Assessing the wind resource of a project site breaks down into two stages. First, wind measures are taken on the site of the future wind farm (read the “How do we measure the wind on a site?” article); then, these measures are matched with those gathered by several sources of long-term wind data in the region surrounding the site of the project.
These measures are correlated, which enables to consistently assess the long-term wind resource, statistically representative of the entire life cycle of the wind farm.
The long-term wind resource will then be used as a reference for the AEP* study of the given project site.
Benoît Buffard, a wind expert within the Company, presents the method used by FUTUREN to assess the long-term wind resource of a site in an article published in the DEWI Magazin No. 41.
To read Benoît Buffard’s article, please click here.
* Annual Energy Production