IEA Wind TCP Task 36

Forecasting for Wind Energy

About Task 36

Improving the value of wind energy forecasts to the wind industry

Please note the Task 36 pages are only kept for historic reasons.

 For up-to-date information on Forecasting, please visit the pages Task 51

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 organize international collaboration, among national weather centers with an interest and/or large projects on wind forecast improvements (NOAA, DWD, …), operational forecasters, and forecast users.

The Task is divided into 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 organize benchmarks, in cooperation with the IEA Task WakeBench. Thirdly, we will be engaging end users aiming at the dissemination of the best practice in the usage of wind power predictions.



Latest Videos

Visit the IEA Wind Task 36 YouTube Channel

Information Portal

The Task members identified several issues which might be useful in an information portal for wind power forecasting. As Task 36 has come to an end, those links below go to the relevant pages of IEA Wind Task 51, the successor of Task 36.

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 second phase of Task 36 description here.


Operating Agents

Please contact the Operating Agents below with any questions

Gregor Giebel, DTU Wind Energy, Operating Agent

Gregor Giebel

Task 36 Operating Agent

Caroline Draxl

Task 36 Operating Agent

Any Question at

+45 93 51 15 11

DTU Wind Energy

DTU Risø Campus
Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde

Monday to Friday

9 am – 17 pm Central European Time

Send your mail at