Determination of Wind Potential of a Specific Region using Artificial Neural Networks

Sakir Tasdemir, Bulent Yaniktepe, A.Burak Guher
  • Sakir Tasdemir
    Selçuk University, Turkey
  • Bulent Yaniktepe
    Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, Turkey


There is a widespread trend in alternative energy sources in today's world. Achieving energy without harming the environment has been the most important target of the countries in recent years. For this reason, it is necessary to make utmost use of natural energy sources such as wind, sun and water. Among these sources, wind energy is the most utilized. Because it was cheap and quickly return to investment it is carried out many studies in this area. However, the most important problem is the continuity when the wind energy is obtained. The first thing to do before a wind power plant is installed in a region is to calculate the wind potential of the area concerned. This process is long-term under normal conditions. Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) is one of the most frequently used methods for determining a wind power potential in a short time period. In this study, it is aimed to estimate the wind potential of a certain region within the boundaries of Osmaniye province. ANN was used to estimate the wind power potential. As a result of comparing the statistical values of the forecast values with the measured actual values, the performance of the method applied is indicated. The meteorology station at Osmaniye Korkut Ata University using data has been successfully estimated wind potential.


Artificial Neural Networks (ANN); Wind Potential; Estimation; Wind Power

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