Integrated research programme in the field of wind energy (IRPWIND)

Project objective

The aim of the IRPWIND is to foster better integration of European wind energy research activities with the aim of accelerating the transition towards a low-carbon economy and maintain and increase European competitiveness. IRPWIND focusses on three main research aspects. The first one is the optimization of wind farms through the validation of integrated design models. The second one is the reduction of the uncertainty in order to increase efficiency and reliability of future wind turbines. The last one is the transformation of the energy supply system.

Expected outcome

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.

Contributing organizations

  • 1-TECH
  • Aalborg University
  • National Renewable Energy Centre
  • Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas
  • Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • ECN part of TNO
  • ForWind – University of Hanover Electric Power Systems
  • ForWind – University of Oldenburg
  • IWES Fraunhofer
  • Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Stiftelsen for industriell og teknisk forskning MARINTEK
  • Marmara Research Center Energy Institute
  • University of Strathclyde
  • Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
  • Knowledge Centre WMC Full scale blade testing