Wind Energy

RESILIENCE prototype

Pre-operational prototype that provides information on the future variation of the global wind resource. It presents a novel interactive way to spot patterns in seasonal wind prediction data. The prototype follows an interdisciplinary approach to develop climate services for the energy sector, putting special emphasis on effectively communicating probabilistic predictions to decision-makers. It is the result of a co-production process involving the research community and a data visualization team at BSC together with various users from the renewable energy sector.

Image Catalogue

Repository for images derived from the work of the Earth System Services group. All images are obtained as a result of using the best information from subseasonal-to-seasonal climate prediction science. The Catalogue has the aim to facilitate the storage and retrieval of images by scientists, energy forecasters and industrial partners participating in the project and also by external users. It provides access to stored data from everywhere and it is also useful for image citing purposes in publications.

Energy factsheets

Download our two-page factsheets describing different aspects of seasonal climate predictions that can be complex to understand by non-specialists.

How to cite:

ESS energy factsheet [number of factsheet] [(year)]. [Title].BSC-ESS Factsheet

 

Wind bulletins

Download our wind bulletins with seasonal wind predictions of the last winters. Forecasts are compared to show how climate predictions issued can guide decision-making.

 

 

Wind energy case studies

Key events from the past to learn how information on climate predictions would have been useful to anticipate future events.

Publications

You can access here to peer-reviewed publications by the Earth System Services group as well as to other publications which are not peer-reviewed, including book chapters, blog articles, proceedings, contributions to newsletters & magazines and more resources.

 

Peer-reviewed publications

 

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Technical notes

Energy technical notes

  • Cortesi, N., N. González-Reviriego, V. Torralba, F. J.

The weather roulette

The Weather Roulette is a mobile application directed to energy decision-makers that aims to properly explain the potential economic benefits of adopting probabilistic predictions compared with the current practice. It has been developed together with the consulting firm Predictia. This app translates the performance of wind speed seasonal predictions into commonplace concepts such as interest ratio and return on investment to inform about the prediction quality and the usefulness of seasonal wind speed predictions for the wind industry.

Video capacity factor

Do you want to know how climate predictions can be useful for the renewable energy sector?

Verónica Torralba from the Climate Services group at BSC is doing her Ph.D. in the framework of the RESILIENCE project. She explains her role in the project, which contributes to the ESS Climate Services Initiative for wind energy, translating climate prediction science and technology into usable information for the energy sector.

Climate services for affordable wind energy

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Bulletin WMO and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Vol. 66 (2), 2017

M. Terrado, N. González-Reviriego, Ll. Lledó, V. Torralba, A. Soret, F.J.Doblas-Reyes. Climate services for affordable wind energy

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