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  • 29 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted has revised its offshore wind production forecasts after concluding that the company’s current production forecasts underestimate the negative impact of the blockage effect and the wake effect. The blockage effect arises from the wind slowing down as it approaches the wind turbines. There is an individual blockage effect for every turbine position and a […]

  • 9 August 2013

    Offshore wind farms are built in areas where it has been determined, by monitoring with met masts and floating met buoys, that there is enough of the turbine ‘fuel’ under normal circumstances. It is not just the remote location and water depth that determines that you will not find any offshore wind farms in the […]

  • 12 September 2012

    The Met Office launches the Wind Production Forecast Plus today, a new site-specific weather forecasting service for wind farms and wind energy production, with enhanced output accuracy. It provides energy generators, traders, consultants and grid operators with an accurate weather forecast to feed into their own power models, to help them predict how much energy […]

  • 4 May 2015

    The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has joined up with environmental engineering consultancy JBA Consulting and metocean scientists at the Met Office to develop software for operational planning at EMEC’s wave and tidal test sites in Orkney as well as other marine renewables developments. The system will be based on JBA’s ForeCoast® Marine Mission Planner […]

  • 23 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Innogy Venture Capital and High-Tech Gründerfonds are going to invest in a first round of financing up to EUR 2.25 million in the start-up company enercast GmbH. The young technology company provides electricity generation forecasts from wind and solar which lead to significant cost savings along the energy supply chain.  “enercast addresses a fundamental problem […]

  • 8 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    The demand for subsea cables in the offshore wind industry will grow at a 15% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in the period from 2018 to 2022, accounting for 45% of the overall forecast demand for the period, according to a new report from Westwood Global Energy Group.

  • 11 April 2012

    MeteoGroup, Europe’s largest private weather forecasting company, is a leading player in the provision of wind and power forecasts for the renewables market and has doubled its market share in the past year. MeteoGroup has proven experience in the wind energy market and has supplied wind forecasts to major contractors throughout Europe for a number […]

  • 29 May 2013

    According to a new report from Navigant Research, annual revenue from meteorological towers, or met towers, and remote sensing devices for wind forecasting will surpass $300 million by 2020. Record worldwide growth for wind power in recent years has led to increasing need for variable wind generation to integrate effectively on the larger power grid. […]

  • 24 May 2013

    Following years of record growth throughout world markets, wind is now a mature source of commercial power generation, providing ever-larger percentages of clean energy generation. Wind forecasting practices and technologies are a key element of this rapid deployment of wind plants, and also help provide a solution to the increasing need for variable wind generation […]

  • 6 October 2014

    The weather is becoming increasingly important to many of Vattenfall’s operations. Managing the weather is of course impossible, but an R&D programme will aid the company to manage the impact of weather conditions. In 2011, a programme was initiated with the purpose of developing the capability to run in-house forecasts of weather and wind power […]

  • 1 March 2016

    GE’s electrical engineer Naresh Acharya is working on a system that could one day help utilities predict the amount electricity generated by inherently unpredictable renewable resources like wind and sun, and send as much of it as possible over the grid to consumers. Acharya is using software to predict and balance the electricity generated by renewables and […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Kassel-based enercast GmbH, provider power forecasts for wind farms and solar energy plants, has secured the financing of its rapid expansion. Under the leadership of Innogy Venture Capital, the investors made additional capital commitments in the low single-digit million euro range. The reliable and precise forecasts facilitate the feeding of intermittent electricity production from renewable […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Environment, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The Met Office, the UK’s national weather service, has signed new contracts to provide forecast services during the construction of the 322MW Nordsee One and the 402MW Veja Mate, the two offshore wind farms to be built in the south west of the German Bight area of the North Sea. The Nordsee One OWF will […]

  • 4 May 2015

    ABPmer has extended its SEASTATES service to include the Baltic Sea. As with their SEASTATES service for other regions, the Baltic forecast combines meteorological data with high resolution wave models and is validated against local observations. In the forecast, this means that the models are continuously “trained” so improving the accuracy of the “raw” forecasts. […]

  • 22 December 2011

     In order to manage wind generation in its real-time and day-ahead markets, the system operator for the New England area of the U.S., ISO New England Inc., has awarded GL Garrad Hassan a two-year contract to provide wind power forecasting services to all wind in the ISO’s footprint, including generation within the states of Connecticut, […]

  • 17 June 2016

    Advanced meteorology helps reduce the costs of offshore wind turbines and improves the power production forecast, thus making the operation more profitable, according to research by Maarten Holtslag from TU Delft. Holtslag, who has a master’s degree in meteorology, conducted a PhD research in wind energy at the FLOW research program on Far and Large Offshore Wind energy, which aims […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Met Office and WindSim AS have announced a new partnership with the objective of generating more accurate Wind Resource Assessments and Wind Power forecasts to meet increasing industry demand for improved short term power forecasting and longer term power yield analysis. Accurate short term power forecasts are becoming increasingly important as balancing costs are […]

  • 4 December 2014

    The report European offshore wind 2014 published today by international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer reveals a positive attitude to financing of new and projected European offshore wind projects. Underlying survey data shows that the sector is beginning to benefit from a healthy appetite in the lending market, competitive capital costs and, in consequence, strong […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Alpha Ventus, Germany’s first offshore wind farm, generated 242.176 gigawatt hours of electricity in 2015, surpassing the forecast yield in its fifth year of operation by 3.1 percent. The power generated by the 60 MW Alpha Ventus is equivalent to the annual power consumption of 69,000 average households. The wind farm, jointly owned by EWE, E.ON and […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D has added a new market research report called Energy Sector Composites Market Forecast 2014-2024 to its offering.  This Visiongain’s report discovers trends and segments with the highest revenue potential for composites used in the energy sector. It shows potential revenues to 2024, assessing data, trends, opportunities and prospects. The 162-page report provides 145 tables, charts, and graphs covering […]

  • 29 October 2012

    Met Office experts will be at the RenewableUK 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Glasgow this week, demonstrating how investment in scientific research can be applied to weather and climate services to help the wind energy market onshore and offshore. Alasdair Skea, Renewables Science Manager at the Met Office, will take part in the RenewableUK […]

  • 10 February 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has released a report examining the Levy Control Framework (LCF), saying that the government must do more to demonstrate the value for money of consumer-funded energy schemes.

  • 24 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Subsea cable demand will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7% over the 2017-2021 period, with the offshore wind sector driving the market demand, according to this year’s first issue of Douglas-Westwood’s biannual Subsea Cable Tracker report.

  • 6 December 2013

    The last time winds of 45m/s ripped across North West Europe was on October 28th, the time before that was in the early winter of 2007. Today on the 5th December North West Europe is experiencing these winds for a second time in a few weeks. Again offshore wind turbines will be non productive as […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Grid Connection, R&D

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “HVDC Transmission Market – Forecasts to 2018” report to their offering. The ever increasing demand of energy, with long distance between generation and consumption centers, is poised to change the nature of transmission and distribution. Ironically HDVC seems to be the future energy transmission option. The […]

  • 21 August 2013
    R&D, Technology

    The wind power market currently provides almost 3 percent of global electricity production. As the wind power industry matures, wind forecasting technologies are becoming critical in order to integrate greater amounts of variable wind energy into the grid.  Meteorological towers, or met towers, the predominant solution at present, serve a range of forecasting needs. According […]