Articles | Volume 6, issue 5
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1205–1226, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-1205-2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1205–1226, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-1205-2021

Research article 16 Sep 2021

Research article | 16 Sep 2021

The smoother the better? A comparison of six post-processing methods to improve short-term offshore wind power forecasts in the Baltic Sea

Christoffer Hallgren et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on Hallgren et al', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Christoffer Hallgren, 24 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2021-31', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Christoffer Hallgren, 21 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Christoffer Hallgren on behalf of the Authors (21 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Jul 2021) by Andrea Hahmann
ED: Publish as is (16 Aug 2021) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
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Short summary
As wind power becomes more popular, there is a growing demand for accurate power production forecasts. In this paper we investigated different methods to improve wind power forecasts for an offshore location in the Baltic Sea, using both simple and more advanced techniques. The performance of the methods is evaluated for different weather conditions. Smoothing the forecast was found to be the best method in general, but we recommend selecting which method to use based on the forecasted weather.