Welcome to Task 30 –
Participation is open to organizations in the member countries of the IEA Wind Agreement. It is recommended that researchers actively involved with model development and load prediction participate. Participants must attend all meetings and exchange information by email net conferencing, and telecoms throughout the project. They decide on the details of the project and take part in writing the final reports. Participants agree to run cases according to inputs prescribed by committee consensus using appropriate computer simulation software. Participants may join the working group at any time if they have the approval of their country’s ExCo representative and are current with their dues in the year of entry. Participating organizations in 2010.
This task is managed by two organizations: the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the United States and Fraunhofer IWES in Germany (see Figure 1). NREL will have lead responsibility for the overall task operation including maintaining the web site, leading work package (WP) 2 floating semisubmersible foundations beginning in 2011, managing the financial and administrative accounts, and writing the final report on Phase 2. Fraunhofer will be responsible for leading Phase 1 to investigate jacket foundations beginning in 2010 and organizing the meetings and writing the reports that pertain to this research.
Figure 1 Task 30 organization