' for regulating AM but little information on how to use it. This paper, presented by Malcolm and others, discusses different factors which require additional consideration when considering a potential penalty to be used in combination with the IoA AM noise working group method for quantifying AM.

Posted 2018 Download

Site Experience with Wind Turbine Noise AM Analysis

Cand et al

Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2018, Cardiff

The IoA AM Noise Working Group method for quantifying amplitude modulation (AM) in wind turbine noise has allowed analysis of AM from wind turbines to be carried out at various sites over long periods of operations. Most of these sites are existing wind farms without AM planning controls and, therefore, although an agreed assessment method is available, the data can be presented in different ways. This paper presents analysis of data from different sites by Malcolm, Tom and others and the observations which resulted from this analysis.

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A Planning Condition for Wind Turbines

McKenzie et al

UK Institute of Acoustics Bulletin Nov/Dec 2017

The UK Institute of Acoustics November/December 2017 Monthly Bulletin contains this article, contributed to by Andy McKenzie et al, presenting proposed wording for a planning condition on noise for wind farms, or individual wind turbines, which takes account of amplitude modulation within the noise charecter.

Posted 2017 Download

ProPG: Planning and Noise

UK Institute of Acoustics

The Professional Practice Guidance on Planning & Noise (ProPG) represents the consolidated view of the UK Institute of Acoustics (IoA), the UK Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health on effects of noise on new residential development. It is essential reading for planners, developers and, of course, acoustics practitioners and aims to protect home dwellers from noise by putting good acoustic design at the heart of all new residential development.

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