Catch up on all the latest developments in the project with our First Clim2Power Newsletter.
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Clim2Power featured on a poster presented by DWD at the 5th Energy Meteorology Symposium, June 5th-8th 2018, demonstrating ongoing research projects with varying time scales and applications, other projects featured include CM SAF, COSMO-REA, QuWind100, PerduS, Gridcast, and ORKA II.
Germany’s National Meteorological Service, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), is engaged in many areas in order to support Germany’s energy transition with weather and climate services. The value chain from raw data to model improvement and post processing is optimized in different ways and leads to tailored weather and climate information for the users. The research and development activities at DWD are characterized by interdisciplinary consortia and cooperation partners of the energy industry.
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:
APREN Associação Portuguesa de Energias Renováveis
IDL-FCUL Instituto Dom Luiz da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
ERSE Entidade Reguladora de Serviços Energéticos
AdP Águas de Portugal
APA Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente
IPMA Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera
REN Redes Energéicas Nacionais
DGEG Direção Geral de Energia e Geologia
Turbogás Trust Energy
Tejo Energia Tejo Energia
EDP Energias de Portugal
For the first time in over 40 years, Portugal generated more renewable energy than needed. In March, energy from renewable sources, mostly wind and hydroelectric power, made up 103.6 % of mainland electricity consumption according to data from REN.
A report by the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association and the sustainability group ZERO said: “It is expected that by 2040 the production of renewable electricity will be able to guarantee, in a cost-effective way, the total annual electricity consumption of mainland Portugal”.
Read the full article here.
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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:
WEMC – World Energy & Meteorology Council
Directorate-General for Energy
EEA – European Environment Agency
Directorate-General for Climate Action
ENTSO-E – European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity
IEA – International Energy Agency
Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
EDP – Energias de Portugal
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Electricity consumption in mainland Portugal was fully ensured by renewable sources for almost three consecutive days in a winter period – from 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 9 March, 2018 and 1 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018.
According to data from REN (National Energy Networks), the renewable electricity produced in that period was 521 GWh, while national electricity consumption was 408 GWh. The main highlight goes to the national wind farms, which alone supplied 65% of electricity consumption in that winter period.
The record of 107 consecutive hours in mainland Portugal running only with solar, hydro and wind power had already been achieved in a spring period of year 2016, between 6:45 am on May 7, Saturday, and 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday at 11 am.
These numbers reinforce the role of renewable sources in the reliable and safe supply of electricity needs of Portugal.
The first Clim2Power User Board Meeting will take place on Thursday 5th April 2018 in the Belgian Science Policy office, Brussels.
The User Board will meet to guide future developments of the Clim2Power web-service in a day of project presentations and facilitated discussions.
Representatives from the following organisations will attend:
- WEMC – World Energy & Meteorology Council
- JRC – Joint Research Centre
- Eurelectric – The Union of the Electricity Industry
- Directorate-General for Energy
- EEA – European Environment Agency
- Directorate-General for Climate Action
- ENTSO-E – European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity
- IEA – International Energy Agency
- S2S4E Project – Climate Services for Clean Energy
- Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
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On the 5-6th March 2018, Sofia Simoes, lead scientist and coordinator of the Clim2Power team, attended the 2nd Copernicus Climate Change Symposium on Climate Services for the Energy Sector in Paris. The symposium allowed for very productive interaction with key players in the climate services for energy arena (academia, power companies and policy makers). Several synergies were identified with recently starting research projects and the momentum is building for the 1st Clim2Power User Board Meeting in Brussels on April 5th. More information on the event can be found here. Click here to view the Clim2Power presentation.
This month Clim2Power attended the EPA Climate Research Seminar 2017 in Dublin, Ireland on the 7th of December. The event explored how nationally funded climate research can support the implementation of the National Mitigation Plan and the National Adaptation Framework.
A series of presentations on relevant EPA funded research, as well as discussion and debate on best practice for assessment and reporting of national climate research proved interesting and informative. Dr Barry O’Dwyer, lead for Clim2Power partner UCC, presented and took part in panel discussions at the event.