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MDA EarthSat Weather’s Wind Generation Forecast Expanded to Include European Data

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GAITHERSBURG, MD—(July 31, 2012) MDA EarthSat Weather has further expanded upon their current wind generation forecast and now offers station information for UK, Ireland, and Germany. Already providing accurate and reliable hourly forecasts for ERCOT, MISO, BPA, PJM, CAISO, IESO, and AESO in North America, MDA EarthSat is pleased to accommodate those with interests in European wind generation.

The web-based system uses state-of-the-art ensemble forecast methods to produce hourly forecasts for lead times of up to ten days. In the short-term forecast, statistical techniques learn from wind data and power variations and develop highly accurate predictive relationships between present wind and future conditions. In the day-ahead and longer term forecasts, MDA EarthSat’s ensemble method removes model biases, and weights models according to their skill, greatly improving forecast skill over any single model technique.

“Our wind generation forecast has proven its skill in a wide variety of settings, from the hills of Texas, to the plains of Iowa and the mountain valleys of California and Oregon. We are excited to apply the lessons learned here to the work of forecasting wind generation from Spain to the North Sea,” says Dr. Daniel Kirk-Davidoff, Chief Scientist at MDA EarthSat.

About MDA EarthSat Weather:

EarthSat Weather (http://www.mdainformationsystems.com) is the leading consulting group for weather risk and commodity weather products and services in the world. EarthSat Weather maintains a short-, medium-, and long-range forecast service; provides special reports on key market-moving concerns; and maintains high levels of communication, including 24/7/365 consultation with its worldwide client base. Our key clients include analysts and traders in weather risk, energy, and agricultural markets. MDA EarthSat Weather is a business area within MDA Information Systems, Inc., a provider of essential geospatial data and analysis for decision making.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Hyde

MDA EarthSat Weather

Director, Weather Marketing

MDA Information Systems, Inc.



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