The Enbridge Underwood Wind Farm in Kincardine is a long-term monitoring program for their wind turbine farm (one of the largest wind project in Ontario at the time). Valcoustics completed the Acoustic Assessment Report for MECP approval and provided expert evidence at the OMB hearing.
Continuous sound measurements, as well as wind speed at different heights, have been on-going, since 2007, prior to the installation of the wind turbines. Correlation analysis to obtain the relationship between wind speed and wind shear and ambient sound levels was also done. Monitoring is continuing, to measure the sound emissions from the wind farm operation. Valcoustics is responsible for system maintenance and calibration, data acquisition and analysis at several sites.