IRP WIND - Integrated Research Programme on Wind Energy

  • Dates: March 2014 – March 2018
  • Project website: http://www.irpwind.eu/
  • Leader: DTU DANMARKS
  • Grant agreement number: 609795
  • Financied by

DESCRIPTION

IRPWIND is an integrated research programme that combines strategic research projects and support activities within the field of Wind Energy, with the aim of leveraging the long term European research potential. The concept behind this programme is built on the success of existing initiatives supporting the SET Plan Agenda such as the European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme on Wind Energy, whose organizational structure and participation is mirrored in this consortium.

IRPWIND moves beyond the delivery of research projects and integrates capacities and resources around the development of high risk technologies, allowing Europe to maintain its global competitive leading position in terms of research excellence and implementation of wind power technologies. Several technical and collaborative gaps, currently hampering the next generation of wind energy technologies, have been identified. It is these gaps that IRPWIND now proposes to bridge, with a team that gathers 24 partners and the critical mass of research performers within wind energy across Europe. Besides the research needs identified, the analysis showed a current emphasis on short to medium term research and demonstration, whereas IRPWIND clearly focuses on the medium to long term research.

Openness of the programme is achieved through the implementation of 2 pilot funding schemes: one promoting mobility of experienced researchers and other accommodating shared use of infrastructures to carry out experiments at multiple facilities all over Europe. IRPWIND will provide a European added value by promoting joint collaborative projects and overall reinforcement of research excellence, in a sector which will be key to Europe’s sustainability and economic growth. The ultimate goal of IRPWIND it to accelerate the route to market for breakthrough innovations, and ultimately to contribute to reaching the ambitious European objectives for wind energy generation towards 2050.

OBJECTIVES

The aim of the IRPWIND is to foster better integration of European research activities in the field of wind energy research with the aim of accelerating the transition towards a low-carbon economy and maintain and increase European competitiveness. The IRPWIND is expected to both benefit existing priority settings as well as to improve the quality and implementation of future priority settings through the coordinating effect on the research communities. An objective is to integrate the various capacities and resources in the joint research activities in the IRP with other ongoing European and National projects carried out by IRPWIND partners and/or other EERA JP Wind members.

The IRPWIND and EERA joint programme on wind energy provides the strategic leadership for the medium to long term research to support the European Industrial Initiative on Wind Energy in the framework of the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan and provides added value through:

  • Strategic leadership of the underpinning research
  • Joint prioritisation of research tasks and infrastructure
  • Alignment of European and national research efforts
  • Execution of coordinated and structured research in medium to long-term programmes
  • Coordination with industry, and Sharing of knowledge and research infrastructure.The aim of the IRPWIND is to foster better integration of European research activities in the field of wind energy research with the aim of accelerating the transition towards a low-carbon economy and maintain and increase European competitiveness. The IRPWIND is expected to both benefit existing priority settings as well as to improve the quality and implementation of future priority settings through the coordinating effect on the research communities. An objective is to integrate the various capacities and resources in the joint research activities in the IRP with other ongoing European and National projects carried out by IRPWIND partners and/or other EERA JP Wind members.

CIRCE'S ROLE

  • CIRCE will design a frequency controller for wind turbines in a Wind Power Plant Cluster.
  • CIRCE also will establish how this control is going to be coordinated bearing in mind the high response time at the WPP/WPPC controllers to facilitate their efficient contribution to power system frequency control

PARTNERS