Ørsted's new models cause debate on wind forecasts for offshore projects

The utility has lowered its estimates for offshore wind generation, but several other wind companies reject the notion that their forecasts are wrong.

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Forecasts for energy generation at offshore wind farms could be too high, according to utility Ørsted, which recently upgraded its wind turbine models and lowered its estimates, while other companies reject the notion that their predictions could be wrong, writes Financial Times.

The effect of wind turbines on wind conditions at offshore projects has been underestimated, says Ørsted, which believes the extent and complexity of the issue have been improperly assessed.

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