Outlier Events of Solar Forecasts for Regional Power Grid in Japan Using JMA Mesoscale Model
AbstractTo realize the safety control of electric power systems under high penetration of photovoltaic power systems, accurate global horizontal irradiance (GHI) forecasts using numerical weather prediction models (NWP) are becoming increasingly important. The objective of this study is to understand meteorological characteristics pertaining to large errors (i.e., outlier events) of GHI day-ahead forecasts obtained from the Japan Meteorological Agency, for nine electric power areas during four years from 2014 to 2017. Under outlier events in GHI day-ahead forecasts, several sea-level pressure (SLP) patterns were found in 80 events during the four years; (a) a western edge of anticyclone over the Pacific Ocean (frequency per 80 outlier events; 48.8%), (b) stationary fronts (20.0%), (c) a synoptic-scale cyclone (18.8%), and (d) typhoons (tropical cyclones) (8.8%) around the Japanese islands. In this study, the four case studies of the worst outlier events were performed. A remarkable SLP pattern was the case of the western edge of anticyclone over the Pacific Ocean around Japan. The comparison between regionally integrated GHI day-ahead forecast errors and cloudiness forecasts suggests that the issue of accuracy of cloud forecasts in high- and mid-levels troposphere in NWPs will remain in the future. View Full-Text
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Ohtake, H.; Uno, F.; Oozeki, T.; Yamada, Y.; Takenaka, H.; Nakajima, T.Y. Outlier Events of Solar Forecasts for Regional Power Grid in Japan Using JMA Mesoscale Model. Energies 2018, 11, 2714.
Ohtake H, Uno F, Oozeki T, Yamada Y, Takenaka H, Nakajima TY. Outlier Events of Solar Forecasts for Regional Power Grid in Japan Using JMA Mesoscale Model. Energies. 2018; 11(10):2714.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ohtake, Hideaki; Uno, Fumichika; Oozeki, Takashi; Yamada, Yoshinori; Takenaka, Hideaki; Nakajima, Takashi Y. 2018. "Outlier Events of Solar Forecasts for Regional Power Grid in Japan Using JMA Mesoscale Model." Energies 11, no. 10: 2714.
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