The World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) have announced further details of their new series of C3S webinars, aimed at sharing information and knowledge from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Energy project.

The first webinar in the series ‘C3S_Energy 001 – Using the CDS to Obtain and Prepare Climate Data for Climate and Energy Indicators’ was held on Thursday 18 April and focused on how we use the C3S Climate Data Store to obtain datasets for building energy indicators.

Watch a recording of the C3S_Energy 001 webinar

Download the C3S_Energy 001 webinar slides

Future C3S Energy webinars

Details of future webinars are provided below. To register for any of the forthcoming webinars, please click on the links.

Webinar TitleDate/TimePresenter 
C3S_Energy 001 - Using the CDS to Obtain and Prepare Climate Data for Climate and Energy IndicatorsThursday 18 April 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (BST)Luke Sanger (WEMC)Watch recording

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C3S_Energy 002 - Energy ModelsWednesday 22 May 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (BST)Laurent Dubus (EDF Energy)Watch recording
C3S_Energy 003 - Seasonal ForecastsFriday 5 July 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (BST)Raphaël Legrand (Météo-France)Recording coming soon


What is C3S Energy?

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Energy will 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.

What is the Climate Data Store (CDS)?

The Climate Data Store (CDS) provides information about the past, present and future climate, on the global, continental, and regional scale. The CDS provides an extensive collection of climate datasets, easily searchable through a catalogue. In addition, an online toolbox allows users to build workflows and applications suited to their needs.

What are energy models?

Based on the Climate Data Store products presented in our first webinar, we are developing energy models. They consist in using the climate variables to calculate the following energy indicators – electricity demand and generation from wind, solar PV and hydro power. Each of these indicators are calculated using statistical or physical models, based on expert knowledge and existing energy databases, mainly from the European Network of Transmission Systems Operators (ENTSO-E). These models will be briefly described during the webinar, including providing validation metrics.

Who can benefit from these webinars?

These webinars will be beneficial for sectoral end users, policy-makers, climate and energy scientists, climate and energy students, or those in related fields who want to acquire additional skills.

About WEMC

Established in 2015, the World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC) is a non-profit organisation based at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. WEMC’s key aim is to promote and enhance the interaction between the energy industry and the weather, climate and broader environmental sciences community. WEMC is led by Managing Director, Professor Alberto Troccoli. For regular updates on WEMC activity, including our International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM), visit www.wemcouncil.org, follow us on Twitter @WEMCouncil and LinkedIn, or sign up for our newsletter.

WEMC Membership

WEMC offers free membership to professionals in the energy, meteorology and related sectors. Benefits include exclusive access to information and resources in our Members Area, access to our Special Interest Groups, opportunities to contribute to WEMC publications, and the chance to connect with leading research and industry experts. Become a WEMC Member

About ECMWF and Copernicus

C3S is one of six thematic information services provided by the Copernicus Earth Observation Programme of the European Union. The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) supports society by providing authoritative information about the past, present and future climate in Europe and the rest of the World. C3S is implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Commission. ECMWF is an independent intergovernmental organisation serving its Member and Co-operating States and the broader community. Find out more

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