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Title: Validation of Power Output for the WIND Toolkit.
Author: King, J.; Clifton, A.; Hodge, B. M.
Pages/Volumes: 34 pp.
Publication Year: 2014
Document Type: Research Report
NTIS/GPO Number: 1159354
Subject Code Description: Wind Energy
Abstract: Renewable energy integration studies require wind data sets of high quality with realistic representations of the variability, ramping characteristics, and forecast performance for current wind power plants. The Wind Integration National Data Set (WIND) Toolkit is meant to be an update for and expansion of the original data sets created for the weather years from 2004 through 2006 during the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study and the Eastern Wind Integration Study. The WIND Toolkit expands these data sets to include the entire continental United States, increasing the total number of sites represented, and it includes the weather years from 2007 through 2012. In addition, the WIND Toolkit has a finer resolution for both the temporal and geographic dimensions. Three separate data sets will be created: a meteorological data set, a wind power data set, and a forecast data set. This report describes the validation of the wind power data set.
Accession Number: 60828
Library Notes: NPL-1409 REV
Report Numbers: TP-5D00-61714

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