Workshop details and call for presentations
Friday 4 December 2020 10:00 CET +0100
The S2S4E project and the Open Energy Modelling Initiative (openmod) are running a joint one‑day workshop on improving the uptake and use of subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) climate forecasts in energy system models and allied decision-making.
- Official flier (PDF): leaflet-climate-forecasting-for-energy.pdf (361.2 KB)
- Presentations (jump to posting below): https://forum.openmod-initiative.org/t/2330/2
- Event webpage (S2S4E): https://s2s4e.eu/newsroom/climate-forecasting-for-energy-event
- Event registration (Zoom): https://bit.ly/2TT7NlE
S2S4E is the Climate Services for Clean Energy project, funded under Horizon 2020.
Subseasonal to seasonal climate forecasts look forward weeks to months and have the potential to support better management of weather-related risk amid the growth of renewable energy. Examples of possible applications include: maintenance scheduling, energy trading, security of supply estimation, and storage management. Effective use of S2S forecasts for energy can help to reduce risk, enhance profitability, and accelerate the transition to renewable energy.
One aim of the workshop is to improve connections between the energy modeling and climate forecasting communities. To date there has been relatively little overlap. Energy system modelers, in particular, are encouraged to propose 8 minute lightning talks that describe their use of climate information or alternatively outline ways in which climate scientists might better package such information to meet modeling needs. To underscore that last point: agenda setting by articulating currently unmet requirements and use‑cases is sought.
Several of the presentations from climate scientists will explain current and future capabilities as well as indicate emerging roles for S2S climate forecast information. Established public climate databases will also be reviewed.
Registration and inquiries
Registration is required. Please see the link above (also in the PDF flier) for details.
For inquiries, please contact Robbie Morrison @robbie.morrison. Otherwise email me (address below) if you are not registered with this forum. If I am unable to help, I will forward your question or request to someone who can.
The following table provides an outline of the event. Please see the official flier for full details of the presentations and speakers. All timestamps are CET +0100.
|S2S4E project||Subseasonal and seasonal climate forecasts for energy|
|10:05||Presentations||Climate information and application to energy analysis|
|11:10||Panel discussion||Supporting the use of climate forecasts in energy|
|12:00||Presentations||Research advances and emerging opportunities|
|13:00||Lunch break + Posters|
|14:10||Presentations||Practical use of climate data for energy analysis|
|15:20||Presentations||Energy modelers describe their use of climate information|
|17:00||Virtual drinks + Posters|
Research presentations and posters from energy system modelers
The 15:20 time slot is for
six five lightning talk presentations from energy system modelers and energy analysts. Each presentation is allotted 8 minutes followed by 2 minutes for questions.
Please describe your presentation in the posting below using the same system that was used for the openmod mini‑workshops held earlier this year. If more than
six five proposals are received, the scientific committee will adjudicate.
In addition, posters are sought. The S2S4E project are handling the submission of titles and artwork. The posters sessions will take place using the spatial.chat platform whereby attendees can push their assigned avatars toward individual posters in order to engage with the presenter and anybody else who happens to be standing nearby. S2S4E duly advise:
Throughout the day and at the lunch break, an interactive poster session will be available. All participants are invited to share their research on the use of climate information in energy-system applications and models.
To participate with a poster, please indicate this in the event registration form. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com by 27 November 2020.
The call for presentations also closes on Friday 27 November 2020 at 17:00 CET +0100. PDF files should likewise be forwarded on or before Wednesday 2 December 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributors are encouraged to add Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 licenses to their material to facilitate dissemination and reuse.
Under the Paris climate agreement, governments committed to limit the global temperature rise this century to well below 2°C. Decarbonizing energy is widely seen as a major step toward in achieving this commitment, and reliance on renewable electricity generation — particularly from wind and solar — therefore continues to increase. Renewable energy production is weather-dependent and it can therefore be difficult to anticipate how much electricity will be produced at any given time in advance. Integration of renewables thus poses new challenges for the management, operation, and design of power systems. Increasingly skillful subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) climate forecasts on timescales of weeks to months ahead therefore have the potential to support better management of weather-related risk amid the growth of non‑firm renewable energy.
The use of climate data in energy applications (particularly S2S forecasts) is a rapidly developing field of research and innovation, but major challenges remain due to the complexity of information involved.
This workshop therefore seeks to address this by discussing:
- the science basis of climate forecasting
- the use of climate data in energy modelling and decision making
- state-of-the-art research advances in the use of climate data in energy modelling
The scientific organizing committee comprises: David Brayshaw and Hannah Bloomfield (Energy Meteorology Group, University of Reading, United Kingdom), Robbie Morrison @robbie.morrison, Ekaterina Kasilova @ekatef, Alex Kies @alexkies, Anne Fouilloux, and Martin Dorenkamper (openmod), Isadora Jimenez, Albert Soret, and Andria Nicodemou (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain), and Erlend Hermansen and Jana Sillmann (Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research, Norway).
The start time of 10:00 CET +0100 in other parts of the world as follows:
- Friday 04 December 2020 22:00:00 NZDT +1300
- Friday 04 December 2020 20:00:00 AEDT +1100
- Friday 04 December 2020 14:30:00 IST +0530 (India)
- Friday 04 December 2020 10:00:00 CET +0100
- Friday 04 December 2020 09:00:00 GMT +0000
- Friday 04 December 2020 09:00:00 UTC +0000
- Friday 04 December 2020 04:00:00 EST -0500
- Friday 04 December 2020 02:00:00 MST -0700
- Friday 04 December 2020 01:00:00 PST -0800
- Thursday 03 December 2020 23:00:00 HST -1000
Researchers from outside Europe are strongly encouraged to both attend and present.
The workshop will be recorded and the recordings will be made available after the event through the S2S4E channels (website, YouTube, and social media).
Participants can license their contribution under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license at the time of registration. This will permit the associated video recording to be uploaded to YouTube for a wider audience and downstream reuse. In addition, presenters can optionally license their presentations and posters under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license. This will also facilitate their dissemination and reuse.
Attendees and presenters should note that open licensing is optional.
About the openmod
The Open Energy Modelling Initiative (openmod) is a loose network of energy system modelers and energy analysts also interested in advancing open science. The openmod began with a workshop in Berlin, Germany in September 2014. Its most recent (pre‑covid) three‑day workshop, again in Berlin, attracted 190 researchers. The openmod currently has circa 700 participants on its mailing list and on its discussion forum. For more background: