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In recent years, there is growing interest in developing wind energy resources. Wind energy is intermittent and hence poses considerable difficulties to utilities and system operators in scheduling the wind power generation. To alleviate these difficulties, AMI Environmental has developed a forecasting system that accurately predicts next-day wind speed and power. The AMI  state of the art forecasting system is:

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based on the most advanced numerical weather prediction models and wind modeling technologies (mesoscale models MM5 and WRF, high-resolution wind model DWM),

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suitable for sites with complex flow such as mountainous, offshore and coastal regions where data may be sparse,

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fully deployable anywhere with only a minimal amount of site-specific data to provide daily forecasts.  With built-in interface with large-scale weather predictions (regional ETA, global such as GFS/AVN and ECMWF),  the AMI system can generate daily forecasts for any location in the world. If available, onsite real-time meteorological and wind generation data can be used by an adaptive statistical module to improve forecast accuracy,

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user-friendly with Internet-based data access. Daily forecasts (normally twice daily at 00 and 12 UTC) are delivered to the user by e-mail and/or uploaded to the user's server. For each wind plant, AMI also maintains a secured, password-protected website for Internet access; and,

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cost effective since it is based on the use of fast and inexpensive Linux PC with multiprocessors. 

 

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