GE wind gets Dutch weather forecast

Whiffle to use ultra-fine atmospheric large eddy simulation modelling to optimise turbine siting [Image: GE]

GE Renewable Energy is working with Dutch weather forecasting technology company Whiffle to apply the latter’s ultra-fine atmospheric large eddy simulation (LES) modelling for the former’s wind energy applications.

The joint development agreement will see Whiffle’s LES weather modelling used to optimise wind turbine siting, ultimately enabling improved annual energy production for customers.

GE Renewable Energy leader for advanced technology and sciences for onshore wind Joseph Citeno said: “We are pleased to work with Whiffle and benefit from their atmospheric modeling technology and simulations.
“We are confident this collaboration will enable improved siting for our turbines, bringing greater value to our customers around the world.”

Whiffle chief executive Harm Jonker said: “We are very excited to welcome GE Renewable Energy as our client.

“Working together with GE emphasizes the power and importance of our disruptive LES modelling and allows GE’s clients to benefit from the latest technology in weather simulation and forecasting.

“To see GE Renewable Energy being an early adopter of our technology speaks to the vision and innovative potential of GE, and we’re delighted to work together.”

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