The TradeWind project addressed one of the most challenging issues facing wind energy: its maximal and reliable integration in trans-European power markets.
Running time: November 2006 – February 2009
The project was aimed at facilitating the dismantling of barriers to the large-scale integration of wind energy in European power systems, on transnational and European levels, and to formulate recommendations for policy development, market rules and interconnector allocation methods to support wind power integration. The scoped area was the EU-27, and included the synchronous zones UCTE, Nordel, GB and Ireland.
TradeWind was implemented by a consortium led by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). It was composed of leading European specialists in wind power integration, power systems and power market analysis.