Finnish Wind Atlas - A Joint Venture of Experts

The Ministry of Employment and the Economy (MEE) ordered the Finnish Wind Atlas in 2008 and owns all result data of the atlas.

The project was coordinated by Motiva. After EU wide competitive bidding, the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) was chosen to design and construct the atlas.

The Finnish Meteorological Institute used the expertise of Danish research institute Risö DTU in some parts of modeling.

Steering group

A steering group was formed to oversee the work. Erkki Eskola (MEE) chaired the group.

Members of the steering group:
Antti Irjala, the Ministry of the Environment; Esa Holttinen, wpd Finland Oy; Hannu Mars, Energy Agency of South Ostrobothnia; Kalevi Luoma, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities; Lauri Luopajärvi, PVO Innopower and Finnish Energy Industries; Timo Mäki, Hyötytuuli Oy; Patrick Frostell, the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries; Esa Peltola, VTT; Mauri Marjaniemi, Tekes; Bengt Tammelin, the Finnish Meteorological Institute

Motiva's representatives in the group: Timo Määttä, Olli Laitinen, Åsa Nystedt (2008) and Iiris Lappalainen.

Modeling and implementation

FMI's tasks and experts involved:
Project manager: Bengt Tammelin
Reference period: Timo Vihma, Reijo Hyvönen
Harmonie-model: Carl Fortelius, Evgeny Atlaskin, Karoliina Ljungberg, Sami Niemelä
Calculation of model results to the database: Evgeny Atlaskin
WAsP Lib-files: Jake Badger (Risö DTU), Reijo Hyvönen
WAsP-modeling: Reijo Hyvönen, Tarja Savunen, Jenni Latikka
Comparing results of AROME with mast measurements: Juha Kilpinen, Evgeny Atlaskin
Comparing results of AROME with radar values: Kirsti Salonen
Comparing results of AROME+WAsP with mast measurements: Jenni Latikka, Achim Drebs, Bengt Tammelin, Reijo Hyvönen
Helsinki-Testbed -measurements: Juha Paldanius (Vaisala Oyj)
Maximum winds and temperatures: Ari Venäläinen, Pentti Pirinen, Reijo Hyvönen
Gustiness and turbulence: Irene Suomi, Evgeny Atlaskin, Timo Vihma
Effects of climate change: Hilppa Gregow, Kimmo Ruosteenoja
Climate stats: Niina Niinimäki
Implementation of map interface: Matti Horttanainen, Antti Samuli, Mikko Parviainen, Mikko Kondratjeff
Web pages: Tuija Vuorinen, Jaakko Forsius, Bengt Tammelin, Eija Vallinheimo
Database: Mikko Partio, Mikko Parviainen
Servers: Markku Hakola, Kari Hurtta
Advisors: Prof. Sylvain Joffre, Prof. Sergey Zilitinkevich

In addition to FMI's measurements, following companies have given their wind measurement results to be used in the wind atlas project: Vaisala Oyj, wpd Finland Oy, Ålands Vindenergi Andelslag and Pyhätunturi Oy (in cooperation with FMI).



 



 



 



 



 

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