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Comparison exercises

What are comparison exercises?

As a service to its members and the community at large, WindEurope hosts comparison exercises that aim to provide the industry with better modelling methodologies and tools, providing an industry platform to share experience and move towards best practice.

WindEurope acts as a neutral platform and a facilitator by co-ordinating, hosting and promoting the exercises and organising events at which the results are presented. The exercises are organised on a non-commercial basis.

Since 2011, six exercises have been run on comparing resource assessment procedures (CREYAP), mesoscale models benchmarking and sound propagation (SPICE).

WindEurope would like to thank the partner organisations and participating teams for their significant input, without which these exercises would not be possible.

Recap of resource assessment comparison exercises at EWEA 2015

Niels Gylling Mortensen of DTU Wind presenting results of CREYAP Pt II at the Resource Assessment Technology Workshop in Dublin, 2013

DTU’s Niels Gylling Mortensen looked back over all past CREYAP exercises and set out the way forward in “Comparison of Resource and Energy Yield Assessment Procedures 2011-15: what have we learned and what needs to be done?”

 
Bjarke Tobias Olsen gave a presentation on “Simulating wind energy resources with mesoscale models: Intercomparison of state-of-the-art models,” which drew on additional submissions for the mesoscale benchmarking exercise.

 

Past exercises

Sound Propagation International Comparison Exercise (SPICE) Results available in WindEurope Wind Turbine Sound 2016 technology workshop proceedings Partner: DTU Wind Energy
2015 – Mesoscale Models Benchmarking Exercise Results available in EWEA OFFSHORE 2015 and EWEA Resource Assessment 2015 technology workshop proceedings Partners: DONG Energy, DTU Wind Energy
2015 – Offshore CREYAP Part II Results available in EWEA OFFSHORE 2015 and EWEA Resource Assessment 2015 technology workshop proceedings Partners: DONG Energy, DTU Wind Energy
2013 – Offshore CREYAP Part I Results available in EWEA OFFSHORE 2013 proceedings Partners: RES Ltd, DTU Wind Energy, The Crown Estate
2013 – CREYAP Part II Results available in EWEA Resource Assessment 2013 proceedings Partners: RES Ltd, DTU Wind Energy
2011 – CREYAP Part I Results available in EWEA Resource Assessment 2011 proceedings Partners: RES Ltd, DTU Wind Energy
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