Most western European countries have established national wind test sites. There has been a tradition of close co-operation between these sites and, supported by the European Commission, many useful documents have been developed by ECWETS (the European Community Wind Energy Test Station). More recently, the MEAS-NET network for the promotion of quality, common interpretation and mutual recognition in testing standards, was created.
MEASNET is a European collaboration of experts concerned with establishing rigorous standards for all measurement procedures related to wind energy. In particular, they have drawn up draft guidelines for 'power performance measurement procedure'. Although heavily reliant on the IEC Standard, they are in some areas more precise.
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