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Windcast IQ

Providing traders with a clear understanding of wind power generation

Wind is one of the fastest growing and most difficult to predict forms of electric power generation. It is also a significant factor in driving congestion and price volatility in many regional markets. Now power traders in key wind regions can receive the most comprehensive and skillful forecasts thanks to WSI and Genscape's market intelligence unit. WSI WindCast IQ helps traders gain a clearer understanding of the expected wind power generation within an ISO.

WSI’s industry leading research and development team uses a cutting-edge, intelligent blend of the most proficient weather models available to produce accurate predictions of the key meteorological parameters (at the all-important turbine hub height) for any wind farm around the world. The meteorological parameters are then integrated into Genscape’s state-of-the-art wind power model, leveraging the company’s unique understanding of the grid and compensating for non-meteorological factors such as congestion, maintenance, cut-outs and negative day-ahead pricing which may prevent wind power from reaching the grid. Additionally, Genscape monitors on key wind farms improve the forecast performance by enabling model calibration on real-time wind generation data. This unbeatable combination of meteorological and analytical expertise provides traders with the necessary tools to make more informed decisions every day.

WindCast IQ delivers:

  • Accurate 7-day hourly ISO-level wind power forecasts enhanced with critical
  • congestion information and expert analysis into the activity of individual wind farms
  • Regional and individual farm forecasts updated 7 times per day, including two updated by in-house wind experts
  • Monthly summaries with information on new wind generation build out and any new units in the region coming onto the grid
  • Regional and sub-regional time-series graphics depicting the wind forecast up to 7 days to identify trends
  • Regional maps displaying high-resolution hub-height wind speed forecasts out to 72hrs
  • Time series showing historical forecast comparisons back to 3 days for each region to identify run-to-run forecast changes
  • Final, analyst-edited forecasts consistently more accurate than ISO’s by 5-10% on average.

“Using top-notch algorithms and an up-to-date wind project database system, WindCast IQ produces accurate 7-day forecasts that give market participants an edge in anticipating wind-related congestion and price volatility.”

 

Pedro Mulero
Senior Meteorologist
Genscape