AWS Truepower, LLC, an international leader in renewable energy consulting and information services, has joined a model inter-comparison task from the International Energy Agency (IEA) called WakeBench. More than 40 organizations in 12 countries are participating. The firms are charged with improving best practices for wind farm modeling techniques and providing a forum for industrial, governmental and academic partners. Results will help develop, evaluate, and improve the atmospheric boundary layer and wind turbine wake models for use in wind energy, both onshore and offshore.

"We believe our participation in WakeBench is critical to advancing the industry's capability in this area," stated Michael Brower, Chief Technical Officer at AWS Truepower. "Our ultimate goal is to reduce the uncertainty in energy production estimates by applying the best available modeling technology."