Why Do IEA Wind Tasks Need Approval?
Task 32 is one of several Tasks that are supported by the International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Wind TCP). Because of the high impact that Tasks have and the amount of work that they coordinate and leverage internationally, the Tasks have to be approved by the Executive Committee (ExCo) of IEA Wind before they start, and then re-evaluated every three years. The ExCo is a group of national representatives who are experts in the field of wind energy; as a result, the approval - and re-approval of a Task every 3 years - means that they think a Task provides value and impact. Task 32 started running in 2013. The first phase ran through to the end of 2015, and the second ran from January 1 2016 and will end in December 2018.
Our Plans For 2019-2021
On October 18th we presented the results from the last year and our plans for the next three years to IEA Wind at the ExCo meeting in Washington D.C. Those plans will take us from January 2019 to the end of December 2021, and include:
- Continuing with the workshop format
- Continue to focus on implementation through Recommended Practices and other actionable documents and tools
- Continuing to enable technology transfer by bring the research community together with end users
- Explicitly identifying data, tools, and standards as a cross-cutting application area that we will pursue
- Close collaboration with IEA Wind Task 31 (wakebench), Task 36 (forecasting), and Task 37 (systems engineering)
- Sharing the Operating Agent role between U. Stuttgart and U. Flensburg.
We are very pleased to announce that the ExCo approved our plans, and we look forwards to working with our members to implement those plans!