WSI Launches System For Wind Industry

Posted by NAW Staff on February 11, 2009 No Comments

Weather Services International (WSI), a global weather solutions provider based in Andover, Mass., has launched WSI WindCast, a statistical forecasting system for the energy market.

Developed in response to increased worldwide demand for wind power generation forecasting, WSI WindCast provides hourly forecasts (up to seven per day) that include weather-related parameters, such as wind speed, wind direction, atmospheric pressure and temperature – all at turbine height. It then uses these values in combination with additional techniques to deliver wind power forecasts up to seven days into the future.

‘Wind power is rapidly becoming an important alternative energy source for the production of electricity,’ says Ira Scharf, general manager of WSI's energy and risk division. ‘Energy traders, as well as wind farm operators, understand that the most critical meteorological aspect of wind power forecasting is the highly accurate prediction of wind speed at turbine height.’

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SOURCE: Weather Services International

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