Wind power prediction project list

This list shows a large number of (mostly publically funded) research projects in short-term forecasting of wind power. The list is incomplete, as the emphasis was a) on current projects, and b) on projects collected from the Task participants. Even so, the list contains research projects from the last two decades worth 46 M€, with 32 M€ public funding, though not all of this can be attributed to forecasting (e.g. the IRP Wind or RAVE projects). 

If you have additions or comments, please send them to the operating agent, Gregor Giebel (grgi /at/

 Country Project acronym  Full title Sponsor Total / Funded budget Start - end date  Participants (IEA Task 36 members in bold)


 e-TWINS Verbundvorhaben: e-TWINS ' Ganzheitliche digitale Zwillingstechnologie für das Energiesystem BMWi (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie) 1.96 M€ / 1.96 M€  Jan 2020 - Dec 2022 TU München Windenergie, Hochschule München, ZSW, Mesh Engineering
EU Smart4RES  Next Generation Modelling and Forecasting of
Variable Renewable Generation for Large-scale Integration in Energy Systems and Markets
EU Horizon2020  4 M€ / 4 M€ 1 Nov 2019 - 30 Apr 2023 Armines, DTU, INESC TEC, EDP,  Meteo-France, emsys, DNV GL, Whiffle, Dowel, ICCS, HEDNO,  DLR
DK Flexible Energy Denmark Flexible Energy Denmark Innovation Fund Denmark + Power supply companies 6.0 M€ / 4.1 M€ 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2023 DTU, Center Denmark, AAU, SDU, AU, EWII, Konstant, Novasol, ENFOR, Eurisco, EMD International, NeoGrid, Aalborg Forsyning, TREFOR, NorthQ, Centrica, Danfoss, Tomorrow, xTel, ABB
EU   EoCoE II Energy Oriented Center of Excellence : toward exascale for energy EU Horizon2020  9.2M€ 1.1.2019-31.12.2021 18 teams in 7 countries including Fraunhofer IEE
DK  [link] IEA Wind Task 36 Phase II Danish Consortium EUDP (national Danish funding), 64018-0515 500k€ / 300k€ 1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2021 DTU, ConWX, ENFOR, DNV, WEPROG, Ea Energianalyse, Energinet
DE  ParkCast Optimization of minute-scale power forecasts of offshore wind farms using long-range lidar measurements and data assimilation BMWi (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie) 1.14M€ / 1.14M€ 1 Nov 2018 - 31 Oct.2021 Stuttgart Wind Energy (SWE) at University of Stuttgart, Center for Solar and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), WEPROG (as subcontractor)
EU  EU Sysflex Pan-European system with an efficient coordinated use of flexibilities for the integration of a large European Comission
(Horizon 2020)
26 M€ / 20 M Nov 2017 - Oct 2021 AKKA, AST, CNET, Cybernetica, e-distribuzione S.p.A., EDPD, EirGrid PLC, ENERCON, Enoco, Fraunhofer IEE, ESADE, Guardtime, Helen, EURACTIV, Imperial, innogy, INESCTEC, KU Leuven, NCNR, Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne SA, PÖYRY, RSE, SIEMENS, SONI, UTartu, VTT, Uni Kassel, UCD, UPSIDE, VITO 
DE gridcast Increasing supply reliability by using flexible weather and power forecast models based on stochastic and physical hybrid methods German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) 6 M€ / 5.5 M€ Apr 2017 – Mar 2021 Fraunhofer IWES, German Weather Service, Amprion, TenneT, 50Hertz, TransnetBW, Innogy, Netze BW, EnBW, Enercon
EU  InteGrid Demonstration of INTElligent grid technologies for renewables INTEgration and INTEractive consumer participation enabling INTEroperable market solutions and INTErconnected stakeholders European Commission (Horizon 2020) 14.5 M€ / 11.3 M€


1 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2020 EDP Distribuição (Coordinator), INESC TEC, EDP CNET, Águas de Portugal, Elektro Ljubljana, Ellevio, KTH, CyberGrid, AIT, GE, DNV GL, SAP, SIM, Univ. Comillas.
DK OffshoreWake Large scale offshore wake impact on the Danish power system ForskEL (administered by EUDP) 6.879 MDKK / 6.063 MDKK 1 May 2017 - 30 Apr 2020 DTU Wind Energy, Vattenfall
NO NowWind Nowcasting for wind energy production - an integrated modelling approach The Research Council of Norway (ENERGIX) 12 MNOK / 6.3 MNOK
(1.3 / 0.7 M€)
2016 - 2019 MET Norway, Windsim AS, Vestas Wind Systems AS, TrønderEnergi AS, Kjeller Vindteknikk AS
FR FOREWER Modélisation, prévision et évaluation des risques pour la production d’énergie éolienne Agence Nationale de la Recherche (French) 2160 k€ /  481 k€ 1 Oct 2014 - 31 Mar 2019 Université Paris 7, ENGIE Green, Ecole Polytechnique, EDF, RTE, CNRS
FR meteo*swift Development of a short-term wind power forecasting tool based on adaptive multi-agent systems and ensemble weather forecasts FEDER EU funding & Occitania French region ~1 M€ / ~500 k€ Mar 2016 - Mar 2018 meteo*swift, National Weather Research Center (part of Météo-France), Toulouse Computer Science Research Institute
DK  [link] IEA Wind Task 36 Forecasting Danish Consortium EUDP (nationally Danish) 2.72 MDKK /  1.83 MDKK Jan 2016 - Dec 2018 DTU Wind Energy, DTU Elektro, DTU Compute, DMI, ENFOR, DNV GL, WEPROG, Vestas,
US IEA Task on Development & Use of Probabilistic Forecasts for Wind Energy Department of Energy USA $22,732  Sep 2016 - Sep 2017 NREL
DE ORKA2 Optimierung von Ensembleprognosen regenerativer Einspeisung für den Kürzestfristbereich am Anwendungsbeispiel der Netzsicherheitsrechnungen und der Strombelastbarkeitsprognosen BMWi (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie) 501 k€ / 501 k€  Jan 2016 - Dec 2018

Deutscher Wetterdienst, energy & meteo systems, 50hertz, avacon

US WFIP 2 (alternate link) Second Wind Forecast Improvement Project U.S. Department of Energy $17M USD $17M USD 1 Oct 2015 - 30 Sep 2018 Vaisala, NOAA/ESRL, NOAA/ARL, NOAA/NWS, Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NREL, PNNL
EU EoCoE Energy oriented Centre of Excellence EU Horizon2020

~5.5 M€ / ~1.4 M€

Oct 2015 – Sep 2018 21 teams in 8 countries, lead by Maison de la Simulation, including Fraunhofer IWES
EU IRP Wind Integrated EU R&D efforts on wind energy EU 7th Framework Programme (Project ID: 609795) ~ 10 M€ / ~10 M€ Mar 2014 – Feb 2018 24 European teams (participants of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Joint Programme on Wind Energy) lead by DTU Wind Energy
DE PriME Innovative probabilistic methods for energy system technology German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) ~1 M€ / ~1 M€ Jan 2015 – Dec 2017 University Kassel, FH IWES, EnerginetDK, Netze BW
FR/DK HD-RESforecast High-dimensional dynamical models for improving renewable energy forecasting at distributed locations EDF

116 k€ / 65 k€

Nov 2015 - DTU Elektro, EDF
DE VORKAST Optimisation of design and operational management for hybrid power plants and energy storage technologies by means of wind and PV power now casting (Optimierung der Auslegung und Betriebsführung von Kombikraftwerken und Speichertechnologien mittels Kürzestfristvorhersagen der Wind- und PV-Leistung) Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology 

1 M€ / 1 M

1 Sep 2014 – 31 Oct 2017 ZSW - Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (Project lead)
SWE – Stuttgart Wind Energy @ Institute of Aircraft Design, University of Stuttgart
DE IMOWEN Securely integrating wind farm clusters in the grid German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) ~1.6 M€ / ~1.4 M€ Aug 2014 – July 2017 FH IWES, Avacon, Senvion
DE SMART GRID SOLAR Bavarian ministry for economy, EU infrastructure fund "Investments for the future" 10 M€ / 6.3 M€ 2012 - 2018 Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE), 3 Fraunhofer institutes,  9 other partners and WEPROG
PT P1 Renewable Energy Dispatch Tools China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI); State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) 2 M€ / -  1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2016 R&D NESTER (PT), REN (PT), CEPRI (CN)


X-WiWa Extreme winds and waves for offshore turbines ForskEL (PSO) 5.96 MDKK / 5.4 MDKK 1 Jun 2013 - 2017 DTU Wind Energy, DHI, Uni Research, Bergen University
DE EWeLiNE Erstellung innovativer Wetter- und Leistungsprognosemodelle für die Netzintegration wetterabhängiger Energieträger Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie 7.06 M€ / 6.5 M€  Dec 2012 - Feb 2017 Fraunhofer IWES, DWD, Amprion, TenneT, 50Hertz
DE PerduS Photovoltaikertragsreduktion durch Saharastaub BMWi (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie) 962 k€ / 962 k€ Nov 2012 - Feb 2017 Deutscher Wetterdienst, KIT, meteocontrol
EU SafeWind Multi-scale data assimilation, advanced wind modeling and forecasting with emphasis to extreme weather situations for a secure large-scale wind power integration EU 7th Framework Programme (FP7-ENERGY, Project ID: 213740) 5.6 M€ / 3.98 M€ 1 Sep 2008 - 31 Aug 2012 Armines, DTU, Risø, Uni Oldenburg, ENFOR, Overspeed, CENER, and 13 other partners including TERI (IN) and CSIRO (AU)
DK DEWEPS Development and Evaluation of a new wind profile theory with an Ensemble Prediction System Danish PSO Fund 480 k€ / 180 k€ 1 Apr 2009 - 31 Dec 2011 WEPROG
EU Advanced Tools for the Management of Electricity Grids with Large-Scale Wind Generation EU 6th Framework Programme (Project ID: 38692) 5.7 M€ / 2.6 M€ 1 Jan 2008 - 30 Jun 2011 Armines, DTU, Risø, ENFOR, Overspeed, CENER, INESC, and 14 other partners
DE RAVE Research at Alpha Ventus - Grid Integration of offshore wind farms BMU, German ministry for the Environment 5 M€ (60-80% funded) 2008 - 2011 Fraunhofer IWES, Forwind - University Oldenburg, Deutscher Wetterdienst, WEPROG
DK HREnsembleHR High-resolution Ensemble for Horns Reef  Danish PSO Fund (Contract No. 2006-1-6387)  700 k€ / 400 k€ 1 Apr 2006 - 31 Dec 2009 WEPROG, DTU IMM, DTU Risø, Fraunhofer IWES, DONG Energy, Vattenfall
EU POW'WOW Prediction of Waves, Wakes and Offshore Wind EU 6th Framework Programme (Project ID 19898) 1.05 M€ / 1.05 M€ 1 Oct 2005 - 30 Mar 2009 Risø, DTU, Armines, CENER, Uni Oldenburg, Fraunhofer IWES, and 8 other partners including UFPE (BR)
EU HONEYMOON A High resOlution Numerical wind EnergY Model for On- and Offshore forecasting using eNsemble predictions EU FP5-EESD (Project ID: ENK5-CT-2002-00606) 1.25 M€ / 892 k€ 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2004 University College Cork, DMI, E.On, Espace Eolien Developpement, EWE, I/S Eltra, INM, PowerGen Renewables, Uni Oldenburg
 EU ANEMOS Development of a next generation wind resource forecasting system for the large-scale integration of onshore and offshore wind farms EU 5th Framework Programme (Project ID: ENK5-CT-2002-00665) 4.3 M€ / 2.5 M€ 1 Oct 2002 - 30 Sep 2006 Armines, DTU, Uni Oldenburg, CENER, IASA, and 16 others from TSOs to meteorologists
 DK ForbedrVKF Improved wind power prediction in connection with stochastic optimization of electricity systems
PSO ForskEL 5766
119 k€ / 108 k€ 1 Jul 2005 - 31 Dec 2006
DTU IMM, Risø,, DONG Energy
 DK PSO-Ensemble Wind power prediction by ensemble forecasting
PSO ForskEL FU2101 684 k€ / 406 k€
1 Jun 2002 - 30 Jun 2005 Risø, DTU IMM, DMI, E2, SEAS, Elsam
 EU CleverFarm Advanced management and surveillance of wind farms European Commission, ERK-CT-1999-00006  833 k€ / 488 k€ 1 Apr 2000 - 30 Sep 2003 Risø, RES, DMI, University of Oldenburg, SEAS, ISET, Gram & Juhl
Vindmøllepark Produktionsprediktor EFP99 - Jnr 1363/99-0017
767 k€ / 701 k€
1999 - 2002 Risø, DTU IMM, SEAS, Elkraft System, ELSAM, Eltra, E2
 EU Short-DE Short-term prediction of regional wind power production
European Commission, JOR3-CT98-0272
  1 July 1998 - 31 Dec 1999 Risø, Uni Oldenburg, FH Magdeburg
 EU   Implementing short term prediction at utilities European Commission, JOR3-CT95-0008   1 Jan 1996 - 31 Dec 1998
Risø, DMI, DTU IMM, Elkraft Power Company, Jysk-Fynske Elsamarbejde, National Observatory of Athens
 EU   Short term prediction of local wind conditions
European Commission, JOUR-0091-MB(C)   1 Sept 1990 - 31 May 1993
Risø, DMI, Rutherford Appleton Laboratories
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