Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry / Edition 1

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Weather and climate information provide important elements in policy/decision making within the energy sector. Weather forecasts are employed routinely in the energy sector – by energy producers through to suppliers, and by financial analysts through to national regulators – to assist in decision-making. This information is used for diverse purposes such as the pricing of energy or the valuation of financial instruments. Climate information, including from seasonal to inter-annual predictions as well as climate change scenarios, is starting to be included in these decision processes. In addition, weather and climate information is naturally key in the development and use of renewable energy resources such as wind, solar and hydropower.
Following an introductory section covering the production of weather and climate information (forecasts, re-analyses, and so on), and a second one dealing with policies for transferring information between the weather and climate sector and the energy industry, the book delves into multi-faceted applications within the energy industry, from the oil/gas sector to the renewable energy through to demand forecasting, thus providing an encompassing state-of-the-art picture of the interactions between weather, climate and energy.

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With contributions from:
Dr Elena Akentyeva (Main Geophysical Observatory, Russia)
Dr Alberto Arribas (UK Met Office)
Mr Paolo Bonelli (CESI RICERCA S.p.A., Italy)
Mr Mohammed S. Boulahya (ClimDevAfrica and Climate-Insight, Tunisia)
Dr Carlo Buontempo (Met Office, UK)
Dr Anca Brookshaw (Met Office, UK)
Ms Hélène Connor (HELIO International, France)
Dr Laurent Dubus (Electricité De France, France)
Prof. John A. Dutton (Prescient Weather Ltd., USA)
Ms Jane Ebinger (World Bank, USA)
Dr Martin Fischer (Metnext, France)
Dr Lizzie S. R. Froude (University of Reading, UK)
Mr John Furlow (US Agency for International Development, USA)
Ms Stefanie Greis (European Institute for Energy Research, Germany)
Prof Robert J Gurney (University of Reading, UK)
Ms Lucy Hancock (World Bank, USA)
Dr Mike Harrison (Climate-Insight, UK)
Mr Matteo Lacavalla (CESI RICERCA S.p.A., Italy)
Mr Olivier Lemaître (Météo-France, France)
Dr Pascal Mailier (Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, Belgium)
Dr Axel Michaelowa (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Ms Ulrike Müller (European Institute for Energy Research, Germany)
Mr Ken Mylne (Met Office, UK)
Dr Oleg M. Pokrovsky (Main Geophysical Observatory, Russia)
Dr Galina Rakitina (VNIIGAZ, Russia)
Dr Benno Rothstein (Rottenburg University, Germany)
Ms Jeannette Schulz (European Institute for Energy Research, Germany)
Dr Alberto Troccoli (University of Reading, UK and CSIRO, Australia)
Mr Vladimir Tsirkunov (World Bank, USA)
Mr Sebastian Veit (African Development Bank, Tunisia)
Dr Lada Vlasova (VNIIGAZ, Russia)
Dr Lueder von Bremen (ISET e.V., Germany)
Ms Laura E Williamson (HELIO International, USA)

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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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