The primary purposes of Task 24 were to conduct cooperative research concerning the generation, transmission, and economics of integrating wind and hydropower systems, and to provide a forum for information exchange. The former of these two purposes was addressed through case study projects performed at participating institutions within each member country.
The latter purpose, related to information exchange, was accomplished via a series of collaborative R&D meetings, seven of which were held: a kickoff meeting (February 2005, USA), one web meeting (June 2006) and five R&D meetings (September 2005 Switzerland, September 2006 Australia, May 2007 Italy, September 2007 Norway, and June 2008 Québec, Canada)
At the conclusion of the work plan for the task, a two volume final report was created:
Results of IEA Wind Implementing Agreement Task 24 on the Integration of Wind and Hydropower Systems
These reports summarize and present the results of the work conducted by the task participants, the important issues and analysis methods identified, and the related conclusions.
- Volume I: Issues, Impacts, and Economics of Wind and Hydropower Integration
- Volume II: Participant Case Studies