MCP analysis for anemometry mast – Newbiggin MCP analysis for anemometry mast – Newbiggin

MCP analysis for anemometry mast – Newbiggin

We were commissioned by Pure Renewable Energy Ltd to carry out an MCP analysis (measure correlate predict) on data collected from a meteorological mast installed at the proposed Newbiggin wind farm site. MCP aims to predict long term wind speeds when only a limited amount of on-site wind data is available, normally one or two years. This data is correlated against reference data from another location, normally a met station, airport or military airfield, over the same time period.
 
We used the wind analysis module within WindFarm®, an industry standard wind farm design software package, to carry out the MCP analysis. Three sets of data were required - time series data from the on-site meteorological mast, time series data from a reference site (RAF Leeming) concurrent with the site data, and historical data from this site in the form of a ten year frequency analysis.
 
The MCP analysis showed a good degree of correlation between the target data and the reference data - giving a reasonable degree of confidence in predicting the long term wind regime at the site.