The Effect of Missing Wind Speed Data on Wind Power Estimation

  • Fatih Onur Hocaog̃lu
  • Mehmet Kurban
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4881)


In this paper, the effect of possible missing data on wind power estimation is examined. One−month wind speed data obtained from wind and solar observation station which is constructed at Iki Eylul Campus of Anadolu University is used. A closed correlation is found between consecutive wind speed data that are collected for a period of 15 second. A very short time wind speed forecasting model is built by using two−input and one−output Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS). First, some randomly selected data from whole data are discarded. Second, 10%, 20% and 30% of all data which are randomly selected from a predefined interval (3−6 m/sec) are discarded and discarded data are forecasted. Finally, the data are fitted to Weibull distribution, Weibull distribution parameters are obtained and wind powers are estimated for all cases. The results show that the missing data has a significant effect on wind power estimation and must be taken into account in wind studies. Furthermore, it is concluded that ANFIS is a convenient tool for this kind of prediction.


Wind Speed Wind Turbine Weibull Distribution Wind Power Wind Speed Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fatih Onur Hocaog̃lu
    • 1
  • Mehmet Kurban
    • 1
  1. 1.Anadolu University, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Eng., EskisehirTurkey

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