Noise Control & Reduction in Power Generation
Our noise control solutions are perfect for a variety of settings from power generating plants to supporting research and development for wind turbine design.
Our dedication to science and innovation has made Aercoustics the pacesetter for noise control design. We work with engineers, architects, and developers to measure, analyse and solve noise problems and compliance issues – addressing noise impact studies, noise complaints and planning support. We are experts in mitigation noise from standby generators, data centres, cogeneration facilities, rooftop equipment, and more. We are leaders in noise mitigation, specializing in thorough and trustworthy noise measurement, computer modelling and design for mitigation and abatement for environmental noise. No commercial development wants to be the noisy neighbour nor do they want to incur the costs of noise mitigation unnecessarily. Aercoustics helps find the happy medium, ensuring compliance with local noise regulations, avoiding extra costs, and keeping the peace in the neighbourhood.
Noise from wind power plants is a growing concern and the wind noise measurement process is complex. The regulatory requirements around wind power call for high precision measurements. We’ve measured infrasound, audible sound and vibration, inside and outside homes, for residents and wind companies. The bottom line is that we deliver unbiased data and information – in a somewhat clouded environment – so that our clients get the straight facts.
Our team’s deep involvement in all aspects of wind turbine noise, be it noise modelling of over 1GW of wind energy, over 100,000 hours of post construction noise monitoring at residences, conducting over 200 Sound Power tests in accordance with IEC 61400-11, or the multitude of our published research, enables us to provide the most impactful advice on your project. We have extensive experience working with manufacturers such as GE, Siemens, Vestas, and Enercon. Aercoustics is the expert sound consultant for the Vermont Department of Public Service and Minnesota Department of Commerce. We have developed policy for the provincial governments of Ontario and British Columbia and we are currently advising teams across the United States.
While our accreditation highlights our quality of work and provides comfort in the accuracy of our analysis, our extensive test experience provides us with knowledge on interpreting the data obtained and how it relates to your requirements. In addition to the internal validation processes Aercoustics employs, we have undertaken a significant program for external and independent validation with industry colleagues.
Ontario Ministry of Environment
Aercoustics has been at the forefront of technological advancement and noise remediation for over 45 years. Aercoustics has significant in-house expertise in acoustic modelling and permitting in Ontario and across Canada – for solar farms large and small. We have the required manpower and instrumentation capabilities to perform and complete acoustic surveys, acoustic performance verification and other noise related tasks, as required by reviewing authorities. We have completed many acoustical assessments and audits for solar farms across Canada. This includes Noise Impact Assessments per requirements of the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks for solar facilities and Alberta Utilities Commission Rule 012. We have worked with manufacturers and operators such as SunEdison, Northland Power, BluEarth Renewables, and EDF for 50+ solar farms, including Arnprior Solar Farm (one of the biggest solar farms in Canada).