Technical Report

Results of IEA Wind TCP Workshop on a Grand Vision for Wind Energy Technology

The energy sector is undergoing a paradigm shift. By 2050, many predictions identify a future electric grid system in which renewables make up a significant share (30% or more) of overall electricity generation. In the fall of 2017, wind energy experts from around the world came together to look at an even grander vision of the future electricity system where wind energy could produce a majority (>50%) of global electricity generation. This “Grand Vision” for wind energy pushes beyond even the most optimistic forecasts; however, to realize this future, significant innovation is needed to reduce the cost of wind energy and increase the value it provides to the electricity system.

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