Resource assessment 2013
25 & 26 June 2013
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
EWEA’s series of workshops on technology issues critical to members continued in 2013 with a second resource assessment workshop, as requested by participants at the highly-acclaimed May 2011 edition.
Organised for the industry by the industry, EWEA technology workshops are excellent value for money and are typically half the price of those offered by commercial organisers. As the industry’s European non-profit association, EWEA can hold these workshops thanks to the continued support of its members.
All presentations are now available for free download on the programme and presenters page.
A highlight of the workshop was the Comparative Resource and Energy Yield Assessment Procedures (CREYAP) Exercise Part II. Parties were invited to carry out a wind speed and energy yield prediction for a wind farm project with the aim to compare results of different industry standard models and approaches. Participant’s results were independently compared and contrasted with one another, as well as against real wind farm performance data and the results were presented in the final session of the workshop.
The workshop consisted of five sessions over one-and-a-half days:
1. Application of mesoscale models for resource assessment
2. Wind conditions modelling
3. Real world power curves
4. Current challenges of wake prediction
5. Comparison of Resource and Energy Yield Assessment Procedures Exercise – Part II
These leading companies exhibited at the workshop:
During the EWEA workshop on the Analysis of Operating Wind Farms (Lyon, France – 2-3 July 2012) it became clear that the impact of ‘non-standard’ inflow conditions on wind turbine power curves is a key issue facing the wind industry today. A follow up activity of the workshop was the formation of a working group on the impact of ‘non-standard’ inflow conditions on power curves.