This month we celebrate the positive results of the Vestas Short-Term Forecasting project and explore how improved forecasting may support co-located battery storage in the future.
In 2019, ARENA partnered with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to explore the potential for wind and solar farms to provide their own, more accurate, forecasts of their output into AEMO’s central dispatch system.
Vestas is the first of 11 Short-Term Forecasting projects to be completed. Trial results were positive for both the forecasting service provider, Vestas, digital solutions provider, Utopus Insights, and the owner-operator of the wind farm, Infigen Energy.
ARENA interviewed the forecasting team and asset owner to learn about the results and where they’re setting their sights next.
ARENA Insights Edition #21