Energy

Building a climate resilient society 

Weather information becomes more and more important in the energy sector. Due to the transition to more renewable energy, production of energy is becoming more dependent on weather variability. For example, cloudy and wind still days can have a huge impact on the production capacity. We have the expertise to investigate the meteorological variability in sunshine and wind patterns. Furthermore, we can analyze the future consequences of climate change on the meteorological variability impacting the energy sector.

Not only the energy supply itself, but also the capacity of the network has a strong dependence on weather. For all actors in the energy sector, it becomes therefore more important to integrate weather and climate knowledge in their operations. Weather data differs from other big data, some specific knowledge is needed to understand and work with weather data. Weather Impact can bring the fields of meteorology, big data and energy network operations together and shows the opportunities it brings for the energy transition.

TenneT

In 2020, we have provided a virtual workshop for the Dutch and German transmission network operator TenneT. The workshop was attended by around 25 employees from TenneT in the Netherlands and Germany. We have given an introduction on weather observation and forecasting and discussed practical examples of using weather information with open source scripting software Python. Finally, a few points of attention in managing weather data and some specific questions from TenneT were discussed. The workshop was received well by the TenneT employees and provided them with a kickstart in the analysis of weather information.

Are you interested in our consultancy work or trainings related to climate change impacts in your sector? You can contact Bob Ammerlaan.

Read more about our workshop at Tennet here.