Accurate energy assessments are the key to realistic expectations for project performance and have significant impact on project finance. With over 60,000 MW of wind and solar projects under our belt, AWS Truepower prides itself on being transparent – using calibrated energy assessment methods that have been validated against operational data. The foundation of our energy assessments includes high-resolution models, smart resource assessment campaign design, and rigorous measure-correlate-predict (MCP) analyses.
Using our high-resolution wind data and other GIS layers, AWS Truepower provides preliminary plant layouts, annual energy production, and capacity factor estimates for initial project assessment and analysis.
Using our state-of-art, wind farm design openWind® Enterprise software, AWS Truepower develops optimized turbine layouts that maximize energy production while minimizing wake losses.
Accurate energy assessments start with a rigorous analysis of the wind resource at a project site. AWS Truepower’s (AWST) comprehensive scope of services include a site visit, review of the meteorological program and data analysis, climate adjustment, extrapolation to hub height, and modeling of the spatial distribution. The final step in an AWST energy assessment employs our proprietary, state-of-the-art micrositing system that has been proven effective in even the most complex terrain. From there, the wind resource uncertainty is projected to ensure the most accurate energy estimate possible.
Once the resource has been fully analyzed, the proposed project’s gross and net energy production potential is estimated using calibrated methods that have been validated against operational data. To optimize the turbine layout and calculate energy capture, AWST uses openWind® software, a proprietary version of its leading-edge wind farm design software.
Thorough and field-proven, our energy production and uncertainty analysis services are trusted by developers and investors alike as true estimates of a project’s potential.