IEA Wind TCP Task 36 focuses on improving the value of wind energy forecasts by improving meteorological wind speed forecasts and power conversion steps usually done by forecast vendors, as well as facilitating better use of the forecasts. The Task brings together experts from all aspects of the forecasting chain to develop documentation and standards that can take power industry to the next level.
Work Package 1, led by Helmut Frank of Deutscher Wetterdienst and Will Shaw from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, aims to improve Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models.
Work Package 2 analyzes the predictability and uncertainty of power forecasting models, and establishes a good practice for benchmarking. This section is led by Bri-Mathias Hodge and Caroline Draxl of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Pierre Pinson and Jakob Messner of the Technical University of Denmark.
Work Package 3 disseminates research results and documentation. Its objective is to help end-users in optimize forecasting processes and incorporate probabilistic forecast information into the operational processes. It is led by Georges Kariniotakis of MINES ParisTech and Corinna Möhrlen of WEPROG.