A validation study of Vaisala’s wind energy assessment methods

By Paul Dvorak Mark Stoelinga, Senior ScientistMatthew Hendrickson, Manager of Energy Assessment
This article presents the executive summary of the study.
Vaisala has conducted a significant validation study of its due diligence wind energy assessment methodology. The study was based on 127 years of energy from commercial wind farm operations at 30 different wind farms in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Pre-construction assessments were performed with Vaisala’s current methodology in a blind retrospective forecast framework. The mean bias error for all wind farm years (where “error” is defined as actual energy produced minus the pre-construction long-term estimate, expressed as a percent) was +0.1%, with

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