Wind atlases: a global perspective on wind resource assessment

Resource assessment

When: Thursday, 27 September 2018, 10:45 - 12:00
Where: Room: Bilbao

Session description

We have now come a long way since the introduction of the concept of a wind atlas in 1980 by Risø (now DTU). Using sophisticated theoretical models, coupled with high performance computers with virtually unlimited storage capacity and supported with prodigious quantities of observational data, we are now able to “predict” with varying degrees of accuracy the wind climate at any location on the planet’s surface. The challenge we now face is to refine our predictions to reduce their uncertainty and understand the limitations of the models.

Learning objectives

Session chair

Mike Anderson

former RES CTO, retired 2017), RES Group

Gregory Oxley

Head of Research, Global Digital Wind Domain, Envision Energy


Mike Anderson

former RES CTO, retired 2017), RES Group


Extreme Winds in the New European Wind Atlas

David Bastine

Research Associate, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES)

The Global Wind Atlas: Higher resolution, validation and characteristics

Jake Badger

Head of Section, DTU Wind Energy

Different experiences on using model data in new wind energy markets

Gil Lizcano

R&D Director, Vortex

The Wind Resource assessment challenges: mapping in developing countries in the past, present and future

Søren Krohn

Senior Wind Energy Consultant, World Bank Group

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