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What is JAM?

JAM, also known as Task 57, is an International Energy Agency (IEA) Wind Task for the Joint Assessment of Models. In simple terms, we use the IEA structure to foster communication, coordination and collaboration among worldwide experts and stakeholders interested in the performance of computer models being used to drive wind energy technology forward, make deployment decisions, and design operational strategies.

The J – “Joint” means that we are combining efforts that would otherwise take place independently and in a fragmented way. Our community brings together experimentalists and computational modelers from around the world. Participants come from research laboratories, academic institutions, and industry spaces. The latter includes wind turbine manufacturers, wind plant owners and operators, and wind energy consultants. By involving industry in our work, we ensure the applicability of our methods and results to the real-world design, installation, and operation decisions. By working together, we maximize and accelerate our research output to support the fast-paced growth of wind energy across the globe.

The A  – “Assessment” refers to the technical activities that we perform to evaluate the performance of computer models relative to field measurements of atmospheric flow fields, wind turbine operation and structural response, and wind turbine wakes.

The M – “Models” refers to a wide spectrum of computer models which may be implemented differently depending on the simulation tool. The models considered in JAM range from relatively simple and fast steady-state analytical models to state-of-the-art high-fidelity models of the atmospheric boundary layer, the wind turbine aerodynamics and structural dynamics.

Upcoming Events

Virtual kick off (public) – March 12, 2024 8:00 – 9:00 MT (to receive an invitation, sign up to mailing list: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnAuZYATwVOU6q9Vcc0XPHuvq–nfFD2HUYMVe6XH9Xw_xig/viewform?usp=sf_link)

 

In-person kick off (public) – May 28, 2024 13:00 – 17:00 CEST  (sign up link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQ0palrNbCObC4-6XKAClouHQH3VUT2Lbsh_xel1E_7EKz4g/viewform?usp=sf_link)

Frequently Asked Questions

When is JAM active?

February  2024 – January 2027.

 

Why was JAM created?

To quantify confidence in and promote adoption of improved wind flow, wind turbine and plant models.

 

How can I keep up to date with Task 57 news?

Whether or not your country is an IEA Wind member, you are welcome to join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on public news and events: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnAuZYATwVOU6q9Vcc0XPHuvq–nfFD2HUYMVe6XH9Xw_xig/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

How can I join one of the working groups?

For participation in the working groups and access to benchmarks and data in real time, your country must be an IEA Wind member and a JAM member. For more information please contact jam@nrel.gov

 

Who can participate in Task 57?

To participate in the research activities of Task 57, researchers must reside in a country that participates in the IEA Wind TCP Implementing Agreement AND has agreed by official letter to participate in Task 57. The participating member country of the IEA Wind TCP must designate a lead institution that agrees to the obligations of Task participation (pay the annual fee and agree to perform specified parts of the work plan). The value of the research performed is many times the cost of the country participation fee or the labor contributed to carrying out the work plan.

 

The benefits of being an active participant in the Task might include:

  • Real-time access to benchmarks
  • Access to high-quality, full-scale experimental data within benchmarks
  • Access to simulation results from other participants within benchmarks
  • As an experimental scientist – maximize the reach and use of your data
  • As a modeler – all you have to do is run, the benchmark organizers do the validation work
  • As a model user and developer – detailed insight into the performance of other models, and the eyes of leading experts on the results you are producing with yours
  • Regular technical exchanges with leading experts in model validation
  • Ability to shape the scope and direction of the technical work

 

We welcome new members! For more information, contact the Operating Agent representative (contact information below) or the IEA Wind TCP Secretariat.

Participation

As of 2/12/24 these are the only formally committed countries

Services

Operating Agent

Paula Doubrawa

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Task Managers

Patrick Moriarty

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Regis Thedin

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Lukas Vollmer

Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems

Operating Agent Paula Doubrawa

Paula Doubrawa
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
15013 Denver West Parkway | Golden, CO 80401
+1-303-384-7261
Paula.Doubrawa@nrel.gov | http://nwtc.nrel.gov

Monday to Friday

9 am – 17 pm Central European Time