A 2-day online workshop with additional 1-day pre-workshop ‘training camp’

15th and 16th September 2022 (optional pre-workshop training camp on 14th September)

0600-1000 Denver, 1300-1700 London, 1400-1800 Berlin, 2200-0200 Sydney

Workshop webpage: https://research.reading.ac.uk/met-energy/next-generation-challenges-workshop/next-generation-energy-climate-modelling-2022/

Registration link (deadline Friday 2nd September)

Climate risk in energy systems can take many forms. From weather hazards and system resilience, through stress-events impacting the security of supply (e.g., “dunkelflaute”), to the need for climate-robust capacity expansion planning against a uncertain future, the need for a deeper understanding of climate uncertainty is both profound and urgent.

Since 2020, the NextGenEC initiative has drawn together researchers from across the energy- and climate- sciences with the aim of highlighting the state-of-the-art, identifying scientific opportunities, and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange. You can find out about previous editions here, including a report from our first workshop a recent perspective article in Joule on “Overcoming the disconnect between energy system and climate modelling”, and details and videos of our recent webinar series here.

The 2022 edition of the NextGenEC workshop will focus on 4 overlapping themes:

  • Modelling weather-driven infrastructure damage in current and future energy systems
  • Planning for black and green swans: storylines for managing rapid transformations in climate & energy
  • Forecasting and predictability: planning and managing variable renewables
  • Energy models for all: open access to knowledge & tools for energy and climate modelling

Participants are invited to present their own research and engage in working group discussions either addressing the four main themes (or via a 5th ‘open’ theme for new and emerging topics).

New for 2022 and in response to participant feedback, the NextGenEC organising committee is also pleased to announce an optional ‘training camp’ running the day before the main workshop.  The training camp provides an opportunity to get a crash course in the fundamentals of energy-climate science and includes hands-on activities to get you started working with climate data in energy models.  Please note that spaces on the training camp are limited to enable a highly interactive and practical focus – early registration is recommended.

If you require further information, please contact d.j.brayshaw@reading.ac.uk.