Latest Wind power forecasting Stories

Lawrence Livermore Ramps Up Wind Energy Research
2011-12-15 04:30:03

As the percentage of wind energy contributing to the power grid continues to increase, the variable nature of wind can make it difficult to keep the generation and the load balanced. But recent work by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in conjunction with AWS Truepower, may help this balance through a project that alerts control room operators of wind conditions and energy forecasts so they can make well-informed scheduling decisions. This is especially important during extreme...

2010-12-20 14:02:31

Study gathers comprehensive wind info to improve renewable energy Meteorological equipment typically used to monitor storms could help power grid operators know when to expect winds that will send turbine blades spinning, as well as help them avoid the sudden stress that spinning turbines could put on the electrical grid. "We know that the wind will blow, but the real challenge is to know when and how much," said atmospheric scientist Larry Berg. "This project takes an interesting approach...

2010-11-11 07:00:00

NIWOT, Colo., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Onsemble, leading provider of real-time renewable energy data, today announced the completion of the company's hub-height wind data network throughout the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region. With the new Texas locations, Onsemble will offer real-time, hub-height wind data near 95 percent of the state's wind farms. The completion and launch of the Onsemble Network in ERCOT makes it the first independent source of hub-height wind...

2010-02-17 10:42:00

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Weather Central LLC, provider of the world's most-viewed on-air, online, print, mobile and enterprise weather solutions, has partnered with AL-PRO GmbH & Co.KG, a global leader in wind energy consulting and planning, to create GMS Global Microcasting Service a complete set of forecasting solutions designed for the wind energy industry. GMS uses exclusive MicroCoupling(TM) algorithms to combine the global high resolution weather forecasting data...

2009-11-18 12:29:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Global Small Wind Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2013 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164654/Global-Small-Wind-Market-Analysis-and-Forecasts-to-2013.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Description Global Small Wind Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2013 Summary This report gives an in-depth analysis of the global small wind...

2009-02-04 10:05:36

An unexpected lack of wind in the US can cause blackouts. This is one problem that many regions in the United States of America may face on the short and medium term as a consequence of the country's growing dependence on renewable energies, particularly wind power. Even though USA's position at an international context regarding renewable energies is still incipient, the development of wind power in that country is the highest in the world. Due to that fact, the Argonne National Laboratory...

2008-06-18 06:00:29

Research and Markets http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/101f95/wind_power_market has announced the addition of the "Wind Power Market Entry Strategies - Build Or Buy?" report to their offering. Introduction Proliferation of climate policies are instigating long-term wind strategies split between domestically-focused wind generators and firms applying global strategies to tap major growth opportunities. In the current context of soaring turbine prices, supply bottlenecks and...

2007-10-29 15:00:37

The Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG) is pleased to announce the availability of a key electric power industry publication providing an extensive overview of integrating wind into utility power systems. The November/December 2007 issue of the IEEE Power Engineering Society's Power & Energy Magazine provides an update of many of the topics addressed in the November/December 2005 issue of the magazine, regarded by many as a seminal reference on the topic of integrating wind into...

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