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IEA Wind TCP January Newsletter

By Cezanne Murphy-Levesque posted Feb 15, 2018 21:38

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Key Takeaways from IEA Wind ExCo 80 in Mexico – Nov 2017

The Centro Mexicano de Innovación en Energía Eólica (CEMIE Eólico) hosted the 80th IEA Wind Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) Executive Committee meeting in Huatulco, Mexico.

This newsletter highlights several topics from that meeting: Mexico’s thriving wind power markets; ambitious wind power cost reduction targets; exciting new national R&D programs and test facilities; grid integration challenge improvements; wind power deployment advances; and examples of how collaborative IEA Wind research tasks complement national R&D.

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Also in this issue:

New Tasks and Task Extensions

Several Tasks have been recently approved or extended. Interested experts should contact their IEA Wind TCP member, the Task Operating Agent (visit Task websites at, or the IEA Wind Secretariat ( for more information on joining a Task.
  • Task 25 Design and Operation of Power systems with Large Amounts of Wind Power - extended
  • Task 28 Social Acceptance of Wind Energy Projects - extended
  • Task 29 Aerodynamics - extended
  • Task 39 Quiet Wind Turbine Technology - new
  • Task 40 Downwind Turbine Technology - new

Library - Recent Publications and Tools from IEA Wind

Full listing of recent reports and tools published through the IEA Wind TCP, as well as a preview of upcoming task activities, reports.

Calendar – IEA Wind TCP Task Meetings

See upcoming task meetings. Task meetings are open to Task participants, please contact the Task Operating Agent if you are interested in participating in one of our collaborative research tasks.

IEA Wind Launches Updated Website at 

The IEA Wind TCP is very pleased to announce the official launch of this brand-new website and collaborative platform.  This site makes vital information on the TCP and research Tasks available to the public; it also provides task participants with a centralized space to foster exchanges, share content, and stay informed on what's going on at the TCP.

You are invited be a member of our online community, through which you can post questions, respond to discussions, and view documents pertinent to your research activities.