About Task 41

Technology considered within IEA Task 41 includes wind turbines deployed in a distributed application and connected at a distribution voltage (nominally 70 kV) or below in a behind-the-meter, in-front-of-the-meter, or an off-grid application.

In the context of this IEA Task, distributed wind includes all scales of wind turbine technologies and is agnostic to the business model, although, in some instances (e.g., technology standards), more specific industry segregation is included. This is expected to be a 4-year effort.


Distributed Wind Terminology

Task 41 members have compiled a list of terminology related to distributed wind, with definitions gathered from an international review of standards, policies, and research. As distributed wind is not uniformly defined across the world, the terms used to describe it can also vary. This list of terminology can help the international community find common ground when discussing distributed wind, aiding in streamlined collaboration efforts.

Task 41 Roadmap

October 18-20, 2022

Joint Tasks 41 (Distributed Wind), 52 (Large-Scale Wind LIDAR), and 54 (Cold Climate Wind Power) Meeting

July 5-6, 2022

Summer 2022 Virtual Task Meeting

April 13, 2021

IEA Standards Virtual Meeting

February 9, 10, and 18, 2021

IEA Wind Task 41 Winter 2021 Virtual Meeting

November 24-26, 2020

Meeting Series: New University Research Collaboration on Distributed Wind Technologies

October 20-22, 2020

IEA Wind Task 41 Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting

October 17-18, 2019

IEA Wind Task 41 Fall 2019 Meeting in Boston, USA

September 17-19, 2019

IEA Wind TCP ExCo84 in Copenhagen, Denmark

March 28, 2019

Task Approved at IEA Wind TCP ExCo 83

March 5-6, 2019

IEA Wind Task 41 Kickoff Meeting, Łódź, Poland

Task 41 Operating Agent Alice Orrell

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
902 Battelle Boulevard
P.O. Box 999, MSIN J5-10
Richland, WA 99352
United States
Phone: +1-509-372-4632
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Pacific Time

Task 41 Operating Agent Ian Baring-Gould

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
15013 Denver W Pkwy
Golden, CO 80401
United States
Phone: +1-720-244-1444
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mountain Time