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Weather risk the biggest threat to wind energy sector

23rd May 2017

Weather risk due to a lack of wind, or resource risk as its known in the sector, is the major threat to wind energy markets and wind farm operators, with the inability to transfer the weather risk adequately often leading to sub-par project performance, according to specialists GCube Underwriting Ltd. (GCube).

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MDA EarthSat Weather expand wind generation forecast to include Europe

2nd August 2012

MDA EarthSat Weather, a consulting group for weather risk and commodity weather products and services, have announced the expansion of their current wind generation forecast product range. They are expanding their focus beyond the U.S. and will now offer forecast data and information for stations in the UK, Ireland, and Germany bringing their forecasts and […]

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U.S. wind speeds above normal during Q2 2011

14th July 2011

The second quarter of 2011 has been good for wind energy producers across the bulk of the U.S. after wind speeds have been reported to be generally elevated above normal across much of the country in a report from 3TIER®, a global leader in renewable energy risk analysis.

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Wind power industry can now hedge the financial risk of wind variability

19th May 2011

A really interesting new weather risk hedging product designed to help the wind power industry hedge the financial risk of wind variability has just been announced in a joint statement by renewable energy risk analysis firm 3TIER® and Galileo Weather Risk Management. They’ve collaborated to create a financial instrument that could have a huge impact […]

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