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Map_2016.pngApproximately 84% of the total worldwide wind power capacity (413 GW, 2016), and all of the world’s offshore wind capacity, currently resides in the 22 countries participating in the International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Wind TCP). Illustrating wind energy’s significance in IEA Wind member countries, Portugal met 100% of its electricity needs in February and November of 2016 and Denmark met an average of 38% of its electrical needs with wind-generated electricity throughout that year.

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IEA Wind TCP News

  • Posted in: IEA Wind News

    Download the IEA Wind TCP Newsletter now 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 ...

  • Posted in: IEA Wind News

    What is the impact of different wind turbine technologies on the value of wind power in Europe? Ea Energy Analyses, together with the working group of IEA Wind TCP Task 26, has analyzed the effects of advanced wind turbine designs on the European power system. The study focuses on the market value of wind and total system costs arising from different combinations of wind turbine hub height and specific power. The ongoing transformation of the power system increases the importance of integrating ...

  • Posted in: IEA Wind News

    IEA Wind TCP Publishes Recommended Practices for Floating LiDAR Systems Floating LiDAR systems (FLS) have emerged as wind resource assessment tools for offshore wind farms, with the potential for greatly reduced installation costs compared to fixed met masts in some cases. The challenges that FLS face and have to overcome to be considered as effective wind measurement options can broadly be grouped in two categories: The movement of the sea imparting motion on the LiDAR, and the subsequent ...

  • Posted in: IEA Wind News

    IEA Wind TCP 2016 Annual Report Highlights from the IEA Wind TCP global network advancing wind energy development In 2016, 54 GW of new wind power capacity were installed worldwide and wind-generated electricity met 4% of the world’s electricity demand. Wind power system performance and reliability continued to improve throughout the year, and costs proved even more competitive with record low tenders during the year. Approximately 84% of the total worldwide wind power capacity (413 ...

Expert Discussions

  • In this publication EirGrid  introduced scenario planning into our grid development process as a way of ensuring the electricity grid continues to support Ireland's economic growth and expanding population in the face of an uncertain future. There are ... More

  • ​ NREL Releases Open-Source Version of Control-Oriented Wind Farm Model National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers recently released an update to their control-oriented engineering wake model code, FLOw Redirection and Induction ... More

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    Job Vacancies in IWEA

    Dear members of The Irish Wind Energy Research Network, Read below the message of Dr. David Connolly, CEO of Irish Wind Energy Association; "Hi,  We are currently looking to fill a number of positions in IWEA, including: Head of Policy Head ... More

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