Outreach and Collaboration with other ongoing WFC R&D activities

The final work package is dedicated to collaboration and coordination with other IEA wind tasks and
WFC R&D activities in general.

Of particular relevance are:

  • Task 31 Wakebench – Both tasks has primary focus on wake interaction between turbines
  • Task 32 Lidar – Lidar measurements can become an integral part of wind farm control
  • Task 37 Systems Engineering – Having a robust wind farm flow control system can have large impact on how a wind power plant acts a a system.
  • Task 36 Forecasting – Wind farm control can impact the forecasted wind power production, both by increasing the produced power, but also making it more predictable.
  • Task 42 Lifetime extension – One potential of WFC is better balancing of WTG lifetime usage with minimal AEP downside.
  • Task 43 Digitalization – WFC is expected to make heavy use of digitalization of wind energy and feed essential data back to other wind digitalization systems.

Collaboration is also sought with non-IEA Wind efforts such as the EU H2020 FarmConners and the US
Atmosphere 2 Electrons and AWAKEN projects.

The goal is to ensure that all relevant research and experience with WFC, both from the task participants
and from other efforts, are coordinated and captured to ensure the most accurate overview and best
possible road-map for impactful research to accelerate further adoption of WFC. The outputs of WP1 in
terms of the state of the art and expert elicitation on WFC will be combined with the developments in
WP2 and WP3 as well as other ongoing WFC activities to assess the potential gaps and new trends in
WFC research and implementation. The corresponding road-map based on this assessment, accordingly,
feeds back into WP1 to enable continuous update of the task and, ultimately, the WFC technology.

The activities within this work package can be listed as:

Identification and classification of ongoing WFC efforts

In addition to a more traditional literature review and state-of-the art assessment, a continuous review of ongoing and newly started WFC
activities, both in academia and industry is to be performed in this activity and added to thedatabase. The identified efforts will be classified with respect to their specifics (e.g. WFC-oriented model field test, new controller implementation, etc.) and a 2-way communication with the task will be established.

Assessment of research gaps and new trends

The outcome of the state of the art reviews and expert elicitation surveys will be compiled together with the ongoing efforts to identify the research gaps
and new trends in WFC.

Development of WFC research road-map

Based on the analysis of research gaps and new trends in WFC, a road-map with a special focus on innovation will be developed and continuously updated
throughout the task.


To ensure a smooth dialogue with the identified WFC efforts, a series of workshops will be organised in collaboration. The activities of all the coordinated efforts will be presented to the WFC stakeholders to provide a platform to show and see the newest developments in WFC technology. The intention is to coordinate with other WFC research efforts and plan the workshops to be held in connection with other WFC expert meetings and conferences.