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Welcome to IEA Wind and the
Research Task Overview

Cooperative research is performed as the R&D Tasks of IEA Wind. The tasks are approved by the ExCo as Annexes to the original Implementing Agreement (as revised in 1991). These tasks are sometimes referred to by their Annex number, for example Annex 11 or Task 11. Each Task is managed by an Operating Agent organization within one of the Member Countries.

The level of effort varies for each Task. Some Tasks involve only information exchange and require each country to contribute less than 0.1 person-year of work. Other tasks involve test programs requiring several people working over two or more years to complete. Some of these R&D projects are “task shared” by each country performing a subtask; other projects are “cost shared” by each country contributing to the budget for a designated lead country to perform the work.

The technical results of Tasks are shared among participating countries. Only countries with parties interested in the outcome of a Task choose to participate by signing the Annex agreement and contributing to the work.

  Active Tasks of IEA Wind

Task 35

Task 34 Assessing Environmental Effects and Monitoring
Efforts for Offshore and Land-Based Wind Energy Systems

Task 33

Reliability Data: Standardization of Data Collection for Wind Turbine Reliability and Maintenance Analyses

Operating Agent: IWES, Germany Approved through 2014.

Web site: http://www.ieawind.org/task_33.html

Task
32

LIDAR: Wind Lidar Systems for Wind Energy Deployment

Operating Agent: ForWind, Germany Approved through 2014.

Web site: http://www.forwind.de/IEAAnnex32/

Task
31

Wakebench: Benchmarking Wind Farm Flow Models

Operating Agent: Cener, Spain Approved through 2013.

Web site: http://www.ieawind.org/task_31.html

Task 30

Offshore Code Comparison Collaboration Continuation (OC4)

Operating Agent: NREL,Tthe United States and IWES, Germany
Approved through 2012.

Web site: Task 30

Task 29

Mexnext: Analysis of
Wind Tunnel Data

Operating Agent: ECN, the Netherlands Approved through 2011.

Web site: http://www.mexnext.org

Task 28

Social Acceptance of
Wind Energy Projects

Operating Agent: ENCO Energie-Consulting AG,
Switzerland Approved through 2011.

Web site: http://www.socialacceptance.ch/

Task 27

Development and Deployment of
Small Wind Turbine Quality Labelling

Operating Agent: CIEMAT, Spain Approved through 2011

Web site: Task 27

Task 26

Cost of Wind Energy

Operating Agent: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA. Approved through 2011.

Web site: http://www.ieawind.org/Task_26.html

Task 25

Power Systems with Large Amounts of Wind Power

Operating Agent: Technical Research Center of Finland, VTT, Finland. Approved through 2011.

Web site: http://www.ieawind.org/AnnexXXV.html

Task 19

Wind Energy in Cold Climates

Operating Agent: VTT Processes, Finland. Approved thru 2011.

Web site: http://arcticwind.vtt.fi

Task 11

Base Technology Information Exchange

Operating Agent: CENER (Centro Nacional de Energías Renovables). Ongoing since 1978. Upcoming meetings are posted on the
Task 11 web site.

Web site: http://www.ieawind.org/Task_11/
Task_11_HomePage.html

 

Completed or Inactive Tasks

Task 24

Integration of Wind and Hydropower Systems

Operating Agent: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA. Approved through 2009.

Web site: http://www.ieawind.org/Annex_XXIV.shtml

Task 23

Offshore Wind Energy Technology Deployment

Operating Agent: RISØ National Laboratory, Denmark and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA. Approved through 2009.

Web site: http://www.ieawind.org/Annex_XXIII.html

Task 22

Wind energy market acceleration

Operating Agent: Department of Energy, USA. Placed on hold in 2002.

Task 21

Dynamic models of wind farms for
power system studies

Operating Agent: SINTEF Energy Research, Norway. Completed 2007.

Task 21 Final Report

Web site: http://www.energy.sintef.no/wind/IEA.asp

Task 20

Horizontal axis wind turbine aerodynamics (HAWT) and models from wind tunnel measurements

Operating Agent: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA. Completed in 2007.

Task 20 Final Report

Task 18

Enhanced field rotor
aerodynamics database

Operating Agent: Netherland Energy Research Foundation (ECN). Final report published in 2002.

Task 18 Final Report

Task 17

Database on wind characteristics

Operating Agent: RISØ National Laboratory, Denmark. Completed in 2004.

Web site: http://www.winddata.com

Task 17 Final Report

Task 16

Wind turbine round robin test program

Operating Agent: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA. Completed in 2003. Final report published dated May 2004.

Final report: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/36238.pdf

Task 15

Annual review of progress in the implementation of wind energy by the member countries of the IEA

Operating Agent:  ETSU, on behalf of the United Kingdom. Completed in 2001.

Task 14

Field rotor aerodynamics

Operating Agent: Netherland Energy Research Foundation (ECN). Final report published in 1997.

Task 13

Cooperation in the development of large-scale wind systems

Operating Agent: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA. Completed in 1994. Final report published in 1995.

Task 12

Universal wind turbine for experiments (UNIWEX)

Operating Agent: Institute for Computer Applications, University of Stuttgart, Germany Completed in 1994. Final report published in 1995.

Task 10

Systems interaction

Deferred indefinitely.

Task 9

Intensified study of wind turbine wake effects

Operating Agent: UK National Power pic. Completed in 1992.

Task 8

Study of decentralised
applications for wind energy

Operating Agent: UN National Engineering Laboratory Technically completed in 1989. Final report published in 1994.

Task 7

Study of offshore WECS

Operating Agent: UK Central Electricity Generating Board. Completed 1988.

Task 6

Study of local flow at
potential WECS hill sites

Operating Agent: National Research Council of Canada. Completed 1985.

Task 5

Study of wake effects behind single turbines and in wind turbine parks

Operating Agent: ECN Netherlands Energy Research Foundation. Completed in 1984.

Task 4

Investigation of rotor stressing and smoothness of operation of large-scale wind energy
conversion systems

Operating Agent: Kernforschungsanlage Julich GmbH, Germany. Completed in 1983.

Task 3

Integration of wind power into national electricity supply systems

Operating Agent: Kernforschungsanlage Julich GmbH, Germany. Completed in 1983.

Task 2

Evaluation of wind models for wind energy siting

Operating Agent: U.S. Department of Energy. Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories. Completed in 1983.

Task 1

Environmental and meteorological aspects
of wind energy conversion systems

Operating Agent: The National Swedish Board for Energy Source Development. Completed in 1981.

 

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