To participate in the research activities of Task 31, researchers must reside in a country that participates in the IEA Wind Agreement AND has agreed by official letter to participate in Task 31. 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).
Active researchers (performing part of the work plan) benefit from meetings and professional exchange during the term of the Task. Countries participating in the Task benefit from the information developed by the Task. 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.
Wind Energy Model Evaluation Protocol
Open-source documentation on model evaluation procedures, modeling communities and quality-checked verification and validation benchmarkshttps://wemep.readthedocs.io/en/latest/index.html
• Defining a model evaluation framework for microscale wind farm flow models.
• Verification based on ABL and wake similarity theory.
• Sexbierum, Horns Rev, Lillgrund, Askervein and Bolund benchmarks.
• Extending the scope to mesoscale.
• NEWA and SWiFT high-fidelity experiments.
• GABLS3 benchmark.
• WEMEP open-source framework.
• NEWA and SWiFT benchmarks.
• OWA Wake Modelling Challenge.
• AWAKEN experiment planning.
How can I follow the Task activities?
You can sign up to the Wakebench mail list even if you are not an active participant. You will receive invitations to events, periodical newsletters and benchmarking opportunities. Sign up here.
How much does it cost to subscribe?
A participation fee of €8333 per year and per country is established to cover the management costs of the Task. You can share this fee with other partners from your country.
What kind of involvement is expected from a participant?
The Task is very flexible to accommodate different levels of participation. You can simply follow the activities by attending the meetings but, normally, members are also interested in participating in benchmarks by running simulations with in-house or third-party models.
A more significant involvement is required if you become a benchmark manager, since you will have to set up the benchmark guide, generate input/validation data, carry out the assessment based on participant submissions and publish the results. An involvement equivalent to around 1 p-m/year/participant is recommended to provide good traction to the Task.
How are benchmarks organized?
Benchmarks are typically supported and organized within national or European research projects that want to leverage modelling experts from the Wakebench community. A bottom-up approach is typical, where benchmarking opportunities are presented as they become available from partner projects. During Phase 3, these benchmarks have followed the validation strategy established in the New European Wind Atlas (NEWA) project and the U.S. Department of Energy Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) program.
How long does it take to complete a benchmark?
Benchmarks typically take between 6 and 12 months to complete. This allows modellers to plan their work relatively well in advance and commit to participate in-kind. Final deadlines are typically connected to abstract submission at major conferences.
Where is the benchmark data published?
Windbench.net used to be the place to find benchmark information but we are now adopting a decentralized approach to accommodate better to the publishing policies of each data sponsor.
In the absence of these, the default data repository is Zenodo (https://zenodo.org/communities/wakebench/?page=1&size=20).
The Wind Energy Model Evaluation Protocol (WEMEP, https://wemep.readthedocs.io/en/latest/index.html) provides documentation and links to all the public datasets.
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