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MEWA is a pilot-research project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and administered by Danida Fellowship Centre. Project partners are DTU Wind Energy (Denmark), Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias (Mexico),  Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico), and Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (México).

MEWA has two main research-specific objectives: a) to investigate how to best couple meso- and micro-scale models for improving predictions of wind resources and b) to investigate the impact of climate variability and changes in surface characteristics and land cover on wind resources.

MEWA aims at establishing a verified methodology for the coupling of meso- and micro-scale models that provides accurate and precise estimates of wind resources over complex topographies and climatographies. Further, MEWA aims, for the first time, at estimating the impact of climate variability on wind resources using multi-scale modelling. The results of MEWA will be implemented in tools for wind resource mapping that are used and developed by DTU Wind Energy for wind turbine siting all over the world. Lastly, MEWA aims at strengthening the relations between research centers in Denmark and Mexico, and their research capacity.

The project began on  01.04.2018 and will run for three years until 31.03.2021

Master theses associated with the project:
  1. Johansson E. E. (2019) The future of wind power resources in Denmark predicted by downscaling global circulation models. DTU Wind Energy-M-0255
  2. Villanueva J. (2019) Evaluation of the wind atlas method to predict wind resources from numerical wind simulations, in preparation
  3. García O. (2019) Cambios en la circulación de los vientos de bajos niveles en México ante escenarios de cambio climático, in preparation
Presentations at conferences:
  1. Peña A., Floors R. and Hahmann A.N. (2019) Is WRF-LES worth or worthless? Wind Energy Science conference. Oral presentation. Cork
  2. Peña A., Floors R. and Hahmann A.N. (2019) WRF-LES evaluation of turbulence measures using observations from a 250-m tower. International Conference on Energy & Meteorology. Oral presentation. Lyngby
  3. Peña A. and Hahmann A.N. (2019) An evaluation of WRF-LES using measurements from a 250-m tower. European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. Accepted for oral presentation. Lyngby
  4. Floors, R., Peña A. and Hahmann (2019) A. Statistical coupling of mesoscale and microscale simulations: combining WRF and WAsP for wind resource assessments. European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. Accepted for oral presentation. Lyngby
Sessions organized in conferences:
  1. Gross M. and Magar V. (2019) SE05: Modelación numérica para energías renovables (eólica y mar). Reunión Anual de la Unión Geofísica Mexicana 
Chapters in books:
  1. Magar V., Gross M., García Hernández L.S., Peña A. and Hahmann A.N. (2019) La energía eólica en México, desafíos y oportunidades. In:  Prospectiva del sector energético de México. Submitted to the Mexican Senate editorial services
International journal papers:
  1. Peña A. (2019) Østerild: a natural laboratory for atmospheric turbulence, in preparation
  2. Gross M., Magar V. and Peña A. (2019) The effect of sampling and averaging on wind power density, in preparation
Technical reports:
  1. Saldaña R., Lira R. and Miranda U. (2019) Inventory of datasets of atmospheric flow simulations and observations
  2. Caetano E., Pereyra K and Rojas S. (2019) Inventory of models employed for the simulation of mean wind patterns and their variability


Alfredo Peña
Senior Scientist
DTU Wind Energy
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