Our Regional Wind Forecast is designed to give energy traders, schedulers, and asset managers the critical information they need to reduce risk and make day-to-day financial and operational decisions with confidence. Supported by cutting-edge science and robust super-computing capabilities, our hour, day, and week-ahead forecasts enable you to bid into forward markets and proactively manage your assets based on scientifically supported predictions rather than reacting to real time constraints.
See also - [Site-Specific] Wind Energy Forecasting
Forecasts include hourly values for aggregate power in megawatts, generating capacity by percentage, and aggregated capacity-weighted wind speed.
Forecasting tools are delivered via a client-specific, dashboard interface. Downloadable data files are provided in a comma-separated value (CSV) format to allow easy integration with your own internal systems.
Aligned with Vaisala's commitment to using state-of-the-art, proven, and transparent methods, our regional wind forecast system is a combination of publicly available global and regional weather forecasts, high resolution surface data, and highly customized mesoscale numerical weather prediction (NWP) models. The result is an aggregate wind speed forecast converted into real world values of hourly power generation in megawatts using asset-specific manufacturer power curve data. Where aggregate power data is publicly available, Vaisala will incorporate observations to deliver statistically corrected power forecasts.
In order to provide regional wind power forecasting, Vaisala only requires you to select your region of interest and provide sub-region geographic boundary specifications or wind project lists.