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Improving energy yield and pre-construction predictions for wind farms

New Zealand Wind Energy Association

27 March 2012 - At the New Zealand Wind and Energy Conference and Exhibition 2012, Aurecon’s leading global wind energy experts will discuss potential error and best practice for improved pre-construction predictions as well as technologies that can improve energy yield predictions including WAsP and WindSim.

Aurecon will also outline innovations in health and safety practices and equipment in remote exposed locations and during the installation of masts and other monitoring equipment in wind farm development.

The conference which features over 60 speakers and focuses on the latest insights in the wind energy industry will take place at Claudelands Events Centre, in Hamilton, New Zealand from 2-4 April 2012.

Aurecon is one of the world’s top engineering and specialist consultants on wind farms with global expertise in mesoscale modelling, planning and consent and technical and advisory services from project conception to completion.

Aurecon will also be hosting a booth at the event which is being organised by the New Zealand Wind Energy Organisation.

The Aurecon team will be presenting the following papers:

Energy yield; potential error and best practice for improving pre-construction predictions
Presented by: Blair Walter and Peter Armstrong
Afternoon Session 2: Wind Resource
Tuesday 3 April: Session start time 3:15

Using WAsP and WindSim in energy yield predictions
Presented by: Michael Green 
Afternoon Session 2: Wind Resource
Tuesday 3 April: Session start time 3:15

Health and safety in wind farm development
Presented by: Simon Faulkner
Morning Session: Health and Safety
Wednesday 4 April: Session start time 11:00

If you would like to attend, please visit the conference website.

If you are unable to attend, please visit the Aurecon’s wind energy and renewable energy services page to find out more about our offerings.


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