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Title: DOE SBIR Phase II Final Technical Report - Assessing Climate Change Effects on Wind Energy

Specialized Vertum Partners software tools were prototyped, tested and commercialized to allow wind energy stakeholders to assess the uncertainties of climate change on wind power production and distribution. This project resulted in three commercially proven products and a marketing tool. The first was a Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) based resource evaluation system. The second was a web-based service providing global 10m wind data from multiple sources to wind industry subscription customers. The third product addressed the needs of our utility clients looking at climate change effects on electricity distribution. For this we collaborated on the Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index (SAWTi), which was released publicly last quarter. Finally to promote these products and educate potential users we released “Gust or Bust”, a graphic-novel styled marketing publication.
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Technical Report
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Vertum Partners LP
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United States
17 WIND ENERGY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY Renewable energy, Uncertainty analysis, Probability exceedance, Wind resource assessment, Energy production, Wind power, Atmospheric modeling, Business analysis, Business intelligence, Climate Change, Wind turbine, Wind Farm optimization, Fire prediction, Electricity distribution