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Reference Number NIA_NGET0039
Title A Combined Approach to Wind Profile Prediction
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 25%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 75%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Applied Mathematics) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 September 2011
End Date 30 September 2015
Duration 49 months
Total Grant Value £100,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Environment / Low Carbon
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
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The objective of this project is to cost effectively reduce the amount of reserve required to cover wind forecast error.

Expected Benefits:
  • A final report describing prediction methodology and level of accuracy improvement achieved
  • Costs benefits evaluation of different degrees of modelling detail and associated reduction in forecast error.
  • Modelling source code
Abstract The project will investigate the modelling of atmospheric behaviour and interaction between wind and turbine at the level of an individual turbine.
Publications Progress Report 2016 (PDF 58 KB)
Final Report (none)
Added to Database 15/03/16