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MesoWake (2014-2017)

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Submitted by Javier Sanz Rodrigo on July 2, 2015 - 5:35pm

Unified mesoscale to wind turbine wake downscaling based on an open-source model chain

MesoWake is a project sponsored by the European Commission's within an FP7 International Outgoing Marie Curie Fellowship granted to Javier Sanz Rodrigo, Senior Researcher at the National Renewable Energy Center of Spain (CENER). The outgoing phase of this fellowship, from August 2014 to July 2016, was hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the U.S. Department of Energy. The reintegration phase is back to CENER until July 2017. The project counts with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) as scientific partners.

The objective is to contribute to the development of an open-source model chain that can bridge the gap between mesoscale meteorological processes and microscale wind farm models.

IEA-Wind Task 31 WAKEBENCH 2 (2015-2018)

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Submitted by Javier Sanz Rodrigo on April 1, 2015 - 12:45pm

Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification (VV&UQ) of wind farm flow models. The purpose of the project is to improve wind farm modeling techniques and provide a forum for industrial, governmental and academic partners to develop, evaluate and improve wind farm models. While Task 31 Phase 1 was limited to the wind farm (microscale) scale, Phase 2 will extend the scope to mesoscale and near-wake modeling in order to cover all the relevant atmospheric scales related to wind power meteorology. This will allow a more comprehensive approach to the wind farm integrated design process, facilitating the exchange of knowledge among various research communities: meteorologists, resource/site wind engineers and wind farm/rotor aerodynamicists. The focus will still be placed on wind resource assessment, site suitability and wind farm design but allowing for a larger variety of modeling approaches. Some benchmarks will also be explored in finer detail to better quantify the uncertainty of a range of models for different phenomena.       

IRPWind (2014-2018)

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Submitted by Paweł Gancarski on April 1, 2015 - 11:40am

The IRPWIND (Wind Energy Integrated Research Programme) comprises 24 partners, who are all European research institutions and universities working in the area of wind energy research. All partners are part of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Joint Programme on Wind Energy, except for The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). The IRPWIND project and the EERA JP Wind are highly interlinked in its partners, objectives, strategy and organization. In short the EERA JP Wind has been working for 4 years on voluntary basis, but with the IRPWIND project the European Commission has made it possible to accelerate the collaboration and ambitions in order to form a European Integrated Programme on Wind Energy Research.

EERA-DTOC (2012-2015)

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Submitted by Paweł Gancarski on April 1, 2015 - 11:25am

EERA-DTOC Design Tool for Offshore Wind Farm Cluster. The concept of the EERA-DTOC project is to combine this expertise in a common integrated software tool for the optimized design of offshore wind farms and wind farm clusters acting as wind power plants. The design tool includes state-of-the-art wake, yield and electrical models available in the consortium, as a plug-in architecture with the possibility for third party models to extend and enhance predictions. In order to decrease uncertainties around wind farm wake predictions, a small measurement campaign together with the new data available from the industry partners will enable better tuning, and eventually better modeling of the far-field of wind farm wakes.

More info: http://www.eera-dtoc.eu/

IEA-Wind Task 31 WAKEBENCH (2011-2014)

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Submitted by Paweł Gancarski on April 1, 2015 - 11:08am

IEA-Wind Task 31 "WAKEBENCH": Benchmarking of Wind Farm Flow Models. The main objective of this IEA Task is to provide a forum for industrial, governmental and academic partners to develop, evaluate and improve atmospheric boundary layer and wind turbine wake models for use in wind energy.

The Annex aims at defining quality-checked procedures for the simulation of wind and wakes. The working methodology is based on the benchmarking different wind and wake modeling techniques in order to identify and quantify best practices for using these models under a wide range of conditions: from onshore to offshore, from flat to complex terrain and from single wind turbines to large wind farms. These benchmarks involve model intercomparison versus experimental data.

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