EMI effects of wind turbines on radio communication

TNO has been commissioned by Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) to investigate the Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) of wind turbine generators on their wireless communications along waterways. Rijkswaterstaat runs numerous base stations which operate in the maritime VHF-band (156 – 162 MHz). For public order and safety, C2000 needs to cover similar areas as maritime radio do, hence the associated frequency band is also incorporated in this study. Interviews and literature research have been conducted to estimate the influence of Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) originating from wind turbines.

Datum rapport
26 april 2023
Hoefsloot, P.C., Kruize, R.
Projectnr.: 060.55218
Commissioned by Rijkswaterstaat (RWS)
TNO 2023 R10295