The APPLICATE project releases its first case study that contributes to understanding "Effects of Arctic seaice on energy production in mid-latitudes". The case study describes a cold spell in winter 2016-17 that was accompanied by record-breaking low precipitation and wind speed, increasing energy demand and reducing renewable power generation, which contributed to an energy-security risk situation.
The document is mainly addressed to policy makers, although it can also be of interest for big energy associations (e.g., EWEA, IRENA, AREA) and global networks of Transmission System Operators (e.g., ENTSO-E), among others. This work has been the result of a joint effort between climate scientists, social scientists and science communication specialists taking part in the consortium and has counted with the collaboration of partners from the European H2020 project Sub-seasonal to seasonal predictions for energy (S2S4E).
More information and download on our website: https://applicate.eu/news/221-effects-of-arctic-sea-ice-on-energy-production-in-mid-latitudes