Welcome to Task 30 –
The operating agents (OAs) and the participants will work together to complete the work plan developed for the task. Each participant will complete a portion of the research and share it with the group. Often the work of participants is part of their larger national research program. In the course of doing the project, experts exchange information with other institutions in different countries and so there will be peripheral benefits to each of those institutions. Over the three years of the project, the combined support of all participants is estimated at 15 person-years of research labor.
New participants within member countries are welcome, but must be approved by their IEA Wind representative (see Participation).
The work has been organized into two phases that have discrete tasks for each contributor. The members meet about two times per year. The OAs will also arrange webcast meetings about once every one to two months. Following the completion of each work package, the participants, led by the OA (Fraunhofer for Phase 1 and NREL for Phase 2), will write and publish a technical paper or report on the results. Participants are free to also publish these results in academic journals. Progress reports to the IEA Wind ExCo meetings will be delivered semiannually by a representative from the task.