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
You can find more information by following this hashtag on twitter: #Clim2Power
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.
Translated to English from sources: APREN and Observador
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
Click here to see the agenda.
You can keep up to date by following this hashtag on twitter: #Clim2Power
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.
Interested in what you’ve seen so far? We have prepared some material for you to find out more about Clim2Power quickly and easily (see below). The Promotional Material webpage will be updated with further outreach files as they are created.
We hope you like what you see, and remember to contact us with any feedback or questions you might have. We’d love to hear from you.
Clim2Power | Promotional Poster
Clim2Power | Brochure One
Date: 27 September 2017
Venue: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
The Clim2Power Kick Off Meeting successfully took place on the 27th of September 2017 with consortium members meeting together for the first time. The consortium consists of twelve partners, based in six different countries. It combines leading expertise in the fields of low carbon energy systems modelling, seasonal forecasts, climate analysis, climate change mitigation and adaptation, hydrological and power market modelling, water management, policy support, software development, knowledge co-production and stakeholder engagement. The team is managed by Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento (NOVA) in FCT, Portugal.
Welcome to the brand new Clim2Power website! We are excited for you to dive into the information we have been so carefully assembling for you. Your opinion is very important to us so please use the contact form to the right to give any feedback you may have.