Renewable energy is central to the global effort to move to less carbon-intensive economies that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the generation of renewable energy and its operational planning are strongly affected by weather and climate variability, which causes wide variations in both energy supply and demand. To better deal with climate variability, international efforts are directed to enhance the quality, quantity and application of climate services in support of decision-making by renewable energy producers.
The limited uptake of climate predictions by the renewable energy sector identifies the need for enhanced communication of their usefulness. Case studies – events that users identify as relevant because they affected their businesses in the past – offer a suitable way to communicate and share knowledge with potential users. Case studies can help showcase how climate information and knowledge would have been useful if available at the moment of the event and also illustrate how to translate probabilistic model outcomes into deterministic decision-making.
Some efforts to co-develop case studies for the energy sector are led by European H2020 projects such as S2S4E (Sub-seasonal to seasonal climate predictions for energy), APPLICATE (Advancing polar predictions in the Arctic and beyond) and PRIMAVERA (High resolution climate change projections carried out with a new generation of climate models). Examples of how case studies are used to analyse past periods with unusual climate behaviour affecting the energy market will be presented during this webinar, including three different project perspectives and expertise.
Isadora Christel Jiménez, Earth Sciences Department, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Karla Hernández, Project Manager at Nnergix Energy Management (S2S4E project)
Marta Terrado, Science Communication Specialist at Earth Sciences Department, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (APPLICATE project)
Dragana Bojovic, Social Scientist at Earth Sciences Department, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (PRIMAVERA project)
|15:00-15:05||Introduction to the webinar (I. Christel)|
|15:05-15:15||S2S4E project (K. Hernández)|
|15:20-15:30||APPLICATE project (M. Terrado)|
|15:35-15:45||PRIMAVERA project (D. Bojovic)|
|15:50-16:00||General discussion on climate services for energy – how useful is to share knowledge using case studies?|
|Farewell (I. Christel)|