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Use of a Weather Forecast Model to Identify Suitable Sites for New Wind Power Plants in Karnataka


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1 Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 560 012, India
2 Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Dr Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411 008, India
 

The wind speed forecast by a weather forecast model (with a resolution of 3 km) has been used to identify regions with high wind speed in Karnataka. The correlation between daily wind speed predicted by the model and the measured wind speed at three stations in Karnataka has been shown to be high. Based on this model, new locations have been suggested for the installation of new wind power plants in Karnataka.

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Karnataka, Potential Site, Renewables, Weather Model, Wind Plant.
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Authors

Anasuya Gangopadhyay
Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 560 012, India
Radhika Kanase
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Dr Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411 008, India
Greeshma Mohan
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Dr Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411 008, India
Madhuparna Halder
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Dr Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411 008, India
Medha Deshpande
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Dr Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411 008, India
Parthasharathi Mukhopadhyay
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Dr Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411 008, India
J. Srinivasan
Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 560 012, India

Abstract


The wind speed forecast by a weather forecast model (with a resolution of 3 km) has been used to identify regions with high wind speed in Karnataka. The correlation between daily wind speed predicted by the model and the measured wind speed at three stations in Karnataka has been shown to be high. Based on this model, new locations have been suggested for the installation of new wind power plants in Karnataka.

Keywords


Karnataka, Potential Site, Renewables, Weather Model, Wind Plant.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18520/cs%2Fv117%2Fi8%2F1347-1353