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The new IEA Wind Task 36 on Wind Power Forecasting

Abstract : Wind power forecasts have been used operatively for over 20 years. Despite this fact, there are still several possibilities to improve the forecasts, both from the weather prediction side and from the usage of the forecasts. The new International Energy Agency (IEA) Task on Forecasting for Wind Energy tries to organise international collaboration, among national weather centres with an interest and/or large projects on wind forecast improvements (NOAA, DWD, …), operational forecaster and forecast users. The Task is divided in three work packages: Firstly, a collaboration on the improvement of the scientific basis for the wind predictions themselves. This includes numerical weather prediction model physics, but also widely distributed information on accessible datasets. Secondly, we will be aiming at an international pre-standard (an IEA Recommended Practice) on benchmarking and comparing wind power forecasts, including probabilistic forecasts. This WP will also organise benchmarks, in cooperation with the IEA Task WakeBench. Thirdly, we will be engaging end users aiming at dissemination of the best practice in the usage of wind power predictions.
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Gregor Giebel, Joël Cline, Helmut Franck, Will Shaw, Bri-Mathias Hodge, et al.. The new IEA Wind Task 36 on Wind Power Forecasting. 3rd International Conference Energy & Meterology - ICEM 2015, Jun 2015, Boulder, Colorado, United States. ⟨hal-01256320⟩



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