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.
IEA Wind TCP member governments establish national targets for renewable energy and wind energy, design market mechanisms and energy policies, and fund research and development (R&D) programs to help reach these targets.
As of 2016, about 84% of the world's wind generating capacity–and nearly all offshore capacity–resides within the participating countries. To learn more about the work of each participating member, please click on any of the countries or sponsors below.
The IEA Wind TCP is always looking for new members across the globe, and potential new member countries are encouraged to attend meetings and begin the process of joining. For more information on joining the IEA Wind TCP.
The IEA Wind TCP Secretariat is responsible for communications between the members of the ExCo and between the ExCo and Operating Agents, and supporting the ongoing development of the Wind TCP.
The IEA Wind TCP's Executive Committee, or ExCo, has overall control of the information exchange and R&D tasks. The ExCo consists of one member and one alternate member from each contracting party.
In addition to their national wind energy development and deployment efforts, each member country participates in at least one IEA Wind TCP research task. R&D tasks performed are approved by the ExCo as Annexes to the original Implementing Agreement.
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