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Gamesa launches online wind forecaster

Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has launched an online wind forecasting tool for wind farms, the Mega system.

The Mega wind forecasting system allows subscribers to access 7-day forecasts for hourly wind conditions and wind farm output.

The Mega service is accessible through a users-only website in Basic and Premium versions, Gamesa says.

The Basic option offers wind forecasts based on customised statistical meteorological modelling for each wind farm. The service includes maps with 7-day forecasts of wind and electricity output patterns, forecast trends and comparative analysis against hard data. The information is updated five times a day.

The Premium version builds on the Basic version with continual (hourly) updates via a real-time connection to wind farm data. By using short-term forecasting models, this system provides greater precision and enhanced assessment of likely conditions and output at wind farms, minimising the risk of deviations between expected and actual generation.

Gamesa says it plans to add new features to the Mega service in the medium term, including precipitation, temperature and relative humidity forecasts.

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