Weather Services International launches wind forecasting system

Andover, Ma, Feb. 13, 2009 — Weather Services International (WSI) launched WSI WindCast, a statistical forecasting system for the energy market, providing wind power and wind speed forecasts for wind farms anywhere in the world.

Developed in response to increased worldwide demand for wind power generation forecasting, WSI WindCast provides hourly forecasts (up to seven per day) that include weather–related parameters such as: wind speed, wind direction, atmospheric pressure and temperature, all at turbine height. It then uses these values in combination with additional techniques to deliver wind power forecasts up to seven days in the future. The system is based on a forecasting model developed by WSI in 2004 to predict wind speed for wind farms across Europe, Asia and North America.

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