R&D supports time bound and mission oriented Research & Development programmes to achieve world class, reliable and cost effective technology in wind power systems. The efforts continue to improve its knowledge and skills through continuous learning to keep pace with state-of-the-art technology and excels through its effective networking with other Academic & Research Institutions.
There are many number of sensors are placed in various locations and at different heights to measure wind and solar parameters and also many numbers sensors are fixed to assess the performance of wind turbines and solar plants . These sensors generating huge amount of data sets. The ubiquitous availability of data has created a paradigm shift from information-poor to information-rich management and impacts virtually every area of modern life. Resource Data Analytics & Forecasting (RDA) supports the industry to analyse the big data obtained from wind and solar resource measurements and wind farm and solar plants to improve wind farm and solar performance.Ongoing / Upcoming Activities:
Penetration of wind generation (infirm power) is increasing day by day on interconnected power systems; hence, system operators are facing increased levels of variability and uncertain power in the grid. The integration of increasing amounts of wind into generation mix requires new tools and practices to ensure the continued reliable operation of the grid. In order to utilize the maximum of wind energy resources and to increase the penetration and evacuation of wind power generation, an accurate wind power forecasting technique is needed. Hence, NIWE has created a state of art in house developed wind power forecasting model to predict the wind power with the help of high-resolution Numerical weather prediction (NWP) model data from National Centre for Medium Range Weather Research Forecasting (NCMRWF) and ISRO – Space Application Centre (ISRO-SAC).
By using the said model, NIWE established a system to predict the wind power up to 7 days ahead to support all the State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC) in the country to evacuate wind power / manage the grid efficiently. NIWE is also supporting Indian wind industry by providing wind & solar power forecasting services at affordable cost.Highlights
Click here to access NIWE’s VG power-forecasting dashboard.