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

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.

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

09:10 - 09:30 Overall Task update; Sarah Barber and Shawn Sheng, IEA Wind Task 43 Operating Agents

09:30 - 10:30 Working Group 1 update and workshop; Sarah Barber

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break 

11:00 - 12:00 Working Group 2&3 update and workshop; Sarah Barber

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 - 14:30 Working Group 4 update and workshop; Shawn Sheng

14:30 - 15:30 Small groups - opportunities and challenges of WG overlaps 

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break 

16:00 - 17:00 Panel discussion "Driving digitalisation in the wind energy sector"; Speakers include Osman Ahmed, PNNL (USA), Dimitrios Kyritsis (EPFL)

19:00 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. 

09:00 - 09:30 Intorduction and panel discussion: "What are digital skills and why are they important for the wind energy sector?"; Speakers include Nikolay Dimitrov, DTU Wind (DK), Olaf Zimmermann, OST (CH)

09:30 - 10:30 Skills workshop 1: culture, collaboration and communication

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break 

11:00 - 12:00 Skills workshop 2: ontologies, data models and knowledge graphs; Jean-Paul Calbimonte, HES-SO (CH); Stephen Holleran, Brightwind (IE); Yuriy Marykovskiy, OST (CH)

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 - 15:00 Demo workshop 1: data standards and ontology publishing; Lewis Armistead, ENTR Alliance; Jean-Paul Calbimonte, HES-SO (CH); Stephen Holleran, Brightwind (IE)

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break 

15:30 - 16:30 Demo workshop 2: digital services and digital twins; Tom Clark, Octue

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!

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

09:30 - 10:00 Panel discussion "Data-related challenges and opportunities in wind farm operations"; Speakers include Charlie Plumley, Glenmont Partners (UK); Lewis Armistead, Apex Clean Energy (USA)

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

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break 

11:00 - 12:00 New challenge announcement; Lewis Armistead, Apex Clean Energy (USA)

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 - 17:00 Challenge-solving workshops: 1. RTDT (Imad Abdallah), 2. ODE (Charlie Plumley), 3. EAWE (tbd), 4. Turbine performance analyis (Sarah Barber)

17:00 - 18:00 Drinks and closing


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 May 31st, 2024. You do not have to be a member of IEA Wind Task 43 to participate in this meeting.