2009 - User Conference - San Francisco
PI-enabled Real Time Off-site Meteorological Observations for Improved Short-term Wind Forecasting
Renewable energy, especially wind energy, has been receiving unprecedented attention and investment in recent years. Even given the current economic climate, renewable energy will still remain an important component to the energy policy of many countries. The key factor to making wind energy a core component of any energy portfolio is making its contribution reliable and predictable. WINData uses a combination of remote technologies and OSIsoft's ECHO and PI System to make high fidelity, real-time meteorological information available to utility companies and grid operators. In this session, you will learn how wind energy can become a reliable energy source using OSIsoft technology. WINData will also illustrate how accurate forecasts can change the ability for wind energy to be integrated into the nation's energy grid. Additionally, WINData will give examples of how PI has helped them capture information about disruptive wind phenomena near operating wind farms.
Gregg Le Blanc
Gregg Le Blanc has 10 years experience in the real-time data software industry and 17 years of IT experience. He has worked with utility, petrochemical, refining, chemical, and pharmaceutical companies to develop software solution architectures that suited their needs. Gregg has a Masters in chemical engineering and has worked closely with the press and analyst communities on research into use of metrics for better business performance. He often helps technology companies communicate new ideas at his private venture, F5Direct.com.
Martin Wilde is PE and CEO of WINData and is a veteran Project Development and Business Development Specialist; he brings a long-term seasoned perspective on wind industry strategic thinking and scientific technical expertise dating back to 1991. His experience is highly respected by major utilities, investors and other wind energy experts. Wilde’s wind project work encompasses over 15 GW of sites ranging from early stage prospecting to late stage project development across the western US. Wilde’s experience is paralleled by few in the identification, prioritization, and acquisition of wind resource assets across the US. With Wilde as project lead, WINData provides expert services in wind site prospecting, installation of standard and advanced meteorological measurement systems, site development, plant design, performance and economic modeling, wind plant design and project development and EPC.