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NYISO has wind-power forecasting system installed

The New York Independent System Operator has a new wind-power forecasting system. ...The system was installed this month. Wind power is variable in nature, which means adjustments must be made to the grid to accommodate its changing levels. The system will help the NYISO predict how much power each wind project will feed into the system.

The New York Independent System Operator has a new wind-power forecasting system. The system was installed by AWS Truewind for NYISO, the nonprofit that operates the state's electric grid.

The system was supplied through Colonie, N.Y.-based AWS, a consulting firm that specializes in renewable energy and wind mapping. It relies on meteorological data and historical trends of existing wind projects to plan for future wind projects.

The system was installed this month. Wind power is variable in nature, which means adjustments must be made to the grid to accommodate its changing levels. The system will help the NYISO predict how much power each wind project will feed into the system.

"A primary issue in the industry has been with forecasting the availability and timing of wind-powered generation," said Steve Whitley, NYISO's president and CEO.

There currently are more than 700 megawatts of wind power in New York, with 1,200 megawatts expected by summer 2009. Another 6,5000 megawatts of wind projects are proposed for development by 2011.

The New York Independent System Operator has a new wind-power forecasting system. The system was installed by AWS Truewind for NYISO, the nonprofit that operates the state's electric grid.

The system was supplied through Colonie, N.Y.-based AWS, a consulting firm that specializes in renewable energy and wind mapping. It relies on meteorological data and historical trends of existing wind projects to plan for future wind projects.

The system was installed this month. Wind power is variable in nature, which means adjustments must be made to the grid to accommodate its changing levels. The system will help the NYISO predict how much power each wind project will feed into the system.

"A primary issue in the industry has been with forecasting the availability and timing of wind-powered generation," said Steve Whitley, NYISO's president and CEO.

There currently are more than 700 megawatts of wind power in New York, with 1,200 megawatts expected by summer 2009. Another 6,5000 megawatts of wind projects are proposed for development by 2011.


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SEP 25 2008
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