Energy Department-Funded Wind Profilers Feed National Weather Forecasts

May 8, 2018

As the contribution of wind energy to overall U.S. electricity generation grows, so does the importance of accurate forecasts for wind power production. These forecasts help maintain stability in the electrical grid and keep power costs low. Through a collaboration between the Energy Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, three new wind measurement systems on the Pacific Coast are helping improve wind forecast accuracy. Read more.