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Here are some ongoing and finished projects towards short-term prediction of wind power throughout the last two decades. In total, the public (and partly private) spending on this list exceeds 150 million euro.

Country Project acronym Full title Sponsor Total / Funded budget Start - end date Participants (IEA Task 36 members in bold)
DK FREE Forecasting Renewable Energy in Egypt DK Foreign Ministry through DANIDA 669 k€ / 669 k€ 1 July 2022 - 30 June 2025 DTU Wind, ENFOR, Uni Cairo
DK NCKF National Center for Climate Research DK Ministry of Science 4 M€ / 4 M€ 1 June 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 DMI, DTU Wind Energy, DHI, …
US PERFORM-NREL NREL Dataset Creation for the ARPA-E PERFORM Program DOE ARPA-E 1.15 M€ / 1.15 M€ 1 Jan 2020 - 30 Mar 2022 NREL
DE e-TWINS Verbundvorhaben: e-TWINS ' Ganzheitliche digitale Zwillingstechnologie für das Energiesystem BMWi (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie) 1.96 M€ / 1.96 M€ Jan 2020 - Dec 2022 TU München Windenergie, Hochschule München, ZSW, Mesh Engineering
EU Smart4RES Next Generation Modelling and Forecasting of
Variable Renewable Generation for Large-scale Integration in Energy Systems and Markets
EU Horizon2020 4 M€ / 4 M€ 1 Nov 2019 - 30 Apr 2023 Armines, DTU, INESC TEC, EDP,  Meteo-France, emsys, DNV GL, Whiffle, Dowel, ICCS, HEDNO,  DLR
DK Flexible Energy Denmark Flexible Energy Denmark Innovation Fund Denmark + Power supply companies 6.0 M€ / 4.1 M€ 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2023 DTU, Center Denmark, AAU, SDU, AU, EWII, Konstant, Novasol, ENFOR, Eurisco, EMD International, NeoGrid, Aalborg Forsyning, TREFOR, NorthQ, Centrica, Danfoss, Tomorrow, xTel, ABB
EU EoCoE II Energy Oriented Center of Excellence : toward exascale for energy EU Horizon2020 9.2 M € 1.1.2019-31.12.2021 18 teams in 7 countries including Fraunhofer IEE
DK link IEA Wind Task 36 Phase II Danish Consortium EUDP (nationally Danish) 3.69 MDKK / 2.26 MDKK (0.5 M€ / 0.3M€) 1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2021 DTU, ConWX, ENFOR, DNV, WEPROG, Ea Energianalyse, Energinet
DE ParkCast Optimization of minute-scale power forecasts of offshore wind farms using long-range lidar measurements and data assimilation German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) 1.14M€/1.14 M€ 1 Nov 2018 - 31 Oct.2021 Stuttgart Wind Energy (SWE) at University of Stuttgart, Center for Solar and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), WEPROG (as subcontractor)
EU EU SysFlex Pan-European system with an efficient coordinated use of flexibilities for the integration of a large EU Horizon2020 20 M € Nov 2017 - Oct 2021 24 teams in 15 countries including Fraunhofer IEE
DE gridcast Increasing supply reliability by using flexible weather and power forecast models based on stochastic and physical hybrid methods German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) 6 M€ / 5.5 M€ 1 Apr 2017 – 31 Mar 2021 Fraunhofer IWES, German Weather Service, Amprion, TenneT, 50Hertz, TransnetBW, Innogy, Netze BW, EnBW, Enercon
EU InteGrid Demonstration of INTElligent grid technologies for renewables INTEgration and INTEractive consumer participation enabling INTEroperable market solutions and INTErconnected stakeholders European Commission (Horizon 2020) 14.5 M€ / 11.3 M€ 1 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2020 EDP Distribuição (Coordinator), INESC TEC, EDP CNET, Águas de Portugal, Elektro Ljubljana, Ellevio, KTH, CyberGrid, AIT, GE, DNV GL, SAP, SIM, Univ. Comillas.
DK OffshoreWake Large scale offshore wake impact on the Danish power system ForskEL (administered by EUDP) 6.879 MDKK / 6.063 MDKK 1 May 2017 - 30 Apr 2020 DTU Wind Energy, Vattenfall
DE WINSENT Verbundvorhaben: WINSENT - Realisierung und Charakterisierung einer süddeutschen Forschungsplattform für Windenergie im bergig-komplexen Gelände BMWi (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie) 10.4 M€ / 10.4 M€ Dec 2016 - May 2020 ZSW, IMK Garmisch-P., Stuttgarter Lehrstuhl für Windenergie, Eberhad Karls Uni. Tübingen, Hochschule Esslingen, TU München Windenergie
DE PROPHESY Verbundvorhaben: Prophesy - Prognoseunsicherheiten von Windenergie und Photovoltaik in zukünftigen Stromversorgungssystemen BMWi (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie) 1.02 M€ / 1.02 Mk€ Nov 2016 - Apr 2020 Uni. Kassel, Fraunhofer IEE, enercast GmbH
EU REstable Improvement of Renewables-based System Services Through Better Interaction of European Control Zones ERA Net SmartGrid Plus 3.52 M€ /           2.46 M€ 1 Apr 2016 - 18 Feb 2019 Armines, INESC, Fraunhofer, Engie, Enercon, Artelys, Hespul, Hydronext
DK CITIES Center for IT-Intelligent Energy Systems Innovation Fund Denmark 11 M€ Jan 2014- Dec 2020 DTU, Energinet, Ørsted, NREL, UCD, ENFOR, Evonet, SE, ..
NO NowWind Nowcasting for wind energy production - an integrated modelling approach The Research Council of Norway (ENERGIX) 12 MNOK / 6.3 MNOK (1.3 / 0.7 M€) 1 Jan 2016 - 1 Dec 2018 MET Norway, Windsim AS, Vestas Wind Systems AS, TrønderEnergi AS, Kjeller Vindteknikk AS
FR FOREWER Modélisation, prévision et évaluation des risques pour la production d’énergie éolienne Agence Nationale de la Recherche (French) 2160 k€ /  481 k€ 1 Oct 2014 - 31 Mar 2019 Université Paris 7, ENGIE Green, Ecole Polytechnique, EDF, RTE, CNRS
FR meteo*swift Development of a short-term wind power forecasting tool based on adaptive multi-agent systems and ensemble weather forecasts FEDER EU funding & Occitania French region ~1 M€ / ~500 k€ Mar 2016 - Mar 2018 meteo*swift, National Weather Research Center (part of Météo-France), Toulouse Computer Science Research Institute
DK  [link] IEA Wind Task 36 Forecasting Danish Consortium EUDP (nationally Danish) 2.72 MDKK /  1.83 MDKK Jan 2016 - Dec 2018 DTU Wind Energy, DTU Elektro, DTU Compute, DMI, ENFOR, DNV GL, WEPROG, Vestas, Energinet.dk
US IEA Task on Development & Use of Probabilistic Forecasts for Wind Energy Department of Energy USA $22,732 Sep 2016 - Sep 2017 NREL
DE ORKA2 Optimierung von Ensembleprognosen regenerativer Einspeisung für den Kürzestfristbereich am Anwendungsbeispiel der Netzsicherheitsrechnungen und der Strombelastbarkeitsprognosen BMWi (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie) 501 k€ / 501 k€ Jan 2016 - Dec 2018 Deutscher Wetterdienst, energy & meteo systems, 50hertz, avacon
US WFIP 2 (alternate link) Second Wind Forecast Improvement Project U.S. Department of Energy $17M USD /  $17M USD 1 Oct 2015 - 30 Sep 2018 Vaisala, NOAA/ESRL, NOAA/ARL, NOAA/NWS, Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NREL, PNNL
EU EoCoE Energy oriented Centre of Excellence EU Horizon2020 ~5.5 M€ / ~1.4 M€ Oct 2015 – Sep 2018 21 teams in 8 countries, lead by Maison de la Simulation, including Fraunhofer IWES
EU IRP Wind Integrated EU R&D efforts on wind energy EU 7th Framework Programme (Project ID: 609795) ~ 10 M€ / ~10 M€ Mar 2014 – Feb 2018 24 European teams (participants of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Joint Programme on Wind Energy) lead by DTU Wind Energy
DE PriME Innovative probabilistic methods for energy system technology German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) ~1 M€ / ~1 M€ Jan 2015 – Dec 2017 University Kassel, FH IWES, EnerginetDK, Netze BW
FR/DK HD-RESforecast High-dimensional dynamical models for improving renewable energy forecasting at distributed locations EDF 116 k€ / 65 k€ Nov 2015 - DTU Elektro, EDF
DE/CL PROREC Forecast and Optimisation of Renewable Energy in Chile BMBF (DE)/CONICYT (CL) ~400 k€ Sept. 2015 - Oct. 2019 Center for Solar and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), Universidad La Serenca (CL)
DE VORKAST Optimising the design and operation of combined power plants and storage technology using very short term wind and solar forcasts German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) 1 M€ / 1 M€ 1 Sep 2014 - 31 Aug 2017 Stuttgart Wind Energy (SWE) University of Stuttgart, Center for Solar and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)
DE WindSage Optimisation for wind power forecast for wind parks, grid nodes, control zones and Germany with machine learning methods by use of optimal combination of deterministic and probabilistic numerical weather forecasts BMWi (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie) 440 k€ Sept. 2014 - Dec. 2016 Center for Solar and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), UBIMET GmbH
DE IMOWEN Securely integrating wind farm clusters in the grid German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) ~1.6 M€ / ~1.4 M€ Aug 2014 – July 2017 FH IWES, Avacon, Senvion
DE SMART GRID SOLAR Bavarian ministry for economy, EU infrastructure fund "Investments for the future" 10 M€ / 6.3 M€ 2012 - 2018 Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE), 3 Fraunhofer institutes,  9 other partners and WEPROG
DK X-WiWa Extreme winds and waves for offshore turbines ForskEL (PSO) 5.96 MDKK / 5.4 MDKK 1 Jun 2013 - 2017 DTU Wind Energy, DHI, Uni Research, Bergen University
DE EWeLiNE Erstellung innovativer Wetter- und Leistungsprognosemodelle für die Netzintegration wetterabhängiger Energieträger Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie 7.06 M€ / 6.5 M€ Dec 2012 - Feb 2017 Fraunhofer IWES, DWD, Amprion, TenneT, 50Hertz
DE PerduS Photovoltaikertragsreduktion durch Saharastaub BMWi (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie) 962 k€ / 962 k€ Nov 2012 - Feb 2017 Deutscher Wetterdienst, KIT, meteocontrol
DK PSO Radar@Sea Radar@Sea PSO ForskEL 10226 1.1 M€ / 723 k€ 1 Oct 2009 - 31 Mar 2013 DTU Compute, DTU Wind Energy, DHI, Ørsted, Vattenfall
EU SafeWind Multi-scale data assimilation, advanced wind modeling and forecasting with emphasis to extreme weather situations for a secure large-scale wind power integration EU 7th Framework Programme (FP7-ENERGY, Project ID: 213740) 5.6 M€ / 3.98 M€ 1 Sep 2008 - 31 Aug 2012 Armines, DTU, Risø, Uni Oldenburg, ENFOR, Overspeed, CENER, Energinet.dk and 13 other partners including TERI (IN) and CSIRO (AU)
DK DEWEPS Development and Evaluation of a new wind profile theory with an Ensemble Prediction System Danish PSO Fund 480 k€ / 180 k€ 1 Apr 2009 - 31 Dec 2011 WEPROG
EU ANEMOS.plus Advanced Tools for the Management of Electricity Grids with Large-Scale Wind Generation EU 6th Framework Programme (Project ID: 38692) 5.7 M€ / 2.6 M€ 1 Jan 2008 - 30 Jun 2011 Armines, DTU, Risø, ENFOR, Overspeed, CENER, INESC, and 14 other partners
DE RAVE Research at Alpha Ventus - Grid Integration of offshore wind farms BMU, German ministry for the Environment 5 M€ (60-80% funded) 2008 - 2011 Fraunhofer IWES, Forwind - University Oldenburg, Deutscher Wetterdienst, WEPROG
DK HREnsembleHR High-resolution Ensemble for Horns Reef Danish PSO Fund (Contract No. 2006-1-6387) 700 k€ / 400 k€ 1 Apr 2006 - 31 Dec 2009 WEPROG, DTU IMM, DTU Risø, Fraunhofer IWES, DONG Energy, Vattenfall
EU POW'WOW Prediction of Waves, Wakes and Offshore Wind EU 6th Framework Programme (Project ID 19898) 1.05 M€ / 1.05 M€ 1 Oct 2005 - 30 Mar 2009 Risø, DTU, Armines, CENER, Uni Oldenburg, Fraunhofer IWES, and 8 other partners including UFPE (BR)
DK PSO-IntelligentPrognosis Intelligent prognosis systems for wind power PSO ForskEL  4101 (Ens. journal number 79029-0001) 452 k€ / 277.5 k€ 1 May 2004 - 31 Apr 2007 DTU IMM, Risø DTU, Elsam, Energi E2, Ramløse-EDB
EU ANEMOS Development of a next generation wind resource forecasting system for the large-scale integration of onshore and offshore wind farms EU 5th Framework Programme (Project ID: ENK5-CT-2002-00665) 4.3 M€ / 2.5 M€ 1 Oct 2002 - 30 Sep 2006 Armines, DTU, Uni Oldenburg, CENER, IASA, and 16 others from TSOs to meteorologists
DK PSO-ForbedrVKF Improved wind power prediction in connection with stochastic optimization of electricity systems PSO ForskEL 5766 119 k€ / 108 k€ 1 Jul 2005 - 31 Dec 2006 DTU IMM, Risø,  Energinet.dk, DONG Energy
DK PSO-Ensemble Wind power prediction by ensemble forecasting PSO ForskEL FU2101 684 k€ / 406 k€ 1 Jun 2002 - 30 Jun 2005 Risø, DTU IMM, DMI, E2, SEAS, Elsam
EU CleverFarm Advanced management and surveillance of wind farms ERK-CT-1999-00006 833 k€ / 488 k€ 1 Apr 2000 - 30 Sep 2003 Risø, RES, DMI, University of Oldenburg, SEAS, ISET, Gram & Juhl
DK Vindmøllepark Produktionsprediktor EFP99 - Jnr 1363/99-0017 767 k€ / 701 k€ 1999 - 2002 Risø, DTU IMM, SEAS, Elkraft System, ELSAM, Eltra, E2
EU Short-DE Short-term prediction of regional wind power production JOR3-CT98-0272 1 July 1998 - 31 Dec 1999 Risø, Uni Oldenburg, FH Magdeburg
EU Implementing STP at Utilities Implementing short term prediction at utilities JOR3-CT95-0008 1 Jan 1996 - 31 Dec 1998 Risø, DMI, DTU IMM, Elkraft Power Company, Jysk-Fynske Elsamarbejde, National Observatory of Athens
EU Short term prediction of local wind conditions JOUR-0091-MB(C ) 1 Sept 1990 - 31 May 1993 Risø, DMI, Rutherford Appleton Laboratories
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