PROJECTS

Extreme Events for Energy Providers

PROJECT TYPE

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

LOCATION

Pan European, co-ordinated from France

START DATE
September 2011
PROJECT MANAGER
THEME

Decision Metrics & Finance

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

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.

 
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