AWS Truepower’s Wind Trends Bulletin Annual Review provides wind plant owners, investors, and operators with a high-level analysis of wind resource performance influenced by climatic fluctuations. This aids in identifying potential issues with wind plant under-performance.
Highlights of the 2014 Annual Bulletin include the following findings: winds were normal to above normal, with some exceptions, in North America, Latin America, Brazil, Southern Africa, the Oceania region, and the western Mediterranean into Spain. Below-normal winds were experienced across much of the rest of Europe. In Asia winds were generally near or below normal, with notable deficits in India and eastern China.
In 2013 AWS Truepower expanded the Wind Trends Bulletins from Europe, India and North America to include South America, Africa and the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania. In addition to new regions AWS Truepower has updated its methodology in creating the anomaly maps, which improves its global accuracy. The ERA-Interim Reanalysis (Dee, D. P., et al, 2011) is now used as the baseline for studying the long-term changes in wind speed.
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