Behavior in term of use of energy is undisputably impacted by weather and climate factors. An intense, unusual and lasting cold wave will generate an excess in the demand of energy, and create power cuts and surcharges if it had not been properly planed and anticipated. In the same way, a heat wave will increase the use of air conditionning and therefore a consumption of energy. The importance of forecasting consumption, maintenaining the network, optmizing the sources of energy are all suffering from the weather and climate factors. Weather fluctuations have a high impact on the energy sector at multiple levels: demand, production, management, environment, economy, infrastructures, energy sources….
Annual reports from major energetic specialists position their results at ‘under constant climate conditions’ reflecting the real performance of the company whichever the weather fluctuations would be. Electricity, gas, renewable energy, wind energy, hot and cold networks, … are all influenced by weather fluctuations at short, mid to long terms.
CLIMPACT helps you measure the impact of weather on the energy sector in order to: