Research and Development Project for Handling Electrical Power System Output Fluctuations (Advancement of Wind Power Forecasting and Control)
Wind power generation is estimated to cost a similar amount to liquefied natural gas (LNG) and oil-fired power generation, and is cheaper to produce than other renewable energy. However, the weather causes output to fluctuate, so a large amount of connection to the power system may negatively impact power supply stability. In order to minimize this impact, we must deepen our understanding of the connection between weather conditions and fluctuations in wind power output from a meteorological point of view.
For the topic of this research, we focus on rapid fluctuations (ramp) in wind power generation that affect the operation of electricity supply and demand, targeting the meteorological wind ramp phenomenon based on temporary values for magnitude (fluctuation width and time) and using a numerical weather model to investigate the cause of wind surges that lead to the ramp phenomenon from a meteorological point of view. Clarifying the causes of sudden wind fluctuation that cause this ramp phenomenon from a meteorological perspective improves the accuracy of prediction of the ramp phenomenon using the numerical weather model as well as reproduction.
Reference: Research and development project for handling electrical power system output fluctuations website:
Professor, Center for Computational Sciences
Project Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Professor, Nihon University