Task 41 Work Plan and Objectives

IEA Wind Task 41 Work Plan and Objectives


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.

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Support for expanded learning and the integration of distributed wind into evolving electricity systems.


No

WP

Sub-WP

Lead Organizations

Milestones

WP0

Management and coordination

Technical and administrative management

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

M1, M2

WP1

 

 

Progression of distributed wind technology design standards for small and mid-size wind turbines to allow for accelerated innovation and improved consumer confidence

Wind turbine standards assessment

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

M3

 

 

Compendium of standards recommendations

 

 M4

WP2

 

Development of data information catalog for distributed wind research

Data catalog specification

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

M5

 

 

Data catalog development

 

M6

WP3 Support of expanded learning and the integration of distributed wind into evolving electricity systems Microgrids and distributed grids National Renewable Energy Laboratory M7, M8
WP4 Outreach and expanded collaboration of ongoing R&D activities to address challenges associated with distributed wind technologies International Energy Agency collaboration and outreach

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

M9
General outreach and communication n/a

WP5

Distributed wind innovation and downscaling of utility-scale technology

Research collaboration on innovation to reduce the LCOE of distributed wind technology

CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas)

 M10