Evaluation of Dynamical Downscaling Resolution Effect on Wind Energy Forecast Value for a Wind Farm in Central Sweden

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Abstract

For any energy system relying on wind power, accurate forecasts of wind fluctuations are essential for efficient utilisation in the power grid. Statistical wind power prediction tools [1] use numerical weather prediction (NWP) model data along with measurements and can correct magnitude errors operationally. It is, however, entirely up to the NWP input to describe the timing of fluctuations correctly.

Wind power is nonlinearly transformed wind speed, and the two are monotonically dependent up till wind speeds of ∼25m/s, which is the typical wind farm cut-out. Thus, an improvement in the correlation accuracy metric evaluated for wind speed data consistently translates to an improvement for wind power. For two time series describing the temporal development of the same variable,
though by different means, it is assumed that phase errors account for most of the departure from perfect correlation between the two time series.

Results on limited-area NWP model performance, with focus on the 12th to 48th forecast hour horizon relevant for Elspot auction bidding on the Nord Pool Spot market [2], are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event3rd International Lund Regional-Scale Climate Modelling Workshop: 21st Century Challenges in Regional Climate Modelling - Lund, Sweden
Duration: 16 Jun 201419 Jun 2014
Conference number: 3
http://www.baltex-research.eu/RCM2014/

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Conference3rd International Lund Regional-Scale Climate Modelling Workshop
Number3
CountrySweden
CityLund
Period16/06/201419/06/2014
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