Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2004
Date Ended:June 2009
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Infrastructure investments
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Wind
Agency:Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
Funding:AUD 14 million over 5 years
Description:The Australian Governments 2004 Energy White Paper, Securing Australias Energy Future, committed AUD14 million over five years to assist the development and installation of software and systems to allow accurate wind forecasting and promote wind energy in the national electricity market. Implementation of forecasting systems assists market management and improves strategic planning for wind farms. The Australian Wind Energy Forecasting System (AWEFS) is a centralised system that will provide predictions of wind energy generation compatible with the Australian Energy Market Operators (AEMOs) network management systems. It takes weather forecasts from meteorological bureaus and operational data from wind energy generators, such as site wind speed and direction, and turbine availability and output, to produce forecasts of expected wind energy generation. The system became operational in November 2008, however AEMO is continuing to develop Australian-specific functionality and enhancements which are expected to be in place by 2010.
Related policies:Advanced Electricity Storage Technologies Program

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