EMD presenting at WindEurope’s technology workshop

May 2018
Availability numbers are not the universal answer.  Learn more about the importance of revenue assessments.  Henrik S. Pedersen from EMD will present at WindEurope’s technology workshop “Analysis of Operating Wind Farms” at the SMK University in Vilnius, Lithuania on 15-16 May on Tuesday, May at 15:00.

We hope to see you there!
Click here to read more about the event

 

 

Meet us at AWEA Windpower

May 2018
The exhibition takes place in Chicago on May 7-11. You can find us at stand no. 4436 together with our North and South American agency EAPC Architects Engineers.
We look forward to talking to you.
Click here to read more about the exhibition

 

First Wind Atlas unveiled in Bahrain

April 2018
EMD has developed Bahrain’s first Wind Atlas in cooperation with the Sustainable Energy Unit and with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to encourage investment by the private sector in wind energy. The map “shows the presence of sufficient wind resource in different areas to operate turbines that generate clean energy and produce electricity from wind energy. The Atlas will help contribute to achieving Bahrain’s national goals to have 5% of its energy use as renewable by 2025, and 10% by 2035”.
The news was mentioned in two news papers in Bahrain:

Click here to read the full article from DT News of Bahrain
Click here to read the full article from Gulf Daily News – the Voice of Bahrain

 

Release of windPRO version 3.2!

April 2018
We are pleased to announce that windPRO 3.2 is now available for download here: https://emd.dk/download/windPRO-3.2.669.msi

General windPRO 3.2 information
Click here for a short summary of new features in windPRO.
A short windPRO 3.2 installation and activation guide is available here
The complete manual is available at http://help.emd.dk/windPRO.

We hope you will enjoy working with your windPRO 3.2

 

Big Data Celebration

April 2018
– The EMD Supercomputer – A true multidisciplinary workhorse for windPRO users!

The High Performance Computer (HPC) cluster, named Cerebrum and deployed at EMD International in 2012, has recently celebrated a big anniversary by passing its job number 3.000.000! The Cerebrum cluster is computing jobs with great diversity – but most are related to advanced modelling within wind energy and windPRO. A majority of the tasks are driven directly by our windPRO-users, including WAsP-CFD simulations, mesoscale calculations for the EMD-WRF family of products, aeroelastic calculations, microscale-modelling and downscaling of large areas as well as optimization tasks.
More than 1.000 CPU cores have been servicing our customers in the past five years – and now – due to strongly increased demand from customers as well as improved data sources and more demanding models, EMD will soon do a major upgrade of our HPC resources. With access to even better models and data, we aim at helping windPRO users to keep the competitive edge  – with focus on proven data quality, affordability as well and fast and easy access through windPRO.

 

Meet us at Winterwind next week

February, 2018
We would like to invite you to visit us at our stand at Winterwind in Åre, Sweden February 5-7 at stand no. 7

windPRO 3.2 will soon be available for beta testing. windPRO 3.2 offers new MCP, improved cleaning of measurement data, sector management, new map offers and much more. Stop by and learn more and to enroll in the beta program.

Don’t miss our two presentations:

  • “From icing loss to production loss – a comprehensive comparison of today’s tools” by Daniel Lindholm taking place Tuesday February 6th at 13:00
  • “Site-assessment and icing impact – using ERA5 assimilation data” by Morten L. Thøgersen taking place the same day at 15:00.

We look forward to seeing you in Åre.

Click here to read more about Winterwind: http://winterwind.se/

 

Get ready for windPRO 3.2!

January, 2018
windPRO 3.2 will soon be available for beta testing.
Contact sales@emd.dk to enroll the beta program.
windPRO 3.2 offers new MCP, improved cleaning of measurement data, sector management and much more. Stay tuned for more news.

 

ERA5 reanalysis data – now ready for action with the wind energy industry

January, 2018

On January 16th, the EMD mesoscale modelling team presented results from our recent ERA5 validation study. See and read our conclusions here:
Webinar / Q&A / White Paper

 

Online data access

January, 2018
Onlie data access from windPRO 3.0 It has previously been announced that we will close down the access to online data from windPRO 3.0 this spring. We will like to inform you that on March 1st 2018 the access will be permanently closed. Access from windPRO 3.1 will continue as usual. This follows the normal schedule of closing down the access to online data one year after the release of a new version. To keep access to on-line data, you will need to upgrade to version 3.1. Please contact our Sales Department on sales@emd.dk to receive a price overview.

 

A goodbye and a welcome in France

December 2017
As of January 1, 2018, Amado Perez of EMD France goes into retirement. Amado has helped EMD and windPRO to build up a very strong reputation in France and has assisted hundreds of users with their wind energy projects in the past 12 years. We cannot thank him enough for this – great job!

His successors at EMD France are Laurent Chamerois and Vincent Borget of consultancy Eol-C. Laurent and Vincent have in sum almost 30 years of experience in the wind energy sector, working for well-known internationally operating companies. We’re glad to have you on the team!
Read more about EMD’s new representatives in France here.

 

Did you miss our stand presentations at WindEurope?

December 2017
Thank you for visiting our stand in Amsterdam, we always appreciate talking to new as well as existing customers.
In case you missed our stand presentations ‘Optimising Lidar Campaigns’ and ‘Uncertainty of Vertical Wind Speed Extrapolation’, please click on the links below:
Optimising Lidar Campaigns
Uncertainty of Vertical Wind Speed Extrapolation

 

Don’t miss our two posters at WindEurope

November 2017
They can be found in the Poster area, Hall 2 – topics are:  “Effective Turbulence approximation. What is the accuracy and alternative?” and “Vertical Wind Speed Extrapolation – a terrain-dependent approach”

 

Meet Us in Amsterdam next Week

November 2017
EMD will be participating at the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam on November 28-30 at stand no. 1F38.

windPRO 3.2 Preview and Sign Up for Beta Testing
The development of the new windPRO 3.2 version has almost been completed, and the software will soon be entering the beta testing phase. Stop by our stand to get a sneak preview of the many new improvements in this coming version, e.g. sector curtailment in PARK, new features in the METEO module, a completely new MCP module together with enhancements in the different other modules as well as new online data services. You can also sign up to become a V3.2 beta tester at our stand.

Stand Presentations – Want to gain insight?
On Wednesday, November 29th, we will give the following presentations at our stand:

Wednesday, November 29th from 12:00 to 12:20 Uncertainty Vertical Wind Speed Extrapolation – a Terrain Dependent Approach

The increased focus on LCoE has made uncertainties a hot topic. The financial institutions as well as industry demand a sound analysis of uncertainties, of which vertical wind speed extrapolation is one of the big contributors. Earlier approaches have a coarse character which do not reflect dependency on the actual site conditions.

We would like to share with you a terrain dependent analysis, which clearly indicates the necessity that current industry practices have scope for improvement.

Wednesday, November 29th from 12:45 to 13:00 Optimising Lidar Campaigns – What to Keep in Mind Using a Roaming Lidar

Lidars have matured and find wide application in wind resource assessment. One concept commonly used is a roaming lidar, a lidar which is moving around the site while a fixed measurement mast forms the reference point. This way, the spatial extrapolation error can be reduced. But attention is necessary as at the same time an extra uncertainty in the time domain can be introduced. So, pest is cured with cholera? We show you, how you can ensure success of your measurement campaign without risking additional uncertainties.

Feel free to visit our stand to listen to the presentations or stop by to have more information about our software and consultancy services.

We look forward to seeing you next week.

 

ERA5 data now available in windPRO 3.1

August 2017
We know that many of our windPRO users have eagerly been awaiting the release of the ERA5 reanalysis data. The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and ECMWF are releasing the ERA5 data in an incremental schedule – and now the first large batch of ERA5 data is available in windPRO 3.1. This batch covers seven years from the period 2010 until 2016. 2017 data will be available later this year.
Click here to read more.

 

Visualization of ‘Novi Buen’ (‘The Novi Arch’)

August 2017
This spectacular construction is currently undergoing approval procedures (August 2017), and EMD is contributing with noise and ice throw calculations as well as visualizations made in windPRO Photomontage. In the next windPRO 3.2 version, it will be possible to visualize any 3D object on photos with the same ease and accuracy as possible in decades for wind turbines. This will be very useful in many scenarios and the new features can also be used as a base for further processing in other tools.

For more information about windPRO Photomontage visit:
https://www.emd.dk/windpro/windpro-mo…

For more information about “Novi Buen” visit:
http://novi.dk/

 

CFSR/CFSv2 added as a new boundary dataset in EMD-WRF on-demand service

May 24, 2017
Users of EMD-WRF on-demand service can now perform mesoscale calculations using CFSR as the global boundary data. The main advantage is that CFSR/CFSv2 is available much faster than ERA-Interim and MERRA-2, typically with 1-7 days delay. Read more about EMD-WRF on-demand here and here.

 

windPRO 3.1 Service Pack 2 Released

March 23, 2017
Read more and download here.

 

Wind Energy In Indonesia – Data now available in windPRO!

December 2, 2016
EMD has developed a high-resolution mesoscale wind resource map of Indonesia as part of the Danish and Indonesian  cooperation programme on renewable energy and energy efficiency. The map demonstrates that although Indonesia is a low-wind regime, the new generation of wind turbines designed for low wind conditions will make it attractive to develop wind energy in parts of Indonesia. Time series data from the map is public available directly in windPRO as well as from a special Indonesian page on our windPROSPECTING.com portal [click here].

Read more about the data set in this newsletter from the Danish Energy Agency [click here] or access our data description [here].

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windPRO 3.1 Service Pack 1 Released

November 11, 2016
Read more and download here.

 

The Time has Come for Time-Varying Energy Calculations

November 11, 2016
For several decades wind farm energy calculations have been based on some sort of annually-averaged wind distribution. Typically the measured wind distribution will be fitted to a Weibull curve to reduce the computational requirements of handling large amounts of data. This means that the wind distribution represents an average year which will most likely not represent a particular year that one may be interested in. It also means that time-varying changes during the year and within each day in parameters such as air density, turbulence, shear and veer are not taken into account.

The introduction of time-varying energy calculations in the windPRO software is a huge step forward for more precise and detailed energy calculations during the project design phase as well as for post-construction performance follow-ups.

In an article in the November issue of the North American Windpower Magazine, authors Per Nielsen, EMD international A/S and Jay Haley, EAPC Wind Energy, are providing details about the benefits this new time-varying energy calculation concept offers to developers, investors and operators in terms of more efficient and reliable modeling, reduced uncertainty and detailed hourly predictions of the power production for new wind farm projects, but also for much more advanced and detailed performance check analyses for wind farms in operation.

If you would like to read this article, it can be viewed at this link.

 

windPRO 3.1 Released

August 19th, 2016
We are proud to announce that windPRO 3.1. has been released.
Click here to read more details about the new features.
Click here to download windPRO 3.1.

Two New Mesoscale Data Sets released

February 17, 2016
We are happy to announce the release of two new Mesoscale Data Sets:

The data sets cover more than 20 years. Data is updated monthly with app. 3 months delay defined by ERA Interims availability. Data access is directly via windPRO’s user-friendly, on-line data interface – approximately 400,000 time series are available for instant download, thus no delivery time. You can read more about the Mesosclae Data Sets in the above links.

 

EMD WAsP CFD Subscriptions in windPRO

August 12th, 2015
Flexible, fast and cost-effective access to run CFD calculations directly in windPRO The EMD WAsP CFD subscription is a unique service for companies wishing to have continuous and flexible access to run high- resolution CFD calculations without any investments in own software, computer resources or in-house expertise. The service is available at very attractive prices directly from windPRO. Calculations are executed on the EMD High Performance Computer (HPC) Cluster using the WAsP CFD model developed by DTU. The EMD WAsP CFD subscriptions are offered as annual subscriptions at fixed prices with a specified number of WAsP CFD calculation credits included in each quarter together with an additional number of WAsP CFD calculation units, which can be freely used at any given time throughout the whole subscription period. Further details and prices for the EMD WAsP CFD Subscriptions are available at this link: /windpro/wasp-products/wasp-cfd/subscription/