After more than 5 years of intensive scientific work and 10 months of publication work, we can today announce that the first set of internationally accepted industry guideline for renewable energy forecasting entitled, "IEA Wind Recommended Practice for the Implementation of Renewable Energy Forecasting Solutions" has been officially published by Elsevier as an OpenAccess electronic book and paperback book on November, 11 2022. The document was approved for release by the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Programme (widely referred to as "IEA Wind") in January 2022. The ultimate objective of this set of documents is to:
- maximize the value of renewable energy forecast information in operational decision-making applications
- significantly reduce the costs of integrating large amounts of wind and solar generation assets into grid systems and markets through more efficient management of the renewable generation variability
It addresses the issue that many current operational forecast solutions are not properly optimized for their intended applications, and many will most likely fail to let us as societies move towards high shares of renewables on the grid. The documents were authored by a group of international experts, which collaborated within one of the activities under IEAWind Task 36 (Wind Power Forecasting) and IEA Wind Task 51 (Forecasting for the weather-driven Energy System).
More information about the process, presentations and summaries can be found here