Technology - 05/October/2021

Grid operators target next-generation weather forecasts

New technologies and faster computers are allowing improvements in weather forecasting. Understanding short-term weather patterns are helping grid operators cut costs and carbon emissions while keeping the lights on

Deployment of artificial intelligence and supercomputers will help monitor cloud behaviour to deal with sudden changes to solar generation

UNEARTH PANELS Discovering the exact location of the distributed solar panels can help grid operators manage the grid and better predict dips in generation

JUST A MINUTE Forecasting software is being developed to help predict cloud movements and the effect this may have on the solar panels below minutes before it happens, allowing for greater flexibility

KEY QUOTE The more confidence we have in our forecasts, the less we’ll have to cover for uncertainty by keeping traditional, more controllable fossil fuel plants ticking over ...

 

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