A new partnership to advance research in renewable energy forecasting has been launched.
Envision Energy has joined forces with the UK’s Met Office, the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and Aarhus University to collaborate on new methods and technologies for the project.
Improving forecasting models can help increase the accuracy of energy resource assessments and improve the ability of the grid to plan for renewable energy inputs.
The initial phase of the research collaboration has focused on improving wind and solar generation forecast accuracy using science data, models, algorithms and supercomputing technologies.
Subsequent research phases will explore enhanced forecasting services for power grids, e-mobility and optimised energy management for buildings, industrial microgrids and smart cities.
Arwel Griffiths, Business Group Director at the Met Office said: “The increasing accuracy of wind and solar forecasts have direct benefits to the energy industry, including more efficient utilisation of national grid infrastructure as a result of the increasing take-up of renewable energy resources on a global basis.”