ERA4CS mid-term meeting – Brussels, 17–18th September 2019

ERA4CS Mid-term Meeting 2019

Clim2power and other ERA4CS-funded projects come together in Brussels on 17-18th September for the ERA4CS mid-term meeting. The meeting aims to take stock of the progress of the 26 projects composing the JPI Climate flagship programme on climate services (ERA4CS), as they reach the middle of their lifetime, and to inform a variety of stakeholders of on-going findings and developments. Advice is also being provided to the projects from all present stakeholders. Despite of the diversity of topics, all projects share common challenges, such as engaging users and communicating uncertainty.

2nd National User Board Meeting in Austria – Vienna, 25th June 2019

2nd National User Board in Austria

Members of the Clim2Power consortium presented the seasonal forecasts for Austria (hydro, wind, solar, demand, prices) and provided background information about the project and also about similar initiatives in Europe. Users were explained how seasonal forecast is translated into hydropwer in the study area of the Upper-Danube region, which comprises territories of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. This presentation included information on the hydrological model COSERO, which is a continuous, semi-distributed, conceptual rainfall-runoff model developed by HyWa-BOKU. The interactive session with users explored the most approporiate data, formats and exchange platforms to meet the overall objective of the project of translating complex datasets into usable information.

2nd National User Board Meeting in Portugal – Lisbon, 13th May 2019

2nd National User Board in Portugal

During the 2nd National User Board in Portugal, project coordinator Sofia Simões provided an overview of Clim2Power’s objectives. Filipa Amorim presented some of the first results on climate impact on the EU power system and Paulo Diogo discussed results on hydrological modelling and hydropower production in Portugal. The interactive session with users focused on exploring the policies and operation criteria to be considered (energy, climate, reservoir operation, considering concurrent water uses, e.g.: ecological flows, flood protection, agriculture, transboundary) while developing the Clim2Power Climate Service.

2nd European User Board – Brussels, 12th February 2019

Break out session during the 2nd Clim2Power European User Board

The Clim2Power project hosted its Second European User Board Meeting at the NH Collection Brussels Centre, in Brussels, Belgium, on 12th February 2019 in order to continue co-developing the Clim2Power Climate Service. Representatives from the Clim2Power consortium, JPI Climate and Eurelectric were invited to contribute. 

JPI Climate’s Senior Science Officer at the Central Secretariat of JPI Climate, Alexandre Fernandes, opened the meeting, followed by a series of presentations and a break out session. The event focused on discussing the first outputs of Clim2Power and on co-designing a road map for the next stages of the project and the delivery of the Clim2Power Climate Service. 

The ideas and concerns discussed during the Second User Board Meeting will shape the final Climate Service. The Clim2Power consortium will work to better communicate the outputs of the project to its target audiences and to co-develop a usable Climate Service. The User Board will continue to be consulted at the third User Board Meeting to ensure the Clim2Power project is a user-led product.

1st National User Board Meeting in Portugal – Lisbon, 22nd May 2018

The Clim2Power team would like to thank the National Portuguese User Board for attending the first of the Clim2Power National User Board Meetings, which took place on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 in EDP Headquarters, Lisbon. The User Board met to guide future developments of the Clim2Power web-service in an afternoon of project presentations and facilitated discussions.

Representatives from the following organisations attended: Associação Portuguesa de Energias Renováveis (APREN);         Entidade Reguladora de Serviços Energéticos (ERSE); Instituto Dom Luiz da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (IDL-FCUL); Águas de Portugal (AdP); Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente (APA); Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA); Redes Energéicas Nacionais (REN); Direção Geral de Energia e Geologia (DGEG); Trust Energy (Turbogás); Tejo de Energia (Tejo Energia); Energias de Portugal (EDP).

1st European User Board – Brussels, 5th April 2018

Members of the Clim2Power Consortium at our 1st European User Board

To improve the Clim2Power Climate Service, we use a co-development approach and work closely with end-users. The project entails various meetings with potential users, thus ensuring the climate service is as relevant as possible to our target users. Clim2Power planned events include: three EU- wide User Board Meetings; three National User Board Meetings;  three Advisory Board meetings:

The Clim2Power team would like to thank the User Board, and JPI Climate for attending the first Clim2Power User Board Meeting which took place on Thursday 5th April 2018 in the Belgian Science Policy office, Brussels. The User Board met to guide future developments of the Clim2Power web-service in a day of project presentations and facilitated discussions.

Representatives from the following organisations attended: World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC); Directorate-General for Energy; European Environment Agency (EEA); Directorate-General for Climate Action; European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E); International Energy Agency (IEA); Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering; Energias de Portugal (EDP).

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