Methods in wind power prediction & forecasting

Aoife Foley, Paul Leahy, E.J. McKeogh

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Globally on-shore wind power has seen considerable growth in all grid systems. In the coming decade off-shore wind power is also expected to expand rapidly. Wind power is variable and intermittent over various time scales because it is weather dependent. Therefore wind power integration into traditional grids needs additional power system and electricity market planning and management for system balancing. This extra system balancing means that there is additional system costs associated with wind power assimilation. Wind power forecasting and prediction methods are used by system operators to plan unit commitment, scheduling and dispatch and by electricity traders and wind farm owners to maximize profit. Accurate wind power forecasting and prediction has numerous challenges. This paper presents a study of the existing and possible future methods used in wind power forecasting and prediction for both on-shore and off-shore wind farms.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - May 2010
Event9th IEEE International Conference on Environment & Electrical Engineering - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 01 May 201001 May 2010


Conference9th IEEE International Conference on Environment & Electrical Engineering
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic

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ISSN: 978-1-4244-5370-2


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