Validation of Power Output for the WIND Toolkit

Brian Hodge, Jack King, Andrew Clifton

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Renewable energy integration studies require wind data sets of high quality with realistic representations of the variability, ramping characteristics, and forecast performance for current wind power plants. The Wind Integration National Data Set (WIND) Toolkit is meant to be an update for and expansion of the original data sets created for the weather years from 2004 through 2006 during theWestern Wind and Solar Integration Study and the Eastern Wind Integration Study. The WIND Toolkit expands these data sets to include the entire continental United States, increasing the total number of sites represented, and it includes the weather years from 2007 through 2012. In addition, the WIND Toolkit has a finer resolution for both the temporal and geographic dimensions. Three separatedata sets will be created: a meteorological data set, a wind power data set, and a forecast data set. This report describes the validation of the wind power data set.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages34
StatePublished - 2014

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5D00-61714


  • integration
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • NREL
  • renewable energy (RE)
  • wind
  • wind toolkit


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