International Energy Agency (External organisation)

Activity: MembershipMembership of research networks or expert groups

Description

The purpose of the proposed IEA Wind Task is to coordinate international research and development in the field of hybrid wind power plants. Technology to be considered within this Task will cover a broad range but will focus on design and operation of wind based hybrid power plants. By gathering ongoing research results as well as state-of-the-art industrial practices, we aim to create an overview of best practices on hybrid plant design, operation, and regulation. We will explore how uncertainties affect the performance and potential for adopting hybrid power plants. Specifically, the aim is to support the strategic initiatives of IEA Wind TCP by:

Maximizing the value of wind energy in systems and markets by increasing the capacity of hybrid power plants and the ability to play a role in grid services.
Accelerating the development and deployment of hybrid power plants in various markets across the globe through availability of data, advanced models and tools, and test methods.
Determine viability of other end-use products powered by wind-based hybrid power plants including electricity, hydrogen, desalination, carbon capture, and other renewable-based alternative fuels.
Foster collaborative research and the exchange of best practices and data by developing benchmarks and best practices for realistic hybrid power plants and ensuring easy access to the most up-to-date knowledge, algorithms, and ideas for hybrid power plants.

The task is aimed at the Advanced Technology priority area, but also affects Resource and Site Characterization by making flow conditions controllable and Energy Systems with High Amounts of Wind, and other resources such as solar, by making power production more controllable, predictable and dispatchable. The result is guidance for the industry, lawmakers, regulators and researchers on the current modeling efforts, control/optimization approaches, requirements, test and standards, impediments to adoption, future directions and expected benefits of hybrid power plants.
PeriodMar 20222027
Held atInternational Energy Agency, France
Degree of RecognitionInternational