Project DescriptionMunicipal Hydro Solar Forecasting, Ontario, Canada
With the development of residential and commercial-scale distributed solar power generation facilities, municipal power companies require accurate forecasts of the power generation which is distributed within their power grids for safe and efficient operations. This pilot project demonstrates the quality of forecasts to be expected at various time horizons.
- Solar resource is monitored using satellite technology • Solar power generation was monitored in near-real time at six test sites.
- Solar resource is forecast over the entire area of interest.
- Intra-hour and hourly generation forecasts are developed at the six test sites.
- The performance of the power forecasts are monitored and reported using automated protocols.