IEA Wind Task 36

Forecasting for Wind Energy

About Task 36

Improving the value of wind energy forecasts to the wind industry

Wind power forecasts have been used operatively for over 20 years. Despite this fact, there are still several possibilities to improve the forecasts, both from the weather prediction side and from the usage of the forecasts. The new International Energy Agency (IEA) Task on Forecasting for Wind Energy tries to organise international collaboration, among national weather centres with an interest and/or large projects on wind forecast improvements (NOAA, DWD, …), operational forecaster and forecast users.

The Task is divided in three work packages: Firstly, a collaboration on the improvement of the scientific basis for the wind predictions themselves. This includes numerical weather prediction model physics, but also widely distributed information on accessible datasets. Secondly, we will be aiming at an international pre-standard (an IEA Recommended Practice) on benchmarking and comparing wind power forecasts, including probabilistic forecasts. This WP will also organise benchmarks, in cooperation with the IEA Task WakeBench. Thirdly, we will be engaging end users aiming at dissemination of the best practice in the usage of wind power predictions.

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The Task members identified several issues which might be useful in an information portal for wind power forecasting. Those are:

For all of those, we would be happy to accept input, so head over to the site and see where you can help, or what you can use!

Please find the full text of the task description here.

The task is led by Gregor Giebel from DTU Wind Energy.

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