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.

What Is IEA Wind Task 41?

Ian Baring-Gould (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA) and Danielle Preziuso (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA) discuss how IEA Task 41’s collaborative work helps enable distributed wind energy to play a role in the global energy transition. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory produced this video with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (USA).

IEA Wind Task 41: The Importance of International Collaboration

IEA Wind Task 41 members Alexander Hirschl (University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Austria) and Francesco Castellani (University of Perugia, Italy) discuss how international collaboration around distributed wind energy can streamline processes, overcome barriers, and advance independence from fossil fuels. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory produced this video with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Distributed wind energy refers to electricity generated by wind turbines at or near the place where the electricity is consumed. Distributed wind turbines can partially or entirely power houses, farms, schools, businesses, and even sailboats! International Energy Agency Task 41 members Ian Baring-Gould (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA) and Mark Runacres (University of Brussels, Belgium) explain distributed wind energy’s benefits and important role in the future development of renewable energy. The video is produced by NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)


Task 41 Roadmap

October 26-28, 2023

IEA Task 41 Meeting in Boulder, Colorado, USA

October 18-20, 2022

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

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 Danielle Preziuso

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
902 Battelle Boulevard
P.O. Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
United States
Phone: +1-509-372-6085
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