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PO083: IEA Wind Task 52 ‘Large-Scale Deployment of Wind Lidar'
Julia Gottschall, Chief Scientist and IEA Wind Task 52 Operating Agent, Fraunhofer IWES
IEA Wind Task 52, also referred to as ‘Wind Lidar' Task, will be kicked off with start 1 April 2022. It is a relaunch of Task 32, which in the last nine years supported successfully international collaboration on different wind lidar related topics and applications. In its three phases, Task 32 participants delivered two reports on recommended practices (IEA Wind RP 15 on ground-based remote sensing for wind resource assessment and RP 18 on the application of floating lidar systems) now widely accepted by the wind industry, several expert reports, scientific papers and conference contributions. Task 52 will build on these achievements but at the same time further make sure that wind lidar is used by the industry in the best way and by this support the growth of onshore and offshore wind equally. Within the Task we will work together to make wind lidar the best and preferred wind measurement tool for wind energy applications. Our vision is that in the future, using wind lidar will be easy and will bring advantages and opportunities that enable the deployment of wind energy. For this, we have specified four central themes with dedicated deliverables planned for the upcoming 4-year period of the Task. Theme 1 ‘Universal inflow characterization' has been defined with the mission of working towards tools and methodologies to get and use the best information about inflow conditions to any wind turbine, anywhere. Theme 2 ‘Replacing met masts' is on creating guidelines for the selection and use of different types of wind lidar and software for site assessment including sites in cold climate and in complex terrain. Theme 3 ‘Connecting wind lidar' will focus on helping users to improve measurements and extract value from their lidar and data by making lidar data FAIR, and will enable them to connect to an ecosystem of service provides. And finally, Theme 4 ‘Accelerating offshore wind deployment' has the overarching aim of promoting wind lidar as a key enabling technology throughout the offshore wind project lifecycle. Besides introducing the four themes in more detail together with their respective planned deliverables, we will present the new Task's approach and methodology, particularly elaborating on the prepared Task format being composed of future public webinars, Task-specific workshops and working group actions .. all of this with the common objective of enabling the large-scale deployment of wind lidar for optimally supporting the wind industry and community.