Renewable Energy Resource Variablity

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Thursday, 6 February 2014: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room C114 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Fifth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Chair:  Andrew Clifton, National Wind Technology Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
  1:30 PM
A Solar and Wind Integrated Forecast Tool (SWIFT) Designed for the Management of Renewable Energy Variability on Island Grid Systems
John Zack, AWS Truepower LLC, Troy, NY; and S. Young, E. J. Natenberg, T. Melino, and K. T. Waight
  1:45 PM
  2:00 PM
Relating Solar Resource Variability to Satellite-retrieved Cloud Properties
Laura M. Hinkelman, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and A. K. Heidinger, C. C. Molling, M. Sengupta, and A. Habte
  2:15 PM
A Ramp Tool and Metric to Measure the Skill of Numerical Weather Prediction Models at Forecasting Wind Ramp Events
Laura Bianco, NOAA/ESRL/PSD and CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and J. M. Wilczak, I. V. Djalalova, S. Calvert, J. W. Cline, C. A. Finley, and J. M. Freedman
  2:30 PM
High Wind Shear and Ramp Events within the Rotor Layer across the Iowa Tall Tower Network
Renee A. Walton, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and E. S. Takle and W. A. Gallus Jr.
  2:45 PM
Ensemble Sensitivity Analysis of Wind Ramps
Nicholas H. Smith, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and B. C. Ancell