WIND TURBINE TEST BEDS

The SCE&G Energy Innovation Center houses the world’s most-advanced wind-turbine drivetrain testing facility capable of full-scale highly accelerated mechanical and electrical testing of advanced drivetrain systems for wind turbines.

15 MW TEST RIG

The larger of the two test stands is a flexible unit that accommodates complete geared and direct-drive wind-turbine nacelles up to 15 MW, in addition to large turbine gearboxes and generators. The drive unit consists of two 8,700-kW, asynchronous, water-cooled motors and an adaptation gearbox.

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7.5 MW TEST RIG

The “smaller” test stand is a flexible unit designed to handle gearboxes and nacelles for wind turbines up to 7.5 MW. The drive unit consists of one 8,700-kW, asynchronous, water-cooled motor.

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WIND TURBINE DRIVETRAIN STAFF

Amin Bibo

Research Scientist

Eric Boessneck

Research Engineer

Konstantin Bulgakov, M.S.

Test and Development Engineer

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Scott Long

Equipment Specialist

Andrei Mander, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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