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Modelling and forecasting wind speed intensity for weather risk management

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  • Caporin, Massimiliano
  • Preś, Juliusz

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The main interest of the wind speed modelling is on the short-term forecast of wind speed intensity and direction. Recently, its relationship with electricity production by wind farms has been studied. In fact, electricity producers are interested in long-range forecasts and simulation of wind speed for two main reasons: to evaluate the profitability of building a wind farm in a given location, and to offset the risks associated with the variability of wind speed for an already operating wind farm. Three approaches that are capable of forecasting and simulating the long run evolution of wind speed intensity are compared (wind direction is not a concern, given that the recent turbines can rotate to follow wind direction). The evaluated models are: the Auto Regressive Gamma process, the Gamma Auto Regressive process, and the ARFIMA–FIGARCH model. Both in-sample and out-of-sample comparisons are provided, as well as some examples for the pricing of wind speed derivatives using a model-based Monte Carlo simulation approach.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Computational Statistics & Data Analysis.

Volume (Year): 56 (2012)
Issue (Month): 11 ()
Pages: 3459-3476

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Handle: RePEc:eee:csdana:v:56:y:2012:i:11:p:3459-3476

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Keywords: Gamma Auto Regressive; Auto Regressive Gamma; ARFIMA–FIGARCH; Wind speed modelling; Wind speed simulation; Weather risk management;

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  4. Monica Billio & Roberto Casarin & Francesco Ravazzolo & Herman K. van Dijk, 2011. "Combining Predictive Densities using Nonlinear Filtering with Applications to US Economics Data," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 11-172/4, Tinbergen Institute.
  5. Caporin, Massimiliano & Ranaldo, Angelo & Velo, Gabriel G., 2013. "Stylized Facts and Dynamic Modeling of High-frequency Data on Precious Metals," Working Papers on Finance 1318, University of St. Gallen, School of Finance.
  6. Caporin, Massimiliano & Fontini, Fulvio, 2014. "The Value of Protecting Venice from the Acqua Alta Phenomenon under Different Local Sea Level Rises," MPRA Paper 53779, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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