Atmospheric Pressure: Weather, Wind Forecasting, and Energy Market Operations

Mark Ahlstrom, James Blatchford, Matthew Davis, Jacques Duchesne, David Edelson, Ulrich Focken, Debra Lew, Clyde Loutan, David Maggio, Melinda Marquis, Michael McMullen, Keith Parks, Ken Schuyler, Justin Sharp, David Souder

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The modern electric power system constitutes a fascinating challenge in delivering reliable and inexpensive power using uncertain components in an increasingly complex world. While the components of the power system have always been uncertain and variable to some degree, the addition of wind and solar energy is increasing the need to directly manage these attributes in more sophisticated ways. Indeed, the growth of wind energy has served as a catalyst that is forcing us to develop the next generation of tools and practices for continued efficient and reliable system operations.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number6049617
Pages (from-to)97-107
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Power and Energy Magazine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5500-53681


  • data requirements
  • ramp forecasting
  • weather
  • wind power forecasting


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