NIWOT, Colo., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onsemble – a leading independent provider of real-time, hub-height wind data for energy traders, forecasters, system operators, utilities and wind farm investors – is an invited presenter at the Utility Wind Integration Group's "Workshop on Variable Generation Forecasting Applications to Utility Planning and Operations."
The workshop, Feb. 23-24, Albany, N.Y., is co-sponsored by the Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG) and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Onsemble Co-Founder and Vice President Anish Parikh is one of six invited participants on the panel, "Value of Met Data from Wind Plants and Off-Site Locations."
Onsemble completed a hub-height wind data network in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Onsemble's Texas network offers real-time, hub-height wind data near 95 percent of the region's wind farms. Onsemble's ERCOT network is the region's first independent source of hub-height wind observations. Hub height is the data-rich area about 80- to 120-meters above ground – the location of Onsemble's sensors, and where wind meets a wind turbine, generating power for the U.S. electrical grid.
Onsemble also operates its real-time data network in the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCCo.) and the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) utility markets.
Utility Wind Integration Group
UWIG, established in 1989, provides a forum for the critical analysis of wind technology for utility applications and serves as a source of credible information on the status of wind technology and deployment. The group's mission is to accelerate the development and application of good engineering and operational practices supporting the appropriate integration of wind power into the electric system. UWIG has over 150 members spanning the United States, Canada, and worldwide, including investor-owned, public power, and rural electric cooperative utilities; transmission system operations; and associate member corporate, government, and academic organizations. www.uwig.org
Onsemble is a leading provider of real-time, hub-height wind-data products. Onsemble operates a national portfolio of hub-height meteorological sensors. The firm delivers real-time and archived wind-data products for energy traders, forecasters, system operators, utilities and wind farm operators. Based in Niwot, Colo., and Founded by President Jon Kilberg and Co-Founder Vice President Anish Parikh, Onsemble is incubated and funded by Torch Energy Advisors Incorporated. www.onsemble.ws.