Overview of the C3S Energy project
As part of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), the C3S Energy project aims to develop an operational climate service for the energy sector. It will develop energy indicators for electricity demand, wind power, solar power and hydro power for three streams: historical (last ca 40 years), seasonal forecasts, projections (to 2100). Corresponding relevant climate variables will be produced and made available too. The end products will be presented through a web interface or demonstrator.
The indicators developed within the C3S Energy service are based on the work of the two C3S Proof-of-Concepts (POCs) CLIM4ENERGY (C4E) and European Climatic Energy Mixes (ECEM) but also from other relevant services. These indicators will be updated accounting for latest climate data and improved methodologies to convert climate variables into energy variables.
C3S Energy provides a component to C3S, a complex set of systems which collect data from multiple sources: earth observation satellites and in situ sensors such as ground stations, airborne and sea-borne sensors.
The project objectives are:
- collection of climate and energy data
- assessment of climate data and development of potential adjustment (bias correction) of climate data
- software development for energy indicator calculation from climate data and other possible external data (e.g. population)
- assessment of indicators
- processing of the data, production of energy indicators, with regular updates
- delivery to ECMWF of the software and the data produced