IEA Wind TCP Task 50

Hybrid Power Plants

Task 50 - Hybrid Power Plants

Why Hybrid Power Plants?

The purpose of the proposed IEA Wind Task is to coordinate international research and development in the field of hybrid wind power plants. Technology to be considered within this Task will cover a broad range but will focus on the design and operation of wind-based hybrid power plants.
By gathering ongoing research results as well as state-of-the-art industrial practices, we aim to create an overview of best practices in hybrid plant design, operation, and regulation. We will explore how uncertainties affect the performance and potential for adopting hybrid power plants. Specifically, the aim is to support the strategic initiatives of IEA Wind TCP by:

  • Maximizing the value of wind energy in systems and markets by increasing the capacity of hybrid power plants and the ability to play a role in grid services.
  • Accelerating the development and deployment of hybrid power plants in various markets across the globe through the availability of data, advanced models and tools, and test methods.
  • Determine viability of other end-use products powered by wind-based hybrid power plants including electricity, hydrogen, desalination, carbon capture, and other renewable-based alternative fuels.
  • Foster collaborative research and the exchange of best practices and data by developing benchmarks and best practices for realistic hybrid power plants and ensuring easy access to the most up-to-date knowledge, algorithms, and ideas for hybrid power plants.

The task is aimed at the Advanced Technology priority area, but also affects Resource and Site Characterization by making flow conditions controllable and Energy Systems with High Amounts of Wind, and other resources such as solar, by making power production more controllable, predictable and dispatchable.
The result is guidance for the industry, lawmakers, regulators, and researchers on the current modeling efforts, control/optimization approaches, requirements, tests and standards, impediments to adoption, future directions, and expected benefits of hybrid power plants.




Operating Agents

Please contact the Operating Agents below with any questions

Kaushik Das is a Senior Researcher at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in the department of Wind and Energy Systems focusing on research in hybrid power and energy plants, power system balancing, and grid integration of renewables in power systems. He received his Ph.D. degree from DTU Wind Energy in the integration of renewables in power system defense plans in 2016. He has earlier worked in IBM research on multiple smart grid research projects. He is a member of IEA Wind, CIGR E, IEEE, and other professional bodies. He is passionate about education and research that supports the green transition of energy systems mitigating the hazards of climate change.

Kaushik Das

Kaushik Das

Task 50 Operating Agent

    Jennifer King

    Task 50 Operating Agent

    Jennifer King (Annoni) is a research engineer at NREL working at the National Wind Technology Center primarily on wind farm controls and optimization, autonomous energy systems, optimal design, and dispatch of hybrid energy systems. She is passionate about finding new ways to better integrate and operate renewable energy into the grid of the future. She obtained her Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and mechanics from the University of Minnesota where she developed her passion for renewable energy and controls, where her primary focus was on reduced-order modeling and control of wind farms. Her current research focus areas are in modeling and distributed control/optimization of large-scale hybrid systems.

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