Task 41 will be managed according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Implementing Agreement for Co-operation in the Research and Development of Wind Energy Systems (IEA Wind) Work Plan Task 41: Enabling Wind to Contribute to a Distributed Energy Future
. The Operating Agent will lead the effort and will ensure that the technical objectives and deliverables outlined in this Work Plan are achieved and will facilitate ongoing technical communication among the Work Plan leaders and the IEA Wind ExCo.
Dissemination and regular liaison with the IEA Wind ExCo will be an integral part of this Work Plan. The Operating Agent will coordinate meetings (expected in the fall and spring, to be hosted by partners) as well as interim virtual meetings of the Work Plan leads. To help facilitate expanded dialog, Task meetings may also include topic-specific expert meetings in relation to distributed wind, during which non-participating experts are invited to present and discuss topics of relevance to the distributed wind research community. The Operating Agent will also coordinate two annual meetings in collaboration with the designated meeting host.