Call for abstracts – closed

The call for abstracts closed on 9 September 2013. EWEA will inform all those who submitted an abstract if theirs was selected for presentation or not by beginning October 2013 at the latest. If you have any questions regarding your abstract please email [email protected]

Abstracts were invited for the sessions and topics listed below. Note to students: to facilitate participation, EWEA will cover travel and accommodation expenses if the selected oral presentation is by a full-time student (e.g. PhD or similar).

Session 1: The end users’ requirements
Chair: Lars Landberg, Senior Vice President; Head of R&D and Forecasting, GL Garrad Hassan, Denmark

This session invited abstracts on the following topics:

  • End-user requirements at different time-frames and for different applications.
  • What are the particular needs of TSOs, DSOs, utilities, energy traders, wind farm operators, aggregators, etc.?
  • Seen from an end-user perspective what does the ideal system look like? What would be the one thing that would improve current systems?
  • Value and perceived value of forecasts, eg what would the value of a 1% reduction in uncertainty be?
  • Adoption of new forecasting tools in the lifecycle of business processes.
  • Observed mismatch between research in forecasting and the adoption of latest developments (e.g. ramp/uncertainty forecasting) into the business process of end-users.
  • Standardisation: the need for standardised products, tools, data, evaluation protocols, etc. in order to supports communities sharing knowledge.

Session 2: Numerical weather prediction models
Chair: Florian Pappenberger, Senior Scientist, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts – ECMWF, UK

This session invited abstracts on the following topics:

  • NWP models: state-of-the-art and future challenges to improve wind forecasts;
  • Value of limited area models and other downscaling methods to improve wind predictions;
  • Representation of uncertainty in NWP models focusing on near surface wind.

Session 3: Wind power forecasting models and operational systems
Chair: George Kariniotakis, Head of Renewable Energies & Smartgrids Group, Centre for Energy & Processes, MINES ParisTech, France

This session invited abstracts on the different approaches to forecasting covering:

  • the time frames (very-short term, short, medium and longer term) of the various applications;
  • various forecast products needed in the applications (probabilistic forecasts, scenarios, ramps, extremes spatio-temporal forecasting…);
  • the contribution of new measuring technologies (i.e. radars, lidars) in improving forecasts;
  • performance evaluation results on real-world cases.

Session 4: Integrating forecasts in business processes
Chair: Gregor Giebel, Senior Scientist, DTU Wind Energy, Denmark

This session invited abstracts on the following topics:

  • The use of forecasting products in end user business processes;
  • Other uses of wind (power) forecasting.


NB: Being a panel discussion session 5 was not included in the call for abstracts.