NextGenEC Community Webinars

Deepening links between the energy- and climate- research communities

Interactive, international, interdisciplinary research webinars and discussion

The spring 2022 series of the NextGenEC webinars have now been completed. We hope to arrange another series of webinars soon. Please watch this space!

In the meantime, please consider:

  • Joining our slack discussion channel: Slack link
  • Reviewing the recordings from the Spring 2022 series (link should work even if it appears crossed out!): YouTube channel.


Spring 2022 Webinar Recordings

  • The Energy and Industry Geography Lab – A GIS tool for Europe’s energy future
    Andreas Uihlein & Maria Ruehringer (European Commission Joint Research Centre)
    Recorded version: YouTube link.
    The Energy and Industry Geography Lab is a user-friendly online tool that provides geospatial information for companies, researchers, and energy infrastructure planners. This map-based interface enables online data management, visualisation and analysis of data related to energy and industry, helping policymakers to plan the key changes needed to decarbonise the economy. The Energy and Industry Geography Lab shows where to find clean energy, if the necessary infrastructure is in place, or whether there is land available for the installation of renewable energies. It also hosts socio-economic information, and offers forward-looking capabilities, as it includes geospatial data from scenario work by the Commission and third parties. It brings, for the first time, data on energy and industrial infrastructure together in a single map and for free, to better plan the decarbonisation we all need to achieve the European Green Deal.

  • An introduction to useful resources for energy-climate modelling
    Hannah Bloomfield (Bristol University)
    Recorded version: YouTube link.
    In this talk we will discuss various online repositories of energy and climate data that have become common starting points for energy-meteorology studies. This will include online data explorers, downloadable datasets, and websites offering useful guidance. There will be an opportunity at the end of the talk for others to share their personal experiences with energy-met datasets.

  • Weather and climate inputs for electric system modeling: The current status and what needs to change
    Justin Sharp (Sharply Focussed LLC)
    Recorded version: YouTube link.
    This presentation will discuss the current ways that weather and climate is handled in electric system analysis in the US, including a brief look at methodologies and datasets. We will then discuss an ESIG taskforce project to improve those practices and datasets, and report interim plans and findings as available. We look forward to a robust discussion of similar activities occurring in Europe in the session Q&A.

  • Linking unserved energy to weather regimes
    Laurens Stoop (Utrecht Uni, KMNI and Tennet ESO BV)
    Recorded version: YouTube link.
    Some weather regimes have been shown to have an impact on the availability of renewables. At the same time these events could be no issue for the european power system when other sources are available. We’ve combined synchronous meteorological inputs with a state of the art energy system model to determine the impact of weather regimes on the explicit use of the system. We investigated loss of load expected and energy not served for ENTSO-E’s Ten Year Network Development Plan scenarios.

  • Reanalysis datasets and bias correction for simulation of wind power generation and application in the analysis of the Texas freeze event 2021
    Katharina Gruber (BOKU, Vienna)
    Recorded version: YouTube link.
    In this talk you will hear about comparisons of different datasets for wind power simulation. These include reanalyses, as well as data for bias correction. Furthermore, the differences between different regions of the world and effects of and spatial and temporal aggregation will be shown. As an example of the application of synthetic wind power generation time series, an analysis of the Texas freeze event in February will be presented, where profitability of winterization efforts and why the Texan power system was not winterized will be discussed.

  • Power system impacts of drought, heat, and increasing variable renewable adoption in the Western U.S.
    Ana Dyreson (Michigan Technical University)
    Recorded version: YouTube link.
    This talk highlights the results of several recent studies that used power system models to investigate how drought and heat impact power system operations in the Western U.S. These studies used multi-model frameworks including water management models, thermoelectric power plant models, and capacity expansion models to provide scenarios for drought, heat, and variable renewable energy adoption that are simulated in hourly power system operations (production cost models). Results point to the relative strength of each stressor, the importance of regional interconnections, and a need for the continued expansion of such multisector, multi-model toolsets.

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