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Meteosim Truewind Selected to Produce Wind Atlas of Peru

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Meteosim Truewind Selected to Produce Wind Atlas of Peru

The consortium formed by the meteorological consulting firm , based at the Barcelona Science Park, and Latin Bridge consultants has been selected to produce a wind atlas of Peru. Under the sponsorship of the , the project is set to prepare a survey of Peru's wind resources so that the competent authorities and teams of experts there will have at their disposal reliable information and innovative, cutting-edge technology. Training will also be offered to equip locals to build wind farms to harness this clean, renewable energy source in their country.

The advantage which Meteosim Truewind offers and which was crucial in its selection is its development of a technology that is at the forefront of the sector. Considerably reducing project timeframes and costs, the technology is based on numerical calculations carried out on data gathered from global weather records. This makes it possible to do atmospheric simulations and assessments with much greater precision and reliability. As a result, it can help to determine which areas are more ideal for exploiting Peru’s wind resources without the need to install measuring stations across the country, which would heighten costs and lengthen the process. All the data obtained will be made available to users through web-based geographic information software.

The aim of creating the wind atlas, in addition to bolstering Peru’s energy development and enhancing its appeal to foreign investors, is to facilitate the electrification of many rural areas that do not currently receive basic services. Living conditions in these areas, which are numerous across the country, remain difficult. The project, in this sense, will build on , the Peruvian government’s rural electrification project.

Beyond financial gain, Meteosim Truewind is participating in the effort to promote self-sustainable economic development in developing countries as part of the business’s values-driven support for the concept of corporate social responsibility.

Meteosim was founded in 2003 by researchers from the University of Barcelona’s Department of Astronomy and Meteorology. In 2006, they joined AWS Truewind, a US company specialising in renewable energy consulting services, to form the company Meteosim Truewind. The purpose of the joint venture has been to bolster the international expansion of its products and services to the rest of Europe, Central and South America, and Asia. Its current roster of clients most notably includes Iberdrola, Acciona, Endesa Cogeneration and Renewable Energies, Gamesa Energy, Ecotècnia, Airtricity, the World Bank, and numerous governments and energy agencies.