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.


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WP

Sub-WP

Lead Organizations & Contributors

Milestones

Deliverables

WP0

Management and coordination

Technical and administrative management

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

M1, M2

D1: Task 41 distributed wind PowerPoint presentation for use by members (Spring 2019)

D2: First annual progress report (Fall 2019)

D3: Second annual progress report (Fall 2020)

D4: Third annual progress report (Fall 2021)

D5: Final Report (Fall 2022)

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 draft: Updating Domestic and International Standards for Distributed Wind Technology

M3 draft: Research Priorities: Domestic and International Standards for Distributed Wind Technology

D6: Stakeholder forum to engage wind industry around the effectiveness or modifications of current standards for small and mid-size turbines in the United States (Winter 2019)

D7: Stakeholder forum to engage wind industry around the effectiveness or modifications of current standards for small and mid-size turbines in Europe (Summer 2019)

D8: Stakeholder forum to engage wind industry around the effectiveness or modifications of current standards for small and mid-size turbines in Asia (Fall 2019)

 

 

Compendium of standards recommendations

 

 M4

D9: Report on recommendations for potential standards changes that will be used to drive additional national and international research (Winter 2020)

WP2

 

Develop data information catalog for distributed wind research

Data catalog specification

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

M5

D10: Specification of data-sharing catalog (December 2019)

 

 

Data catalog development

 

M6

D11: Development of data sharing, storage, and if needed security protocols for metadata to be stored on the platform. Specification of a potential data sharing portal that expands on the catalog (Fall 2020)

D12: Development of a data instruction guide for the distributed wind data catalog (Spring 2021)

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

D13: Summation of relevant international and defined national electrical standards, operational practices that would be applicable to distributed wind looking from the grid or microgrid perspective with a consideration of turbine size and complexity (Fall 2019)

D14: A review (based on initial work in the United States) of how distributed wind is modeled in distributed grid and microgrid systems and the availability of design tools and models; an assessment of the modeling methods used for wind energy (Fall 2019)

D15: Assessment of levels of distributed wind system control, including a classification for distributed wind control strategies for high-contribution distributed grids, including capabilities of grid support and likely data needs for future wind systems (Summer 2020)

D16: Design or best practice guide for the design of high-renewable-contribution isolated power systems (Fall 2020)

D17: State of the industry report for isolated microgrid power systems (Fall 2021)

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

D18: An IEA Wind TCP task engagement plan, including distributed wind research efforts that could be incorporated into future task proposals, allowing the consideration of distributed wind topics within other IEA Wind TPC efforts (Fall 2019)

D19: Identification of high-priority non-IEA Wind TCP stakeholders that could be a source for additional targeted engagement (Summer 2020)

General outreach and communication

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

D20: Report on potential opportunities for cost reductions in mid- and small-scale wind technology based on current LCOE-lowering technology innovations being applied to large and offshore turbine technologies (Fall 2020)