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    Wind power forecasting

    As a renewable energy source, wind generation will play a bigger role in our future. Currently, it makes up nine per cent of Alberta's generation capacity. We're working with the government, wind generation developers, and stakeholders to bring even more wind-generated power to the grid.

    Wind forecasting

    We present both a near-term (12-hour ahead) and a longer-term (seven-day ahead) aggregate wind power forecast in both graphical (PDF) and numeric (CSV) formats. Forecasts are available as soon as reasonably possible after we receive them from our wind power forecaster.

    12-hour ahead wind power forecast

    We’re committed to working collaboratively with wind power developers, the wind forecasting standing workgroup, and interested stakeholders to continually improve the accuracy and value of our wind power forecast.

    The wind power forecast uses near real-time meteorological data to indicate the amount available to the Alberta grid in the near-term. It displays data on a 12-hour ahead basis in hourly intervals and is updated every 10 minutes. It is based on the currently installed capacity listed on our Current Supply and Demand page.

    We deliver our forecast in both graphical format (PDF) and data only format (CSV).

    Seven-day ahead wind power forecast

    Our wind power forecast uses global weather data to indicate the amount that will be available to the Alberta grid on a seven-day ahead basis, and is updated every six hours. It’s based on current installed wind capacity listed on our Current Supply and Demand page.

    We deliver this forecast in both graphical format (PDF) and data only format (CSV).

    Monthly-wind power forecast vs. actual comparison report

    This report illustrates how the six-day (144 hour) ahead wind power forecast supplied by Weather & Energy Prognoses correlates with actual wind production.