Vaisala has announced that it is partnering with Southeastern Wind Coalition (SEWC) members to evaluate the growth of wind energy within the utilities' core operating areas.
Together the group will collaborate on an in-depth wind feasibility study, which will further expand the groundwork for understanding the potential for utility-scale wind development in a region that has thus far remained almost entirely untapped. Vaisala's wind feasibility study, supported by Southern Company, Santee Cooper, and the SEWC, will create a wind resource database of the Southeast, which will be available to coalition members, as well as a wind resource map at high altitudes, which will be publicly available. Vaisala will install a fleet of its Triton Wind Profilers in key locations in the Southeast to collect quality-controlled data at the hub-heights of modern turbines. Following a 12-month measurement campaign, Vaisala 3TIER Services, the company's consulting arm, will complete a high-resolution spatial analysis of the project area both validated and corrected by the Triton field data as well as other measurement data provided by coalition members.