This proposed Task aimed to assist in the development of new markets for wind power, especially in non-OECD countries. It was considered potentially useful for forming policies and plans in countries where the demand for electricity was growing, as well as in places where there was a need to tap sustainable, indigenous energy sources (like wind power) that do not require the use of expensive, imported, or environmentally-sensitive fossil fuels.
The IEA Wind TCP Executive Committee recognized a need for work in the area of market acceleration and approved this Task in 2002. However, it was put on hold, as only two countries decided to join the Task and it was agreed that broader representation was needed for the Task to be effective.
Work on starting this Task was deferred, pending the outcome of discussions at the IEA headquarters regarding a possible new implementing agreement on this topic. Work on Task 22 was also deferred because no general agreement was reached on how to approach and pay for the work.