Wind Power Forecasting Pilot Project

The purpose of the pilot project is to trial different methods and vendors of wind power forecasting to determine the best approach to forecasting wind power in Alberta in the future.  Three vendors were chosen with global forecasting experience; AWS Truewind (New York), energy & meteo systems (Germany), and WEPROG (Denmark).   Each vendor will forecast for 12 geographically dispersed wind power facilities for a year (May 07 to May 08) providing a forecast covering the next 48 hours refreshed hourly.  ORTECH Power was chosen to perform the quantitative analysis of the results analyzing methods, timeframes and geographical locations.  Phoenix Engineering was chosen to collect all the necessary meteorological data required to complete a wind power forecast.  The project is funded by the ADOE, AERI and the AESO.  The project has been steered by an industry work group.