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

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"This book is from the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Weather/Climate Risk Management for the Energy Sector held in Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy in 2008. It 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; and iIncludes papers on high-level policy options for an improved use of weather and climate information for the energy industry" "Weather and climate information is an important element in policy/decision making relevant for the energy sector, both within the context of climate change adaptation and climate change mitigation. For instance, weather forecasts are routinely employed in the energy sectorfrom energy producers to suppliers, and from financial analysts to national regulatorsto assist in decision-making. Given the diversity of the energy sector, this information is used for several purposes such as for pricing the cost of energy or that of financial instruments. Other climate information, such as that from seasonal and decadal forecasts, is also starting to be included. In addition, weather and climate information is naturally a key element in the development and use of renewable energy resources such as wind, solar and hydropower." After an introductory part on the production of weather and climate information (e.g. forecasts, reanalyses) in the context of energy applications, and one on policies for the transfer between weather and climate and energy industry, the book delves into applications for the many facets of the energy industry,from the oil/gas sector to the renewable energy to demand forecasting, thus providing an inclusive state-of-the-art picture of the interaction between weather, climate and energy.

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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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