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Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Weather/Climate Risk Management for the Energy Sector, Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy, 6-10 October 2008

Troccoli, Alberto (Ed.)

2010, XXXI, 344 p.

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  • Presents state-of-the-art papers in the production and use of weather and climate information for many areas within the energy industry
  • Includes papers on the technical aspects of production and use of weather and climate information for the energy industry
  • Includes papers on high-level policy options for an improved use of weather and climate information for the energy industry
Meteorological and climate data are indeed essential both in day-to-day energy management and for the definition of production and distribution infrastructures. For instance, the supply of electricity to users can be disturbed by extreme meteorological events such as thunderstorms with unusually strong winds, severe icing, severe cold spells, sea level elevation associated with storm surges, floods … To be protected against such events, it is not sufficient to act after they have taken place. It is necessary to identify their potential impacts precisely and assess the probability of their occurrence. This book shows that this can only be done through an enhanced dialogue between the energy community and the climate and meteorology community. This implies an in-depth dialogue between actors to define precisely what kind of data is needed and how it should be used. Météo-France has been in long-term cooperation with the energy sector, including the fields of electricity production and distribution. Drawing on this experience, it should be noted in this respect the importance of lo- term partnership between actors as exemplified here by the message of EDF.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Hydropower - Meteorology - Oil and Gas - RM - Risk Management - Scale - Snow - Storm - Weather - climate change - climate change mitigation - development

Related subjects » Atmospheric Sciences - Climate Change Management and Policy - Energy Technology - Global Change - Climate Change - Policy, Economics, Management & Transport

Table of contents 

Preface.- List of Contributors.- List of Participants.- Part 1. Weather & Climate Fundamentals for the Energy Sector.- Weather, Climate, and the Energy Industry; J.A. Dutton.- Weather and Climate Predictions for the Energy Sector; A. Troccoli.- Multi-Scale Projections of Weather and Climate at the UK Met Office; C. Buontempo et al.- Meteorology, Climate and Energy; O. Lemaître.- Part 2. Policies for Information Transfer between Weather/Climate and Energy Sectors.- Use of Indicators to Improve Communication on Energy Systems Vulnerability, Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change; A. Michaelowa et al.- Climate Services for Development in Africa with a Potential Focus on Energy; M.S. Boulahya.- Weather/Climate Services in Europe and Central Asia: a Key Tool for Energy Sector Adaptation to Climate Change; J. Ebinger et al.- Climate Risk Management for the Energy Sector in Africa: the Role of the African Development Bank; S. Veit.- Data Headaches; M. Harrison, A. Troccoli.- Communicating Information for Energy and Development; J. Furlow.- Requirements of Oil and Gas Operations for Climate Data, Information, Products and Services in the High Latitudes; E.M. Akentyeva.- IPCC Scoping Paper on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation; A. Allali.- Part 3. Energy Sector Practices, Need, Impediments Including Current Weather/Climate Information Transfer to the Energy Sector.- Practices, Needs and Impediments in the Use of Weather/Climate Information in the Electricity Sector; L. Dubus.- Large-Scale Variability of Weather Dependent Renewable Energy Sources; L. von Bremen.- Modelling and Forecasting Energy Demand: Principles and Difficulties; M. Fischer.- Can We Trust Long-Range Weather Forecasts?; P.J. Mailier.- Storm Prediction Research and its Application to the Oil/Gas Industry; L.S.R. Froude, R.J. Gurney.- Weather Sensitivity of Electricity Supply and Data Services of the German Met Office; B. Rothstein, G. Halbig.- Water Management of a ThermalPower Plant – a Site Specific Approach Concerning Climate Change; S. Greis et al.- Mathematical Programming Basis for Decision Making Using Weather and Climate Information for the Energy Sector; O.M. Pokrovsky.- Trends in Snow Deposition on Overhead Electric Lines: Using Synoptic Data to Investigate the Relationship Black-Out Risk/Climate Change; P. Bonelli, M. Lacavalla.- Natural Risks Management in the Gas Transmission System (GTS) of Russia and the Contribution of Climate Services under Global Climate Change; L.V. Vlasova, G.S. Rakitina.- Weather/Climate Risk Management for the Energy Sector: Workshop Recommendations; A. Troccoli et al.- Index.-

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