GE Renewable Inks Pact for Weather Technology with Whiffle
GE Renewable Energy has entered into an Joint Development Agreement with Netherlands-based weather forecasting technology firm Whiffle for application of Whiffle’s ultra-fine atmospheric Large Eddy Simulationmodeling for GE’s wind energy applications. Whiffle's LES weather modeling uses high performance computing systems for forecasting and wind climate analysis. Through the JDA, GE will leverage Whiffle’s technology to optimize wind turbine siting, ultimately enabling improved AEP for customers.
Whiffle B.V. is operational since 2016, starting as a spin out of the Delft University of Technology. With its roots in science, the company continues to use cutting edge R&D to further develop Large Eddy Simulation models and its unique implementation on high performance computing systems. This results in the world's first LES based operational weather model that produces highly accurate and ultra high-resolution weather forecasts. Application areas of Whiffle's model include wind and solar power projects, dispersion of air pollution, aviation and agriculture.