Posted: 23 March 2016
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Improving wind speed forecasts to reduce costs
Improving wind speed forecasts to reduce costs

Wind power is an increasingly important renewable energy source, but to use it effectively we need very accurate weather forecasts.

National Grid are collaborating with researchers at the University of Reading.

We have developed a way to model offshore wind speeds that we can now apply to any of our wind farms.

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Click on the image above to watch the University of Reading meteorology video.

We’re working with researchers at the University of Reading on ways to improve the accuracy of wind speed forecasts at major wind farms.

Pooling our expertise, we have developed a way to model offshore wind speeds that we can now apply to any of our wind farms.

Reducing uncertainty about wind speed and the amount of wind power that will be available means that we can reduce our energy reserves and save customers money.

National Grid and the University of Reading have put together a video that explains this in full. Click below to watch.

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