Annual General Meeting 2024


Annual General Meeting 2024

June 17th-19th 2024, Rapperswil, Switzerland

Our Annual General Meeting 2024 will take place at the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil (OST), Switzerland, in the room 4.112 in Building 4 on the Campus (Oberseestrasse 10, 8640 Rapperswil, Switzerland). You can reach the campus via direct train from Zurich main station to Rapperswil, which run six times an hour (the train numbers S5 and S15 take 37 minutes, S7 takes 41 minutes).  There are regular trains from Zurich Airport to Zurich main station (8-12 minutes). Find a connection here. At Rapperswil train station, follow signs to "HSR Hochschule" and once on campus, you'll find a campus map with Building 4 marked. Go up the main stairs in Building 4 to find the room 4.112.

We strongly encourage in-person participation at our beautiful campus; however, online participation is also possible.


Monday, June 17th: Task progress day

The main aim of this day is to discuss progress of the activities with IEA Wind Task 43, to get to know each other, and to work on concrete problems together, based around the working groups.

08:30 - 09:00 Arrival and coffee

09:00 - 09:10 Welcome; Knut Siercks Head of Department Technik, OST

09:10 - 09:15 Introduction to IEA Wind TCP; Ignacio Marti (DTU Wind, DK) 

09:15 - 09:30 Overall Task update; Sarah Barber and Shawn Sheng, IEA Wind Task 43 Operating Agents

09:30 - 10:30 Panel discussion "A roadmap for digital maturity in wind energy", moderated by Shawn Sheng (NREL, USA); Speakers include Tom Clark (Octue, UK), Dimitrios Kyritsis (EPFL, CH), Rupp Carriveau (University of Windsor, CA)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break 

11:00 - 12:00 Working Group 1 update and workshop; Sarah Barber

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 - 14:30 Working Group 2&3 update and workshop; Sarah Barber

14:30 - 15:30 Working Group 4 update and workshop; Shawn Sheng

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break 

16:00 - 17:00 Small groups - opportunities and challenges of WG overlaps 

18:00 Dinner in Rapperswil , tbd

Tuesday, June 18th: Digital skills day 

This day will focus on digital skills and wind energy. We will carry out workshops and discussions on the topic of digital skills, and how this relates to IEA Wind Task 43. 

08:30 - 09:00 Arrival and coffee

09:00 - 09:30 Introduction and panel discussion: "What are digital skills and why are they important for the wind energy sector?" with Nikolay Dimitrov (DTU Wind, DK), Helena Solman (University of Wageningen, NL), Lisa Kortmann (OST, CH), Mariana Batista (WindEurope, BE) and Clara Wrede (Digital Switzerland, CH)

09:30 - 10:30 Skills and demo workshop 1: culture, collaboration, communication and diversity; Helena Solman (University of Wageningen, NL); Olaf Zimmermann (OST, CH); Stefan Kammhuber (OST, CH), Eva Granwehr (OST, CH)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break 

11:00 - 12:00 Skills and demo workshop 2: JSON schema and data services; Stephen Holleran (Brightwind, IE); Tom Clark (Octue, UK) 

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 - 14:00 Skills and demo workshop 2 continued

14:00 - 15:00 Skills and demo workshop 3: 101 for ontologies and knowledge graphs; Jean-Paul Calbimonte, (HES-SO , CH); Yuriy Marykovskiy, OST (CH); Faiz Sulaiman (Microsoft, NO)

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break 

15:30 - 16:00 Skills and demo workshop 3 continued

16:00 - 16:30 DigiWind survey workshop; Nikolay Dimitrov (DTU Wind, DK)

16:30 - 17:00 Summary "Digital skills and IEA Wind Task 43" and closing 

Wednesday, June 19th: WeDoWind day 

WeDoWind is a framework for bringing asset owners together with researchers and model developers in a "win-win" situation, whereby asset owners get easy access to state-of-the-art data analytics and model developers get access to relevant asset data to train and validate their models. This day will involve a panel discussion, workshops and challenge-solving exercises. NEW - We will be announcing a new data set and challenge provided by Apex Clean Energy!

08:30 - 09:00 Arrival and coffee

09:00 - 09:30 Introduction to WeDoWind; Sarah Barber

09:30 - 10:00 Panel discussion "Data-related challenges and opportunities in wind farm operations" with Charlie Plumley (Glenmont Partners, UK); Lewis Armistead (Apex Clean Energy, USA); Phil Bradstock (Bitbloom, UK) ; Christian Jonsson (KUDO Software, UK), Agota Greičiūnienė  (Ignitis, LT)

10:00 - 10:30 "Working with WeDoWind" workshop

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break 

11:00 - 12:00 New challenge announcement, including introduction to using ENTR; Lewis Armistead, Apex Clean Energy (USA)

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 - 16:30 Challenge-solving workshops

1. The Apex Clean Energy FAIR Information Model for Wind Turbine SCADA Data (Lewis Armistead)

2. The ODE Yaw Misalignment Challenge (Charlie Plumley)

3. Expanding WeDoWind to a holistic open innovation wind energy ecosystem (Sarah Barber, Helena Solman)

16:30 - 17:00 The future of WeDoWind; with inspiration from Charlie Henderson, Stacker Group (USA)

17:00 - 17:15 Reflection of event and closing

17:15 - 18:00 Drinks and closing

Informal dinner


You can register for all three days or individual days only using the form below. Participation fees are voluntary, and will contribute to covering the room hire and catering costs. 

The registration deadline is Monday, June 10th, 2024. 

You do not have to be a member of IEA Wind Task 43 to participate in this meeting.