Extreme Events for Energy Providers

Climate adaptation strategies in the energy sector as a response to extreme weather events

The effects of extreme weather result in a high demand for energy that energy producers must anticipate. The goal of Extreme Events for Energy Providers (E3P) is to translate climate projections into tools that will help energy providers anticipate future extremes. E3P will provide the energy supply and production industry with the ability to present medium to long-term plans for climate adaptation and risk assessment.

Recent weather events suggest climate change plays a significant role in modifying the severity and frequency of extreme weather. Extreme weather events such as summer heat waves are becoming increasingly unpredictable. This increases the vulnerability of communities and reduces the resilience of socio-economic regulations, such as infrastructure or insurance. These intensified weather extremes have the potential to overwhelm current coping strategies particularly in the energy sector.

Extreme Events for Energy Providers (E3P)
Project Type

Innovation – Develops and brings to market climate-relevant knowledge, products and services

Project Partners

Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alterantives (CEA)
Electricite de France (EDF)
Aria Technologies
The National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Météo France – CNRM
Imperial College London
Wageningen UR – Alterra

Project Manager
Project Location

Pan European, co-ordinated from France

Project Start Date
September 2011

Decision Metrics & Finance