Pacific Northwest National Laboratory partners with DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office to meet its twofold mission: enable the innovations needed to advance the nation’s wind energy systems and address wind energy market and deployment barriers, including siting and environmental impacts for offshore and land-based wind power. To meet this mission, PNNL’s research focuses on six key areas:
• Market research, data, and analysis that supports the widespread implementation of wind technologies for distributed wind generation.
• Harnessing offshore wind for power.
• Uncertainty quantification for improving wind forecast models.
• Technology and database development that provides better understanding of wildlife and wind interactions.
• Archiving and dissemination of wind energy data and research results—easily accessible and shareable among the wind research community—to optimize wind power plant performance.
• Characterizing wind for forecasting accuracy.
Please join Dr. Alicia Mahon, PNNL’s wind energy program manager, as she discusses PNNL’s contributions to wind energy research.