Next Generation Challenges in Energy Climate modelling 2021 (NextGenEC21)

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David Brayshaw

Aug 11, 2021, 9:04:57 AMAug 11
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Dear openmodders,


We’d like to bring to your attention the 2nd Next Generation Challenges in Energy Climate Modelling.  This is a virtual workshop – free to attend – running over two days (afternoons of 16th and 17th September).  It aims to bring together researchers from energy and climate to address the “hard” quantitative challenges of understanding and modelling climate risk in energy systems.  It is open to all researchers from academia, industry or policy, with early career researchers particularly welcomed.


More details about the workshop are provided below and on the website.  If you are interested, please register (via the forms linked below) by 3rd September.


For those who attended last year, please note that this year’s NextGenEC also includes an opportunity to present your own work.  Submissions of relevant work around the interface of energy and climate modelling are warmly encouraged.


Best wishes,


David and the NextGenEC organising committee






Next Generation Challenges in Energy Climate modelling 2021 (NextGenEC21)

Climate and Energy Systems: Foresight days to decades ahead

A 2-day online workshop

16th and 17th September 2021

0600-1000 Denver, 1300-1700 London, 1400-1800 Berlin, 2200-0200 Sydney 

Workshop webpage:

Registration link (deadline Friday 3rd September)



Recent years have seen a growing appreciation of the risks posed by climate variability, change and uncertainty in power system operations and planning.  There remain, however, many fundamental scientific and technical questions to be addressed in order to fully understand climate risk in power systems.


This event, the 2nd online workshop in the “NextGenEC” series, will bring together an international and interdisciplinary group of researchers working at the interface between climate and energy science.  The aim is to stimulate active and ongoing discussions around the use of climate information in energy system analysis. Details of last year’s workshop (NextGenEC20, June 2020) which attracted nearly 80 participants from around the world can be found here, and in the meeting summary published here (open access).


This year’s topic – “Climate and Energy Systems: Foresight days to decades ahead” – will focus discussion and presentations around 5 themes:


  • Making the most of limited meteorological predictability for energy
  • Climate uncertainty and power system planning 
  • Definition and assessment of weather stress events for energy
  • Added value of subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) forecasting for energy 
  • Renewable energy and research into the developing markets


Further details can be found on the workshop webpage, here.  Participants are invited to present their own research and engage in working group discussions addressing these themes.


To enable active discussions between all participants, numbers attending the workshop may be limited.  If you are interested in participating, please register your interest using the following link before Friday 3rd September:


Registration link


If you require further information, please contact  We look forward to hearing from you!


Best wishes,


David Brayshaw

Professor in Climate Science and Energy Meteorology, University of Reading


On behalf of the organising committee:

  • Hannah Bloomfield (Univ Reading)
  • Jethro Browell (Univ Strathclyde)
  • Roger Dargaville (Univ Melbourne)
  • Matteo de Felice (European Commission, JRC)
  • Paula Gonzalez (Univ Reading)
  • Katharina Gruber (BOKU)
  • Alex Kies (Univ Frankfurt)
  • Julie Lundquist (Univ Colorado)
  • Mathaios Panteli (Univ Cyprus)
  • James Price (UCL)
  • Laurens Stoop (Utrecht University, TenneT, KNMI)
  • Hazel Thornton (UK Met Office)
  • Jan Wohland (ETH Zurich)
  • Marianne Zeyringer (Univ Oslo)











Robbie Morrison

Aug 11, 2021, 12:06:52 PMAug 11

Hi David, all

For some background, the first virtual workshop is briefly documented on the openmod forum:

The organizers can also post a notification describing the second virtual workshop ahead of time too, should you so wish.  The same forum category and tags could also apply, I guess.

with best wishes, Robbie

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