- Published: 03 August 2018 03 August 2018
Vaisala has launched a new Vaisala Energy Budget Outlook service to provide independent assessment of the impact of weather on wind portfolio performance. Typically, pre-construction estimates of wind speeds and actual energy production figures are used to forecast a site or portfolio's energy production (energy budget).
This new service provides a range of information on how more recent anomalies in wind speeds will affect an individual project or a wider portfolio. While abnormal wind speeds are regularly cited as a leading cause of underperformance in wind energy operators' financial reports, isolating and accurately quantifying their effects remains difficult. The Vaisala Energy Budget Outlook service is designed to tackle this financial uncertainty, by offering wind energy operators flexibility and increased accuracy, allowing them to re-calibrate their energy budgets on a rolling, monthly basis.