IEA Wind Energy Systems (Wind TCP)

The mission of the Wind TCP is to stimulate co-operation on wind energy research and development and to provide high quality information and analysis to member governments and commercial sector leaders. The focus lies on technology development and deployment, as well as market and policy instruments.

Short Description

The Wind TCP was founded in 1977 and offers member countries the opportunity to exchange information on the planning and implementation of wind energy projects and to carry out cooperative research and development projects - so-called tasks or annexes.

Currently, 23 partners from 21 nations are represented in the IEA Wind TCP. These partners form a global network of researchers and policy experts focused on the transfer of expertise from current technology research and practical application to overcome the barriers to further wind energy deployment.

Currently, the following tasks are in progress in an international context:

  • Task 11 Base Technology Exchange
  • Task 19 Wind Energy in Cold Climates
  • Task 25 Design and Operation of Energy Systems with Large Amounts of Variable Generation
  • Task 26 Cost of Wind Energy
  • Task 28 Social Acceptance of Wind Energy Projects
  • Task 29 Analysis of Aerodynamic Measurements
  • Task 30 Offshore Code Comparison Collaboration
  • Task 31 International Wind Farm Flow Modelling and Evaluation Framework (WAKEBENCH)
  • Task 32 Wind Lidar Systems for Wind Energy Deployment
  • Task 34 Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects (WREN)
  • Task 36 Forecasting
  • Task 37 Systems Engineering
  • Task 39 Quiet Wind Turbine Technology
  • Task 40 Downwind Turbine Technologies
  • Task 41 Enabling Wind Power to Contribute to a Distributed Wind Energy Future
  • Task 42 Lifetime Extension Assessment
  • Task 43 Digitalization of Wind Energy
  • Task 44 Flow Farm Control
  • Task 45 Enabling the Recycling of Wind Turbine Blades
  • Task 46 Erosion of Wind Turbine Blades
  • Task 47 Innovative Aerodynamic Experiments and Simulations on Wind Turbines in Turbulent Inflow
  • Task 48 Airborne Wind Energy

The Wind TCP summarizes the activities of the member countries and research collaborations in an annual report. This report can be downloaded from the IEA Wind TCP homepage free of charge.

Ongoing Tasks

Completed Tasks


Publications are available on the German part of the website.


Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, South Korea, USA, UK, Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA), WindEurope

Contact Address

ExCo Delegate:

Christine Promok, MSc
Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie (BMK)
Sektion III – Innovation und Technologie
Abteilung 3 – Energie- und Umwelttechnologien
Radetzkystraße 2
A-1030 Wien
Tel.: +43 664 887 42 408


DI Andreas Krenn
Heiligenstatt 24, 5211 Friedburg, Austria
Tel.: +43 7746 28212 - 17