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Vestas InteliLight® launches in the U.S.

Vestas is pleased to announce that InteliLight®, its active aviation light management solution for wind turbines, has demonstrated performance to FAA standards and is ready for use in the U.S. The approval follows authority approval in Canada, Finland, Germany, Norway and Sweden.

Using radars with a minimum range of eight kilometers, InteliLight® is an expanded product solution replacing OCAS that scans a wind park’s surrounding areas. If an approaching airplane is detected, its distance, speed, and heading are tracked and aviation lights are activated only when needed. If activated, the lights are switched off once the aircraft has cleared the necessary designated space.  Combining aircraft detection and aviation light control, the system provides end-to-end aviation safety for wind parks.

As many North American regions increase requirements around aviation light management systems, the ability to install and immediately integrate the system into new and existing turbines and projects is becoming critical. Vestas InteliLight® is now the only Aircraft Detection Lighting System (ADLS) integrated directly into the turbine equipment and designed specifically for wind project application.

Erik Meum, Head of plant radar systems at Vestas, said “InteliLight® was especially designed for wind parks, and integrates into the Vestas’ portfolio of products, systems, and siting tools, minimising both permitting requirements and installation efforts on both new and existing projects. The system’s smart activation means that aviation lights stay off an average 98% of the time, which makes InteliLight® an industry-leading, safe and effective solution”.

With more than 10 years combined operational experience, InteliLight® and its predecessor OCAS are proven in multiple markets and various terrains. Vestas has installed InteliLight® or OCAS on 853 MWs, and is currently deploying InteliLight® systems on around 330 MW of projects in the U.S and Germany.

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For more information, please contact:
Anders Riis
Head of External Communications
Tel:     +45 4181 3922

Chante Condit-Pottol
Communications Specialist, Media & External Relations
Tel:  +1 (503) 708-6668

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Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 83 GW of wind turbines in 75 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 73 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 22,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.   

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