A novel application of an analog ensemble for short-term wind power forecasting

AMS Citation:
Alessandrini, S., L. Delle Monache, S. Sperati, and J. N. Nissen, 2015: A novel application of an analog ensemble for short-term wind power forecasting. Renewable Energy, 76, 768-781, doi:10.1016/j.renene.2014.11.061.
Date:2015-04-01
Resource Type:article
Title:A novel application of an analog ensemble for short-term wind power forecasting
Abstract: The efficient integration of wind in the energy market is limited by its natural variability and predictability. This limitation can be tackled by using the probabilistic predictions that provide accurate deterministic forecasts along with a quantification of their uncertainty. We propose as a novelty the application of an analog ensemble (AnEn) method to generate probabilistic wind power forecasts (WPF). The AnEn prediction of a given variable is constituted by a set of measurements of the past, concurrent to the past forecasts most similar to the current one. The AnEn performance for WPF is compared with three state-of-the-science methods for probabilistic predictions over a wind farm and a 505-day long period: a wind power prediction based on the ensemble wind forecasts from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Ensemble Prediction System (ECMWF-EPS), the Limited-area Ensemble Prediction System (LEPS) developed within the COnsortium for Small-scale MOdelling (COSMO-LEPS) and a quantile regression (QR) technique. The AnEn performs as well as ECMWF-EPS, COSMO-LEPS and QR for common events while it exhibits more skill for rare events. A comparison with the performances obtained with a deterministic forecasting method based on a Neural Network is also carried out showing the benefits of using AnEn.
Peer Review:Refereed
Copyright Information:Copyright 2015 Elsevier.
OpenSky citable URL: ark:/85065/d7sx6fc5
Publisher's Version: 10.1016/j.renene.2014.11.061
Author(s):
  • Stefano Alessandrini - NCAR/UCAR
  • Luca Delle Monache - NCAR/UCAR
  • S. Sperati
  • J. Nissen
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