CERC — Environmental Software and Services

Wind energy forecasting

CERC provides short-term forecasting services for wind turbine output. For example, live power predictions for an operational turbine are shown in the bar graph at the bottom of the CERC home page.

These forecasts are made using CERCís FLOWSTAR-Energy model to simulate air flow and turbulence accounting for the effects of local terrain near the turbine site, predicting local variations which have a significant impact on power output. Similar forecast services could be provided for both on-shore and off-shore sites anywhere in the world. FLOWSTAR-Energy can be used for individual turbines or for wind farms, simulating turbine wakes, their interaction and their effect on the flow field and wind energy resource.


Flow field map over complex terrain

Flow field map over complex terrain

Time series of hourly predicted wind speed and power

Time series of hourly predicted wind speed and power


More information can be found at these links:

Please contact us if you would like to discuss our forecasting services.



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