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Sub-seasonal to Seasonal climate forecasting for Energy

Objective

Large scale deployment of renewable energy (RE) is key to comply with the GHG emissions reduction set by the COP21 agreement. Despite cost competitive in many settings, RE diffusion remains limited largely due to its variability. This works as a major barrier to RE’s integration in electricity networks as knowledge of power output and demand forecasting beyond a few days remains poor. To help solve this problem, S2S4E will offer an innovative service to improve RE variability management by developing new research methods exploring the frontiers of weather conditions for future weeks and months. The main output of S2S4E will be a user co-designed Decision Support Tool (DST) that for the first time integrates sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) climate predictions with RE production and electricity demand. To support the dissemination of climate services, a pilot of the DST will be developed in two steps. The first will draw on historical case studies pointed as relevant by energy companies - e.g. periods with an unusual climate behaviour affecting the energy market. The second step will improve probabilistic S2S real-time forecasts built up into the DST and assess their performances in real life decision-making in these companies. This process will be co-designed with consortium’s partners which represent different needs and interests in terms of regions, RE sources (wind, solar and hydro) and electricity demand. Besides the partners, S2S4E will engage other users from the energy sector as well as other business areas and research communities to further explore DST application and impact. As a result, DST will enable RE producers and providers, electricity network managers and policy makers to design better informed S2S strategies able to improve RE integration, business profitability, electricity system management, and GHG emissions’ reduction. The long-term objective is to make the European energy sector more resilient to climate variability and extreme events.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2017-OneStageB

Coordinator

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Net EU contribution
€ 916 875,00
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

CICERO SENTER FOR KLIMAFORSKNING
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 698 925,00
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EDP RENOVAVEIS SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 151 800,00
Address
Plaza De La Gesta 2
33007 Oviedo

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Region
Principado de Asturias Asturias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENBW ENERGIE BADEN-WURTTEMBERG AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 189 571,25
Address
Durlacher Allee 93
76131 Karlsruhe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 291 880,00
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 484 593,75
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 466 500,00
Address
Folkborgsvagen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 205 768,75
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CAPGEMINI TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 436 250,00
Address
145-151, Quai Du President Roosevelt
92130 Issy-les-moulineaux

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LGI SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 434 375,00
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE CLIMATE DATA FACTORY
France
Net EU contribution
€ 294 750,00
Address
12 Rue De Belzunce
75010 Paris

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NNERGIX ENERGY MANAGEMENT SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 200 000,00
Address
Av Torreblanca 57 Creapolis Building
08006 Sant Cugat Del Valles

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00