In the energy industry, weather matters. It drives demand, affects transmission, and, with renewable energy, provides the fuel for generation. If you have a stake in wind energy, you know the importance of weather risk and the impact it has on your daily work and profitability.
Vaisala has over 75 years of experience measuring, recording, and interpreting weather to support smart, high-risk decision-making at airports, roadways, national meteorological agencies, electric utilities, and wind energy. Minimizing weather risk in wind development and operations, requires that you understand what is happening now with reliable, high-quality observations, and those observations require context.
What is happening with nearby weather? What weather is typical for this time of year? How does this short-term perspective fit within the past 30 years? To answer these questions and successfully navigate weather risk, two of the strongest tools available are measurements and models. Both are essential for understanding wind behavior and, more importantly, for predicting power production.
Through the acquisition of 3TIER and Second Wind, Vaisala is creating a single company that unites world class wind measurement capabilities and the most advanced wind energy modeling expertise with its global footprint and reputation for high quality, reliability, customer focus, and performance.
By bringing together some of the greatest minds in the world from these fields, Vaisala is now able to deliver value and decision support at every step of a project’s lifecycle – from early stage prospecting through asset optimization. This brings a new perspective to the industry and a company with the core capabilities needed to responsibly and economically improve the ROI for alternative energy.
Through collaboration and a merging of knowledge and experience, Vaisala is transforming and improving the capabilities of 3TIER and Second Wind by combining them with its own.
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