Better forecasts can reduce dependency on fossil fuels

Albert Soret

Better forecasts for clean energy production and power demand can improve the integration of renewables into the electricity system and help reduce the use of fossil fuel-fired plants, says Albert Soret, the leader of the S2S4E project.

“Both energy production and demand are strongly affected by weather conditions and their evolution over time. That is why we are working to make climate predictions more reliable and understandable,” Soret says in the video below.

Vattenfall: “Water is the fuel for our hydropower stations, so forecasts are very important”

Mikael Sundby

For Swedish energy company Vattenfall, which owns many wind and hydropower plants in several countries in Europe, weather forecasts are very important as they increase the accuracy of their own electricity production forecasts. 

According to Mikael Sundby, a hydrologist and planner of hydropower production at the Swedish utility, the more Vattenfall invests in developing new renewable energy, the more important it becomes for them to have access to reliable forecasts.