CoreLogic EQECAT has a couple upcoming webinars on their new European Wind Risk Model RQE EuroWind v15.0. The webinars are 10am CDT, 3pm BST, and 11am AST on July 29 and 30, 2014. Click on the links to register.
The RQE v.15.0 European Windstorm Model introduces the ability to analyze offshore wind farm turbines, which are rapidly expanding in Europe as a result of major investments in alternative energy. The “Eurowind” model extends model coverage over the North Sea, Irish Sea, Baltic Sea and Atlantic Ocean, and gives insight into loss caused by the most severe windstorms. In addition, the Eurowind 2014introduces two views of hazard frequency—an Empirical Model based on the historical record from 1960 to present, and the Analytical Model which is based on a 1200-year simulation of an Earth System Model (ESM) driven by climatic background conditions to fully characterize the frequency and severity of European windstorms. The European Windstorm Model also now incorporates Spain and Portugal, extending the existing coverage to 24 countries. Expanded capabilities also include options to analyze demand surge, extract the hazard data by site and a refined disaggregation methodology