State of the Art and Research Gaps in Forecasting for the Weather Driven Energy System – Workshop

State of the Art and Research Gaps in Forecasting for the Weather Driven Energy System – Workshop


NexSys supported the International Energy Agency (IEA) Wind Task 51 workshop, which took place on 12 and 13 September 2022 at University College Dublin. NexSys co-Principal Investigator Associate Professor Vikram Pakrashi hosted the workshop and meeting.

This event gathered experts from industry and academia to discuss the forecasting for the Weather Driven Energy System.


This workshop explored developments in the area, including

– details of new products and new developments in weather forecasting for renewable

– data for forecasting, including which parts of the data can be open and how data markets could work.

Because many forecasting models are data-driven, it was discussed that data is developing into a new commodity for both meteorological and power forecasts.


Task 51, under the IEA Implementing Agreement for Co-operation in the Research, Development, and Deployment of Wind Energy Systems (IEA Wind) focuses on improving the value of renewable energy forecasts.


Learn more about:

NexSys Offshore Wind Strand -> 

Associate Professor Vikram Pakrashi ->

International Energy Agency Wind Task 51 ->


NexSys Launches May 2022

NexSys Launches May 2022

In May 2022, Nexsys was officially launched by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris, T.D. Click to see videos at the launch.


Collaborating as a multi-disciplinary team to provide technology development and evidence-based insights into the energy transition through multi-dimensional research and outreach that is focused on equity for energy citizens and practical solutions for industry.

Launching NexSys, Minister Simon Harris said: “I am delighted to announce details of NexSys, a partnership which aims to answer some of the fundamental research questions as part of the transition to net zero.”

See Minister Harris’ comments at the launch here .