"Renewable Energy and the Environment"

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The 5th International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM) will focus on creating effective approaches for improved weather, climate and water services for energy. An exciting line-up of Chinese and international industry speakers will lead the conference’s keynote presentations, complemented by an exceptional program of parallel sessions and poster presentations!


Targeted workshops, panel discussions and networking events will enable interaction with the conference’s global audience of energy specialists, water experts, economists, scientists, and policymakers working at the thriving nexus of energy and meteorology.


Join us in Shanghai for this unique event!


Please note: there will be Chinese-English and English-Chinese translations available at the conference.

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Weather and Climate Services for Energy
  • Frameworks for the provision of weather and climate services for energy
  • Building blocks, case studies, lessons learned and challenges in weather and climate services for energy
  • Stakeholder uptake and interaction approaches
Energy resource assessment
  • Renewable resource assessment (incl. on- and off-shore wind, solar, hydro, ocean wave, tidal, ocean currents, ocean osmotic, ocean thermal)
  • Bioenergy and Biofuels: meteorological issues
Forecasting for power-system applications
  • Short-range to medium-range weather/power forecasting (incl. probabilistic approaches)
  • Sub-seasonal to decadal climate/power forecasting (including probabilistic approaches)
  • Long-range multi-decadal climate/power forecasting (incl. probabilistic approaches)
Impacts of energy on the environment (including air quality)
  • Energy production/use and its impact on air quality (e.g., measurement, modelling)
  • Energy systems impacts on weather, climate and surrounding physical environments
  • Environmental and social impacts of energy system planning and developments
Weather and climate risk management
  • Financial weather risk management for energy applications (insurance, trading, etc)
  • Extreme weather events and their impacts on the energy industry (catastrophic risk)
  • Climate change impacts on energy systems, incl. resources, investments, demand and production
Grid integration, storage, and smart grids
  • Meteorological data and tools for grid integration (incl. demand modelling and management, energy storage solutions, smart grid technologies)
  • Meteorological and power monitoring to enhance electricity management (e.g. urban networks), including data visualization and IT applications
  • Meteorological data and tools for energy transmission and distribution (e.g. ice accretion on power lines)
Energy policy, programmes, education, and cross-sectoral issues
  • Major national/international projects/network in energy and meteorology
  • Education/training programmes in energy and meteorology (e.g. planning new masters courses, outreach activities for schools/end user training)
  • The Climate–Energy–Water–Food nexus
  • Meteorological data and tools for energy use in transport (e.g. aviation)
  • Energy and climate policy (e.g. security issues, integrated assessment modelling)
Energy Efficiency and  Emission Reduction
  • The role of meteorology in increasing energy efficiency/reducing emissions in power plants
  • The role of meteorology in increasing energy efficiency/reducing emissions in buildings
  • Energy efficient building design
Data Exchanges, Access and Standards
  • Data sharing: confidentiality, competitive advantage, sensitive data, transparency and commercialisation
  • Agreement on, and creation of, data standards
  • Benefits of data exchanges and access for improved energy & meteorology applications


Earlybird Deadline

06 April 2018


Training Course on Climate & Energy

18 – 20 May 2018


ICEM 2018

22 – 24 May 2018

Why Should You Join Us in Shanghai for ICEM 2018?

Why attend ICEM 2018?

ICEM 2018 will be the perfect event if you want to:

      • Connect with experts in the sectors of energy, weather, climate and water
      • Participate in many interactive sessions and solution focused workshops
      • Be inspired by panel discussions and presentations from international experts in the energy and meteorology fields
      • Find out more about the many thriving opportunities that the nexus between energy, weather and climate can provide

Who's coming?

ICEM attendees include:

      • Directors
      • Chief Executives
      • Managers
      • Energy regulators
      • Economists
      • Planning officers
      • Water experts
      • Financial and insurance brokers
      • Utility engineers
      • Transmission and distribution operators
      • Meteorologists
      • Climatologists
      • Service providers
      • Policy makers
      • Researchers and academics

Key Outcomes

      • Optimizing the exchange of information between the energy and the weather & climate sectors
      • Learning about the latest and detailed updates in the science, policy, planning and operations in the fields of energy and meteorology
      • Finding solutions for common issues encountered by utilities experts, weather specialists and climate scientists by working together
      • Enhancing collaboration opportunities between energy  and meteorology experts/organisations, including attracting wider contributions to WEMC to broaden its base