Copernicus Thematic Workshop on Energy






– Organiser: EUSPA
– Language: English
– Virtual or in-person: Hybrid

The next event in the Copernicus Thematic Workshop series is planned for March 17 2023 (from 9.30-17.00), on the topic of Energy. The workshop will be held in hybrid format, online on the event platform and at the auditorium in the Breydel building (Av. d’Auderghem 45), Brussels for the onsite part.

Delivering secure, sustainable, and affordable energy for citizens and businesses is a cornerstone of the European Green Deal, with the increase of energy efficiency and the move to renewable sources to reduce emissions. Investments in the European Union in energy transition and infrastructure as well as in energy system integration are part of the solutions, amongst others, to enhance energy security. The REPowerEU plan of the European Commission illustrates further the strategic importance of energy provision within the current geo-political setting.

Over the past years Copernicus has been providing an unprecedented amount of environmental data that covers the entire globe. Copernicus data is already being used operationally in the wind and solar power industry and other opportunities are unfolding for European electricity transmission system operators and other key actors in the energy sector at national and European level. 

The agenda of the workshop is:

9.00 Welcome Coffee

9.30 Introduction/housekeeping

9.35 Welcome and policy context

Mauro Facchini, DG DEFIS/Copernicus

Brendan Devlin, DG ENER

Willem Van Ierland, DG CLIMA: C1

Mark Dowell, KCEO 


10.15 Coffee break

10:30 Session 1: Renewable energy production

Moderators: Stijn Vermoote, ECMWF; Maria Berdahl, DG DEFIS

Setting the scene: current use of Copernicus data

C3S data and applications for the energy sector, Chiara Cagnazzo, ECMWF 
Copernicus Marine Service supporting the energy sector, Tina Silovic, Mercator Ocean International 
A system for predicting global and regional tidal currents, Ergane Fouchet, Noveltis 
Use of Copernicus services in global industrial applications for energy yield evaluation and solar power forecasting, Thomas Cebecauer, SolarGIS  
Earth Observation for Clean Energy in the Development Sector, Elke Kraetzschmar, IABG 
Offshore wind, Henrik Søgaard Iversen, Lautec 

Round table discussion

Gofran Chowdhury, 3E

Etienne Wey, e-shape

Joachim Saalmueller, Eumetsat

Remi Gruet, OEE 

Interactive session

12:20 Lunch break

13:20 Session 2: Energy transmission and distribution in Europe

Moderators: Eduard Escalona Zorita, EUSPA; Cristina Ananasso, ECMWF

Setting the scene: current use of Copernicus data

Using CEMS to assess the impact of drought on the energy production and to map inequalities in the access to electricity, Thomas Kemper, JRC-ISPRA 
The C3S Energy Service, Mattia Zaramella, Inside Climate Service s.r.l. & University of Padova 
Towards climate change-aware datasets for pan-European adequacy and long-term planning studies, David Radu, ENTSO-E 
Energy resilience using machine learning and change detection algorithms based on Copernicus data, Vassil Vassilev, Technologica 
How Destination Earth helps Energy Systems Management – The DestinE Use Case Energy Systems, Bruno Schyska, DLR 
Security of electricity supply in extreme weather cases – an energy application of reanalysis data for the German power sector in 2030, Dr. Philipp Schnaars, EWI, University of Köln 

Round table discussion

David Rubio Miguel, IBERDROLA

Alessandra Ussorio, Copernicus Security Service SATCEN,

Natassa Antoniou, FIRE project (EARSC)

Lucy Kennedy, Spottitt  

14:10 Interactive session

15:00 Coffee break

15:30 Session 3: Energy efficiency, emissions and environmental impact

Moderators: Carlo Buontempo, ECMWF; Tina Silovic, Moi

Setting the scene: current use of Copernicus data

CAMS, Vincent-Henri Peuch, ECMWF

SATLANTIS, Roberto Fabrizi 

EIGL platform, Andreas Uihlein, JRC

Energy efficiency in buildings, Adrian Babis, Meteoinsight

Round table discussion

Dinko Raytchev, DG KLIMA
Anthony Credoz, TotalEnergies France Zoltan Bartalis, ESA 
Christiana Photiadou, EEA, 

16:40 Interactive session

17:00 Outlook and Conclusions

Carlo Buontempo, Director C3S/Copernicus Thematic Hub on Energy

Hugo Zunker, DG DEFIS

For each session, speakers from key European or international entities will set the scene before opening on a panel discussion about how to maximize use of Copernicus data for the benefit of public and private users in the energy sector. The panels will also identify currently outstanding needs and requirements, which can form the future development of Copernicus.

We look forward to see you in Brussels or online!