Renewable energy - introduction to meteorology for wind energy professionals

The onshore and offshore wind industry is vulnerable to many different types of weather, the impact of which can prove very costly. Wind energy professionals using weather and climate information for their operational decision making can benefit greatly from an increased understanding of meteorology to help them interpret information correctly.

Meteorology training for renewable energy professionals
Video containing more information on the renewable energy training course.

We run scheduled Introduction to Meteorology for Wind Energy Professionals courses that you can book individual places on. If you would like to organise training for a team we can also deliver courses tailored to your needs, at a time and venue most convenient to you.

Aim: To help professionals in the wind energy industry better understand and interpret meteorological information, so they can optimise operations and site safety.

Course length: 2 days.

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How to book: If you would like more information or to book a space on the course, please email the Met Office College:

Location: Courses are held at various locations throughout the UK.


  • Core module - weather regimes and fronts;
  • Weather hazards;
  • General wind effects;
  • Localised wind effects;
  • Sea state;
  • Met Office forecasts.

For further detail on each module please refer to our Meteorology training for wind energy professionals wind energy training datasheet (PDF, 322 kB) , or contact us.

"Thoroughly enjoyable course. Very informative and came away with everything I wanted."  Clare McVeigh, Offshore Co-ordinator - Dong Energy.

"SSE worked with the Met Office's Training Team to develop a bespoke training course for our Resource Assessment team, to help deepen their knowledge of atmospheric boundary layer meteorology. The course was engaging and hands on - the whole team agreed it represented great value for money and the learning gained made itself felt immediately." Daniel Stevens, Resource Assessment Manager, SSE

Last updated: 27 August 2015

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