Noise and Vibration Consultant and Principal, Aercoustics Engineering Limited
Payam Ashtiani, BASc, PEng, is a noise and vibration consultant and principal with Aercoustics Engineering Limited. His expertise is in the field of acoustics with a specific focus on noise from wind turbines. His experience includes wind farm noise modeling, prediction, measurement methodology, and data processing with various wind farms including Wolfe Island EcoPower Centre and McLean’s Mountain Wind farm in Ontario. In addition to completing numerous noise assessments for wind projects, and extensive wind turbine noise measurement campaigns, he has authored multiple research papers on the topic and presented at international technical conferences. He has also provided expert advice in the development of the Ontario Ministry of Environment’s compliance protocol for measuring wind turbine noise and has appeared as an expert witness in landmark cases such as the Kent Breeze Environmental Review Tribunal and the Bull Creek Wind Power AUC Hearing in Alberta. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto. He can be reached at [email protected].