As for profits, a well-predicted megawatt hour is worth much more than an ill-predicted megawatt hour on the power markets. The better we can predict the power output of a wind farm, onshore or offshore, the better we at StormGeo can help wind farm owners.
On the cost side, knowing when you can work is highly important. Getting the weather windows right, knowing when you can go out, when you can complete your work, when you can get back to shore is very important. If a weather window is missed – because too much wind or too high waves are predicted – it is a cost to the client because it’s a missed opportunity for doing work.
A missed weather window is highly costly, particularly during construction, where you have specialized vessels operating, but also during operations when a crew have to set out – if they have to come back before they have completed their work, that is very costly.
This article is part 2 of the series Optimizing wind farm operations with accurate weather forecasts
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