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WP4

Atmosphere for Energy

WP4

Atmosphere for Energy

This WP will deploy the complete applications required to design, optimize and forecast production of wind farms. 

Microscale atmospheric models are based on CFD solvers adapted to simulate the Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL) in order to approach two fundamental wind energy problems: analysis (mainly focused on wind resource assessment and wind farm design) and forecast (mainly focused on short-term prediction for wind farm dispatch to the electricity network). Both problems are in the scope of this WP that will study key aspects concerning microscale modelling simulations, as stand-alone CFD models or in connection with mesoscale models, by developing dynamical and statistical downscaling strategies. All models, methods and techniques developed for analysis will be tuned to produce short-term online forecasts of the wind farms output.

The objective is to have the CFD models ready to exascale systems in order to overcome the present limitations and increase the accuracy on the evaluation of technical and economic feasibility of wind farms.

EU coordinator: IBR. Brazil coordinator: CER-UFPE