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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About us

Founded in 1977, the International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Programme is an international co-operation that shares information and research to advance wind energy research, development and deployment in member countries. The consortium operates under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Targets

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.

Capacity

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.

Participating

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.

Secretariat

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.

Administration

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.

Research

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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IEA Wind Events

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Milestones

Road Map to Launch

These are the web development milestones for the next three months

31 October 2020

Proof of Concept

LT approves and give licens to operate
- Alternatively HL is engaged for another 6 months

Mid-november 2020

SharePoint workshops

Sites for all Tasks created. Invitations pending. Crash course in SharePoint functionality

31 November 2020

Beta Release of website

First release. OA feedback. Private Beta for testing and development.

1 January 2021

Go-Live

Launch of website

31 January

Phase II

Further development and tweaking of pages and functionality.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to our most commonly asked questions about IEA Wind TCP

What is IEA Wind TCP?

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Which units do you measure energy in?

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Can I participate?

Yes, contact the secretariat for further info

Where is IEA Wind TCP based?

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How can I get involved?

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Why the name IEA Wind TCP?

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FAQ

Any Question at

+45 93 51 15 11

DTU Wind Energy

DTU Risø Campus
Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
Denmark

Monday to Friday

9 am – 17 pm Central European Time

Send your mail at

secretariat@ieawind.org