In contrast to energy generated by fossil fuels or nuclear power, the energy amount originating from renewable sources cannot be fully controlled. Above all, wind power production sometimes results in very large fluctuations, as one cannot influence wind force and occurrence at a definite site. Power utilities are obliged by law to correspond exactly to the energy demands of all customers resident here. That means power utilities require data on the anticipated wind energy level in order to be able to plan production of their own energy mixture correspondingly. Likewise, transmission system operators (TSOs) wish to know the energy level supplied by wind as accurately as possible so they know the capacity utilisation of their power network and hence avoid voltage fluctuations. Last but not least, traders and direct marketers require reliable wind power forecasts so they can make well-informed moves on the energy exchanges. EuroWind has the right product for all these concerns:
Our wind power forecasts according to the SOWIE calculation method accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) are precise, accurate and always up-to-date. The forecast data is updated eight times a day in our standard product. The forecast horizon is up to 180 hours with a time resolution of 15 to 60 minutes. For calculations using the SOWIE method certified according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025:2005, we utilise the numerical weather models HIRLAM, GFS, UKMET and ECMWF. The compiled wind power forecasts can be called up either via our own web portal www.spotrenewables.com or by email, FTP or SFTP server. At present, we offer wind energy forecasts for 27 countries within Europe, but customised solutions such as forecasts for individual wind farms, portfolios or other countries are also possible.
To find out about the quality of our wind power forecasts, you can try out spotrenewables free of charge for a whole month. Do not wait any longer and register for your free trial access today.
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