CLIM2POWER-TRANSLATING CLIMATE DATA INTO POWER PLANTS OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE

Sofia G. Simoes, Filipa Amorim, Kristina Frohlich, Jennifer Ostermoeller, Yves-Marie Saint-Drenan, Edi Assoumou, Gildas Siggini, Valentina Sessa, Thierry Ranchin, Benoit Gschwind, Pierre Strosser, Camille Parrod, Johannes Schmidt, Hubert Holzmann, Johann Baumgartner, Ignacio Martin-Santos, Christian Mikovits, Mathew Herrnegger, Tim O'Higgins, Amy DozyerKatherine Kopke, Anna Krook-Riekkola, Tiago Capela Lourenço, Silvia Carvalho, Pedro Beça, Paulo Diogo, Babar Mujtaba, Julia Seixas, Tarik Berrada, Pedro Paes

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Abstract

Climate and weather conditions not only strongly influence energy demand but, with the strong development of the renewable energy, also increasingly electricity generation. The changes of the European energy mix, together with ongoing climate change, raises a number of questions on adaptation of the energy supply system. The Clim2Power project aims at translating the latest scientific findings on the medium (seasonal forecast) to long term (climate projections) evolution of the climate into usable information for end-users. The analysis covers thw whole of the European power sector, complemented by four national/regional case studies reflecting various EU contexts regarding climate, hydrology, socio-economic settings, electricity generation portfolios and energy markets in Portugal, Sweden, Germany-Austria and France. For each geographical context, maximum capacity factors for wind, solar and hydro power generation, as well as the electricity demand are estimated from climate data. This data inputs both power system and energy system (TIMES) models to assess the optimal operation of the power system. A project user-board with several stakeholders accompany the project and select indicators relevant to support decision making. Finally, a web climate service is developed allowing a user-friendly and interactive access and visualisation to the information produced.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROCEEDINGS OF THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT (ICEE 2019): BRINGING TOGETHER ENGINEERING AND ECONOMICS
EditorsP. Ferreira, I. Soares
PublisherUniversidade do Minho
Pages629-634
ISBN (Print)978-989-97050-9-8
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameICEE International Conference on Energy & Environment
ISSN (Print)2183-3982

Keywords

  • Climate/Energy Modelling
  • Climate Change and Adaptation
  • Climate Services

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Simoes, S. G., Amorim, F., Frohlich, K., Ostermoeller, J., Saint-Drenan, Y-M., Assoumou, E., ... Paes, P. (2019). CLIM2POWER-TRANSLATING CLIMATE DATA INTO POWER PLANTS OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE. In P. Ferreira, & I. Soares (Eds.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT (ICEE 2019): BRINGING TOGETHER ENGINEERING AND ECONOMICS (pp. 629-634). (ICEE International Conference on Energy & Environment). Universidade do Minho.