Please note this is a provisional programme and might be subject to changes. Click on a session or event to find out more, including confirmed speakers & presentations.

Monday 24 June 2019

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Thursday 27 June 2019

Friday 28 June 2019


  • Anders O. Bjarklev
    Anders O. Bjarklev President, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • Chad Frischmann Vice President and Research Director, Project Drawdown
  • Gary Geernaert Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, US Dept. of Energy
  • Henrik Stiesdal Wind Power Pioneer & former Chief Technology Officer of Siemens




C3S Energy Stakeholder Workshop (Alberto Troccoli, WEMC)

Seasonal predictions and long-term projections of climate, along with uncertainty estimates, are now made possible thanks to remarkable progress in climate science. The accurate use of climate information is key to the energy sector as it needs to tackle issues related to climate variability and change for a robust planning of growing renewable energy, more diverse energy markets and management of changing climate risks. The workshop will evidence how C3S Energy operational service can benefit research, energy planning decisions and policy. Chair: Alberto Troccoli (WEMC)

Climate risk, adaptation and resilience for electric utilities (Jan Dutton, Prescient Weather)

This workshop will feature ClimBiz’s whitepaper: “Climate Foresight and Resilience for Electric Networks”, which poses interesting ideas about multi-criteria decisions. It will also feature work on the prediction of severe weather events and detecting changing frequencies in long-term climate simulations, as well as a demonstration of the US Dept of Energy’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) initiative. Chair: Jan Dutton (Prescient Weather)

Data Exchanges, Access and Standards (Laurent Dubus, WEMC/EDF)

Over the last 5-10 years there has been a significant increase in renewable energy capacity that has led to a change in a different kind of weather intelligence by the Energy Industry to balance the energy in the short term. Nowcasting information has become an essential ingredient. Over a similar time period there has been an explosion of nowcasting data available to weather service providers, some from more conventional routes such as satellites and radar and some from more unconventional sources such as mobile phones, vehicles etc. In order to work together for both the Energy and Meteorology sectors there is now a bigger challenge to handle new data types and handle these to deliver the services that are needed now and in the future. The purpose for this session, in cooperation with the Royal Meteorological Society, is to understand the requirement and explore how that can be achieved, focusing on the data aspects (collection, access, sharing, formats etc), which will be one of the main focuses of WEMC’s Special Interest Group on Data Exchanges, Access and Standards. An outcome of the session is to establish recommendations for the benefit of both sectors. Chair: Laurent Dubus (WEMC Co-Director & EDF Lead Researcher)

Energy and Meteorology Education (Kit Rackley, WEMC & Karthik Mukkavilli, McGill)

The purpose of the workshop is discuss activities of WEMC’s Special Interest Group on Energy and Meteorology Education. Details to follow. Chairs: Kit Rackley (WEMC) & Karthik Mukkavilli (McGill School of Computer Science/Stealth AI Startup)

How to start a business (Ian Harper, Media Generation Group)

This workshop is a ‘must attend’ for all those budding entrepreneurs seeking to commercialise their projects. A panel of experts with first hand experience of financing small business startups will explain what you need to do to raise money, outline the pros and cons of different types of finance including equity, loans and grants, and field questions from the floor. Chair: Ian Harper (Media Generation Group)

IEA PVPS Task 16: Best practices for quality control procedures and gap filling methods (Jan Remund, Meteotest)

Quality control and gap filling methods are essential for resource assessments. Many methods are used today. This workshop tries to identify best practice methods. Currently no standard method exists for gap filling and also quality control is done with different methods. This workshop is part of IEA PVPS Task 16. The findings of this workshop are used to describe the used methods and to define the best practices. The results will be published in the final report of the Task 16. Chair: Jan Remund (Meteotest)

IEA Task 36: Forecasting for Wind Power (Gregor Giebel, DTU)

The IEA Wind Task 36 on Wind Power Forecasting connects several hundreds of meteorologists, wind power forecasters and end users towards the aim of improving the forecasts, and increasing the their value. This workshop gives an overview of the results of the recently concluded first phase, and an outlook to the new phase of the Task. The results include an agreed procedure to select forecast services, an information portal (, and an overview of use cases for probabilistic forecasts. In the next phase, we will also look into uncertainty propagation, data handling and several benchmarks, both from the meteorological side and the power forecast side. Chair: Gregor Giebel (DTU)

Making the technical accessible: Ideas on how to tailor your talks for public and school audiences (Kit Rackley, WEMC)

More academic and industry organisations are engaging in outreach and education both to inform and as a response to gain public confidence and transparency. This session led by an ex-high school teacher and teacher trainer will give participants some skills and knowledge to turn the technical into the accessible, without losing the message they are trying to convey. Chair: Kit Rackley (WEMC)

Research roadmap for wind conditions and climatic effects (in cooperation with EERA JP WIND) (Jake Badger, DTU)

In this workshop, important milestone for medium and long term goals for wind energy meteorology will be presented and discussed. Ideally the participants will be a mixture of energy sector and meteorologists, who together can present challenges and potential approaches to solve them. The workshop will be supported by content developed by EERA JP Wind in the first part of 2019, in collaboration with IEA. The object is to further develop the research roadmap during the session, as well as disseminate it to the ICEM participants. Chair: Jake Badger (DTU) 

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