A message from Alberto Troccoli, Founder & Managing Director, WEMC “We are thrilled to announce our first plenary speakers for this year’s conference on energy resilience.  Renowned experts on the intersection of weather and climate with energy will be joining us to discuss the crucial role that these factors play in ensuring energy security and sustainability. Get ready to gain insights into the challenges and opportunities that come with building a more weather and climate-resilient energy system. Register now to hear from the best in the field and join the conversation on how we can build a better future.”

Plenary Speakers

  • Alberto Troccoli Founder & Managing Director, WEMC; CEO, Inside Climate Service Srl
  • Georges Kariniotakis Professor, Head of Renewables & SmartGrids Group, MINES Paris, PSL University
  • Massimo Tavoni Director, RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment; Professor, Politecnico di Milano
  • Jinsun Lim Energy and Environment Policy Analyst, International Energy Agency
  • Carlo Papa Managing Director, Enel Foundation
  • Morgan M. Scott Director - Climate READi, Sustainability & Ecosystem Stewardship, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Matthias Lange Managing Director and Co-founder, Energy & Meteo Systems
  • Chris Hewitt Director of the Climate Services Branch, World Meteorological Organization
  • David Moncoulon Head of the Modelling R&D Department, CCR

Invited Speakers

  • Sue Ellen Haupt Senior Scientist and Deputy Director at National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR); Founder & Director of Research, WEMC
  • Laurent Dubus Senior Scientist, RTE; Founder & Non-Executive Director, WEMC
  • Roberta Boscolo Climate & Energy Science Officer, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)


08:00 - 08:45Registration
Opening Plenary Session
0:45 . 10:45Opening plenary session
MoC/Chair: Dr Sue-Ellen Haupt (NCAR, and WEMC)
8:50 - 9:00Welcome
Prof. Alberto Troccoli
Director (WEMC/ICS)
09:00 - 09:25Resilience of energy systems to extreme weather
Dr Carlo Papa
Director (ENEL Foundation)
09:25-09:50Prof. Chris Hewitt
Director, Climate Services (World Meteorological Organization)
09:50-10:15Ms Morgan Scott
Director - Climate READi, Sustainability & Ecosystem Stewardship (EPRI)
10:15-10:35Prof. Massimo Tavoni
Director, European Institute on Economics and the Environment (RFF-EIEE CMCC and Politecnico di Milano)
10:35-10:45Q&A and Wrap Up
10:45-11:15Coffee Break
11:15-12:45Poster Session
Parallel Sessions
Room 1Room 2Room 3
Energy Resource ManagementClimate & Energy ModellingEnergy Policy, Programmes and Cross-sectoral Issues
14:00-14:15How weather and grid distribution determine PV forecast error integration costs
Dan Travers
Inter-annual climate variability and adequate planning of future energy systems
Leonard Göke
Identifying Gaps in Meteorology Knowledge Required to Further Develop Wind Energy
Sue Ellen Haupt
14:15-14:30Knowledge-guided machine learning reveals European month-ahead temperature is more predictable than suggested by numerical models
Sem Vijverberg
Severity of variable renewably energy droughts in Europe
Martin Kittel
Smart Charging of Electric Vehicles in Energy Systems with high Shares of Renewable Energies
Carsten Hoyer-Klick
14:30-14:45MIA: A flexible data-driven system for climate impact modelling applied for subseasonal-to-seasonal prediction of renewable energy in Brazil.
Gabriel Perez
Modelling the effects of climate change on Austrian future electricity system
Demet Suna
Here comes the sun on Strawberry fields: the agrivoltaics project REGACE
Cristina Cornaro
14:45-15:00An irradiance probabilistic prediction system based on WRF-Solar EPS and the analog ensemble
Stefano Alessandrini
Variable renewable energy droughts in the power sector – a model-based analysis and implications in the European context
Alexander Roth
Reducing the carbon footprint of mini-grids in Africa: the value of solar PV.
Théo Chamarande
15:00-15:15Identifying statistical behaviors explaining the different performances of site-adaptation of GHI depending on the satellite database
Loïc Yezeguelian
Application of hydrological droughts pooling procedures on low wind power generation events in the UK
Panit Potisomporn
Renewable generation and green hydrogen: infrastructural requirements for a resilient, independent, net-zero energy system
Gianni Goretti
15:15-15:35Panel Q&A
Speakers 1-1 to 1-5
Panel Q&A
Speakers 2-1 to 2-5
Panel Q&A
Speakers 3-1 to 3-5
15:35-16:05Coffee Break
16:05-17:45PANEL SESSION
Towards climate-resilient energy systems
Convenors: Laurent Dubus - Sue Haupt
Energy and meteorology education
Convenors: Juan A. Añel/Susana Bayo-Besteiro/Matthew Wright
Weather and climate services
Convenors: James Fallon - Jake Badger
Opening Plenary Session
09:00-09:45Dr David Moncoulon
Head of Department R&D Modelling, Caisse Centrale de Réassurance (France)

09:45-10:30Matthias Lange
Director, Energy & Meteo Systems (Germany)
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-12:30Poster Session
Parallel Sessions
Room 1Room 2Room 3
Energy Planning & FinancingWeather and Climate Services for EnergyEnergy Operations & Maintenance
13:45-14:00Firm Power Generation
Jan Remund
ProPower: Evaluating the value of probabilistic forecasts in power systems
Lueder von Bremen
Discussion on improving efficiency in machine learning wind power forecast for operational purposes
Daniele Perona
14:00-14:15Overview of New Capabilities in the NSRDB
Manajit Sengupta
A Guide to Optimal Renewable Energy Solutions: IEA Recommended Practice for the Implementation of Renewable Energy  Forecast Solutions
John Zack
Enhancing regional PV power estimation using physics-based models, solar irradiance data and deep learning
Gabriel Kasmi
14:15-14:30What is a realistic annual energy yield from very large wind farm clusters and energy islands?
Jake Badger
IEA Wind Task 51 Forecasting for the Weather Driven Energy System
Gregor Giebel
A tailored solar power forecasting system for optimized grid management in Tahiti, French Polynesia
Damien Raynaud
14:30-14:45A new Wind Atlas for Italy
Simone Sperati
The NASA POWER Global Solar Insolation and Meteorological Parameter Web Services Through NASA/AWS Cloud-based Services
Falguni Patadia
The Compound Extreme High Temperature with Drought Event and Impacts on the Power System in Southwest China
Changyi Liu
14:45-15:00Assessing different module tilt and orientation assumptions for regional PV estimation
Rodrigo Amaro e Silva
The new CAMS Radiation Service v4.5 – method improvements and variability class-dependent validation
Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt
A new methodology for the identification of wet-snow conditions for snow sleeves forecast on the overhead power lines
Riccardo Bonanno
15:00-15:15Developing datasets of tidal and wave energy generation from renewable resource models
Camilla Thomson
Worldwide benchmark of 10 databases of modelled global and direct solar irradiance at 129 radiometric stations.
Elena E. Collino
Assessing the gains of a photovoltaic collective self-consumption from residential and tertiary buildings
Sylvain Cros
15:15-15:35Panel Q&A
Speakers 1-1 to 1-6
Panel Q&A
Speakers 2-1 to 2-6
Panel Q&A
Speakers 3-1 to 3-6
15:35-16:05Coffee Break
Artificial Intelligence
Convenors: Sue Hellen Haupt - Georges Kariniotakis
19:30-23:30Conference Dinner
Parallel Sessions
Room 1Room 2Room 3
Energy Operations & MaintenanceClimate & Energy ModellingEnergy Systems Risk Assessment & Investment
09:00-09:15A Methodology to Improve the Predictability of  Offshore Wind Energy Generation: Evidence from Great Britain
Kevin F Forbes
Energy Pathways to 2050 – Evolution in weather-related risks to France’s power system
Bénédicte Jourdier
Effects of flexibility costs on electricity systems depending on regional wind and PV capacities with an application to France
Samouro Dansokho
09:15-09:30Development of an ensemble-based forecasting tool of hazardous icing conditions for German transmission system operators
Benedikt März
Characterization of atmospheric conditions leading to compound low wind power production and high electricity consumption in France
François Collet
Global photovoltaic potential in climate change scenarios: role of aerosols and associated costs
Alejandra Isaza
09:30-09:45Improving a probabilistic icing risk forecast system for wind farm operation
Rémi Dupont
Impacts of climate change on the Italian power system
Alice Di Bella
Future residential electricity consumption under climate change in France: application of a fine-granularity thermosensitivity model.
Qiqi Tao
09:45-10:00Typhoon wind hazard assessment for Donghaitang wind farm (China): A case study
Shengming Tang
The impact of climate change on electricity generation and demand profiles in Europe until 2100
Franziska Schöniger
Establishment of a climatological frame of reference of cold weather for gas transporters
Marie Cassas
10:00-10:15Evolution of the wet snow hazard for the electricity network in Corsica in 2050
Sylvie Parey
Climate change resilient future energy systems: assessing the impact of heatwaves in Germany
Madhura Yeligeti
Adaptation of the French Transmission Network to Climate Change – The case of underground lines resilience to extreme heat
Laurent Dubus
10:15-10:35Panel Q&A
Speakers 1-1 to 1-5
Panel Q&A
Speakers 2-1 to 2-5
Panel Q&A
Speakers 3-1 to 3-5
10:35-11:05Coffee Break
Parallel Sessions
Room 1Room 2Room 3
Energy Operations & MaintenanceClimate & Energy ModellingWeather and Climate Services for Energy
11:05-11:20An Overview of the WRF-Solar Ensemble Prediction System
Manajit Sengupta
A climate change compatible approach and database for energy systems prospective studies in Europe
Laurens P Stoop
WMO Global Energy Resilience Atlas: Climate Risk Indices for Hydropower      
Richaihu Wu
11:20-11:35Impact of solar eclipses on weather variables for the energy sector
Yann Dr Michel
Generation of a future-proof hydro inflow dataset for power system studies
Nicholas Fabio Bonfanti
Building a climate service for hydro-power ressources: Application to Mpatamanga project in Malawi within FOCUS-Africa project  
Hiba Omrani
11:35-11:50Comparison of short-term (hour-ahead) solar irradiance forecasts from all-sky imager, satellite images and numerical weather prediction models
Thomas Schmidt
Extreme and long-lasting events of high demand and low renewable generation with long climate model simulations and rare event algorithm
Bastien Cozian
Hydropower Project Sites:Climate Risk Assessment Using Historical Data in Zambia
Miyanda Malala Ms Syabwengo
11:50-12:05West African solar forecast errors and their link with meteorological conditions: case study of Zagtouli solar farm (Burkina-Faso) 
Léo Clauzel
Using Climate-Sensitive Critical Infrastructure Power Reserves to Improve Grid Resilience
James C Fallon
Hydrological Seasonal Forecast as a Resource Assessment Tool for the Upper Adige Catchment
Mattia Zaramella
12:05-12:20NYSolarCast: Utility and Distributed Solar Power Forecasting for New York State
Jared A. Lee
Metrics for assessing climate change impacts on European resource adequacy
Laurens P Stoop
Implementation of customized hydropower model for enhancing the hydropower generation in Tanzania 
Omari Hamisi
12:20-12:40Panel Q&A
Speakers 1-1 to 1-5
Panel Q&A
Speakers 2-1 to 2-5
Panel Q&A
Speakers 3-1 to 3-5
14:00-14:45Prof. Georges Kariniotakis
Head of Renewable Energies & Smartgrids Group (MINES Paris, PSL University)
14:45-15:35Jinsun Lim
Energy and Environment Policy Analyst, International Energy Agency

Climate risk and impact assessments for energy security
15:35-16:15Coffee Break
16:15-17:00Summary of sessions (take away messages)
Conclusions, Award Ceremony and Closing
A metastatistical approach for the assessment of frequency and duration of low-wind-power events
Nathalia Correa-Sánchez
A methodology for Climate change impacts on wind energy resource over Europe for future electricity mixes analysis
Boutheina Oueslati
A-CDFt: an analytical extension of the CDFt bias-adjustment method adopted in the context of the EU C3S Energy Service. A first implementation and application to energy-relevant climate properties
Letizia Lusito
Adapting Energy Systems to a changing Climate - A Destination Earth Use Case
Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt
Advanced meteorological forecast model and applications in energy market
Alessandro Ceppi
All-sky images for solar resource assessment in Qatar
Daniel Perez-Astudillo
An initial assessment of wind measurements in Qatar
Dunia Bachour

An Innovative Bias Correction Method for Extreme Events for Seasonal Energy Management 
Marcello Petitta
Challenges, impacts and lesson learnt in the development of a Support Service to ENTSO-E in the preparation of the Pan-European Climate Database (PECD)
Alberto Troccoli
Climate change impacts on solar power systems
Lilian Fejes
Climate change influence on cold dark lull events in Europe
Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt
Climate model performances in assessing air temperature – humidity relationship: a critical framework for stream temperature assessment
Lila Collet
Complementarity of Iberian offshore wind farm potential sites using COSMO-REA6 high-resolution reanalysis
Miguel Angel Gaertner
Daily global aerosol and radiation forecasts including aerosol-radiation-cloud interaction
Vanessa Bachmann
Day-ahead prediction of wind power production with multiple numerical weather prediction data and machine learning algorithms
Gang Huang
Deep-S2SWind: A data-driven approach for improving Sub-seasonal wind predictions
Noelia Otero Felipe
Downscaling wind fields using deep learning
Gísli Björn Helgason
Effect of Satellite Imagery and Machine Learning In An Open-Source Solar Power Forecasting Project
Jacob Bieker
Effects of future climate scenarios on solar and wind energy generation in Chile
Guillermo Valenzuela-Venegas

Energy Forecasting at Great Britain’s Electricity System Operator
Dirk Cannon
Enhanced Real Time Year Weather Data for Australian Applications and Simulations
Trevor Lee
Evaluating the Sensitivity of the Total system cost and Installed capacity of Technologies of Electricity System to The Perturbation of the Onshore Wind and PV Capacity Factor
Maryam Kadkhodaei
Evaluation of neural networks performance for regional-scale day-ahead wind power forecasting in Germany
Nicolas Sebastien
Extreme high temperature in France by 2050 for the distribution network
Sylvie Parey
Future calculation of wind and solar energy capacity factors over Europe using CMIP6 model projections
Idunn Aamnes Mostue
Future Climate Change Impact Assessment on Extreme Low Wind Events for Offshore Wind Turbines within the UK Exclusive Economic Zone
Sara Abdelaziz
Future photovoltaic power at the Atacama and Sonora deserts under climate change
Susana Bayo-Besteiro
Historical analysis of global distribution of and trends in wind droughts
Enrico Antonini
Impact of synoptic circulation patterns on renewable energy-related variables over China
Muyuan Li
Impacts of climate change on temporal fragmentation of energy demand in Europe
Hajar Filahi

Impacts of climate intervention/geoengineering by stratospheric sulfate injection on solar power in Spain
Juan Antonio Añel
Improving hydropower constraints modeling for a national power grid
Laure Baratgin
Improving probabilistic wind power forecasting: A novel nonlinear and online combination method
Georges Kariniotakis
Meteorological Service for Renewable & TSO
Federico Bottaro
Modelling of wet snow and rime ice accretion on overhead power lines in Scotland
Laura Hume-Wright
Potential climate change impacts on solar photovoltaic energy in West Africa
Sandrine Anquetin
RES-oriented improvements in numerical weather prediction in the Smart4RES project
Marie Cassas
Research on the Nowcasting Method of Solar Energy Resources Base on FY-4A Ground Radiation Products
Dong Ye
Sampling representative years for a TSO in a climate simulation of 200 years
Jean Thorey

Selecting CMIP6 models to assess the impact of climate change on energy demand over Europe
Hajar Filahi
Solar energy resource assessment in the South China Sea based on FY-4A Surface Solar Irradiance product
Yueming Hu
Solar resource climate scenarios
Kristian Pagh Nielsen
Spatial correlation structures of wind speed and irradiance in Europe as modelled in regional climate models and the ERA5 reanalysis
Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt
Spatial distribution of residential building energy demand in France for the XXIth Century: impact of temperature and population projections
Sylvain Cros
Study on Doppler Weather Radar Quality Control Using U-net Model
Xintong Zhao
Teal: a visualisation tool to explore climate data and related indicators
Penny Boorman
Temporal downscaling wind climate data using machine learning
Joana Mendes

The role of multidecadal climate variability and climate change in designing future highly renewable power systems
Jan Wohland
The Royal Meteorological Society (UK)’s engagement with the energy sector
Matthew Wright
Train2Wind – An overview of the Lollex experiment
Gregor Giebel
Vertical distribution of near-surface aerosol extinction over North China and its impacts on tower photothermal power generation
Beixi Jia
Weather and Climate Services in Support of the German Energy Transition: Use cases of Germany’s national meteorological service (Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD)
Frank Kaspar
Week-Ahead Electrical Load Forecasting Based on Convolutional Neural Network with Two-Dimensional Image Mapping of Time Series Load and Weather Data 
Yu-Mi Im
West African Mineral Dust: a key in the NEXUS Climate – Water – Energy
Sandrine Anquetin
Testing grid restoration with wind power plants – FCR provision and distributed power forecasts
Marcus Letzel
Please note this is a provisional programme and might be subject to changes.

Scientific & Programme Organising Committee

The organisation of ICEM 2023 wouldn’t be possible without the expertise of our integral science and programme organising committee, made up of global experts in the field:

  • Dr Stefano Alessandrini (NCAR, USA)
  • Dr Juan A. Añel (Universidade de Vigo, Spain)
  • Dr Pierre Audinet (World Bank, USA)
  • Dr Jake Badger (DTU Wind, Denmark)
  • Dr Hamid Bastani (WMO)
  • Dr Hannah Bloomfield (University of Bristol, UK)
  • Ms Roberta Boscolo (WMO)
  • Mr Mohammed Boulahya (ClimDevAfrica, France)
  • Dr David Brayshaw (University of Reading, UK)
  • Mr Christian Brose (Uniper Global Commodities SE, Germany)
  • Dr Carlo Buontempo (ECMWF, UK)
  • Mr Simon Camal (MinesParisTech, France)
  • Dr Alexandros Charalambides (Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus)
  • Dr Steve Dorling (UEA/WeatherQuest, UK)
  • Dr Laurent Dubus (RTE/WEMC, France)
  • Dr. Jan Dutton (Prescient Weather Ltd, USA)
  • Ms Jane Ebinger (World Bank, USA)
  • Mr James Fallon (University of Reading, UK)
  • Dr Gregor Giebel (DTU, Denmark)
  • Dr Prashant Goswami (CSIR, India)
  • Dr Don Gunasekera (Deakin Universiy, Australia)
  • Prof Gareth Harrison (The University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Dr Alain Heimo (ex-Meteotest, Switzerland)
  • Dr Sue Ellen Haupt (NCAR/WEMC, USA)
  • Dr Detlev Heinemann (Oldenburg University, Germany)
  • Dr Tao Hong (University of North Carolina, USA)
  • Mr Carsten Hoyer-Klick (DLR, Germany)
  • Dr Georges Kariniotakis (MINES ParisTech, France)
  • Dr Alexander Karpov (Association of Hydro- Met Equipment Industry)
  • Mr Amit Kumar (The Energy and Resources Institute, India)
  • Mr Trevor Lee (Energy Partners, Australia)
  • Dr Jared Lee (NCAR, USA)
  • Dr Pascal Mailier (Royal Meteorological Institute, Belgium)
  • Dr Melinda Marquis (NOAA, USA)
  • Dr Rochelle Schneider Dos Santos (European Space Agency, Italy)
  • Mr Karthik Mukkavilli (UNSW & CSIRO, Australia)
  • Dr Marisol Osman (KIT, Germany)
  • Mr Pierre Pinson (Imperial College, UK)
  • Dr David Pozo Vázquez (University of Jaén, Spain)
  • Dr David Renné (ISES, USA)
  • Ms Wu Richaihu (WMO)
  • Mr Mohammed Sadeck (ClimDevAfrica)
  • Mr Yves-Marie Saint-Drenan (Mines Paris Tech, France)
  • Prof Roberto Schaeffer (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Dr Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt (DLR, Germany)
  • Dr Justin Sharp (Sharply Focused, USA)
  • Dr Anna Maria Sempreviva (DTU, Denmark)
  • Dr Manajit Sengupta (NREL, Colorado, USA)
  • Mr Wes Stein (CSIRO, Australia)
  • Mr Jess Torpey (Uniper, Germany)
  • Dr Alberto Troccoli (WEMC/UEA, UK, Chair and ICEM 2023 Convener)
  • Dr James Wilczak (NOAA, USA)
  • Dr Jan Wohland (ETH, Switzerland)
  • Mr Matthew Wright (Royal Meteorological Society and University of Oxford, UK)
  • Dr Ziniu Xiao (State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (LASG), Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)


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