Weather forecasting for power prediction

Improve power forecasting with tailored, site-specific wind and weather forecasts with Wind Production Forecast and Wind Production Forecast Plus.

Accurate power output forecasting for your wind farm assets is vital. Wind Production Forecast can help you balance the supply of wind energy with other sources, avoid penalities for incorrect estimation, as well as reduce the risk of having to buy energy from elsewhere.

Site specific forecasts

Wind Production Forecast is a site-specific weather forecast which uses the Unified Model in combination with surface data, site terrain and unique high-resolution downscaling.

Forecasts can be sent up to four times a day, to a granularity of half-hourly intervals, out to six days ahead. You can feed this into your own modelling systems to help you to accurately forecast future energy outputs from your wind farm assets.

Wind Production Forecast Plus utilises site observations to further improve the accuracy of results and also provides you with an hourly nowcast.

Tailored to your needs

To suit your specific requirements, you define the hub height, timeframes and select from a variety of different weather parameters.

For more information, call us on +44 (0)1392 885680 or email renewables@metoffice.gov.uk 

Last updated: 27 August 2014

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