Onsemble completes wind data network in Texas

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Niwot, Colo., November 11, 2010 — Onsemble, has completed a hub-height wind data network throughout the Electric Reliability Council of Texas region.

With the new Texas locations, Onsemble will offer real-time, hub-height wind data near 95 percent of the state’s wind farms. The completion and launch of the Onsemble Network in ERCOT makes it the first independent source of hub-height wind observations in the region.

The new network equates to more than 100 hub-height observation points from towers strategically located in close proximity to the wind farms in Texas.

Onsemble sensors measure wind speed, direction and temperature, and provide high-resolution data reports in 10-minute intervals to strengthen wind energy forecasts critical to grid operators, utilities, power traders and wind farm operators.

Internal studies show that Onsemble’s real-time data could potentially provide double-digit reductions in forecast error from short-term out to 24-hour lead times. These improvements to forecasting accuracy are achieved via better data — captured at hub-height and other levels throughout the rotor plane.

In addition to ERCOT, Onsemble is currently operating its real-time data network in the Bonneville Power Administration, the Public Service Co. of Colorado. and the Southwest Power Pool utility markets, with a nationwide build-out planned through 2012.

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