New European Wind Atlas kick-off

Wednesday 25 Mar 15


Jakob Mann
Professor og sektionsleder
DTU Wind Energy
+45 46 77 50 19

On 19-20 March 2015 The ERA-NET Plus “New European Wind Atlas” project had its kick-off meeting at DTU Wind Energy, Risø Campus. Almost 50 persons from the NEWA consortium participated at the meeting.

NEWA is based on improved modelling competencies on atmospheric flow, together with the guide-lines and best practices for the use of data. It will become a key tool for manufacturers, developers, public authorities and decision-makers. NEWA will provide a unified high resolution and freely available data-set of wind energy resource in Europe. The statistics in the atlas will cover Europe with a resolution 20-30 meters in at least 10 wind turbine relevant heights.

NEWA replaces the wind atlas published by Risø National Laboratory for the European Commission in 1989. The team behind NEWA consists of 30 partners from 8 different European countries. The group is active in several relevant committees and expert groups on national and international level; including EERA, TPWind, IEC and IEA.

The New European Wind Atlas (NEWA) has a total budget of 13,1 M EUR and is funded by the European Commission and 9 national funding agencies.
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