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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-SC5-2017-OneStageB
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 916 875

Participants (11)

CICERO SENTER KLIMAFORSKNING STIFTELSE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 698 925
Address
Gaustadallèen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
EDP RENOVAVEIS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 151 800
Address
Plaza De La Gesta 2
33007 Oviedo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENBW ENERGIE BADEN-WURTTEMBERG AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 189 571,25
Address
Durlacher Allee 93
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 291 880
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 484 593,75
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 466 500
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 205 768,75
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAPGEMINI TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
France
EU contribution
€ 436 250
Address
5-7 Rue Frederic Clavel
92287 Suresnes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LGI CONSULTING
France
EU contribution
€ 434 375
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE CLIMATE DATA FACTORY
France
EU contribution
€ 294 750
Address
12 Rue De Belzunce
75010 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NNERGIX ENERGY MANAGEMENT SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Av Torreblanca 57 Creapolis Building
08006 Sant Cugat Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)