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Smart4RES Final Conference

Session 1: General overview

  • Keynote speech ‘EU’s research and innovation priorities on renewable energy’, M. Soede (DG Research and Innovation,European Commission)
  • Evolution of the state of the art and The Smart4RES project in a nutshell, G. Kariniotakis (MINES Paris)

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Session 2: Advances in Weather Modelling

  • RES-dedicated weather forecasting models, Q. Libois (Météo France)
  • High-resolution weather models – Large Eddy Simulation (LES): the future, R. Verzijlbergh (Whiffle)
  • Improvement of solar forecasting through the use of multi-source observations, J. Lecaza (DLR)

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Session 3: Next Generation RES Forecasting

  • Improved RES models in particular weather conditions, M. Lange (EMSYS)
  • Data driven methods for minute-scale wind power and structural load forecasts using Lidars, T. Göçmen (DTU)
  • How to simplify RES forecasting using a seamless approach, D. van der Meer (MINES Paris)

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Session 4: Forecasting services and applications

  • Towards data markets, P. Pinson (DTU/ Imperial College of London)
  • Privacy-preserving data-sharing for energy forecasting, C. Gonçalves (INESC TEC)
  • Uncertainty-aware booking of flexibilities in electrical grids, R. Bessa (INESC TEC)
  • Optimisation of operation and security assessment of isolated power systems with high RES penetration, D. Lagos (NTUA)
  • Trading strategies for RES production, S. Camal (MINES Paris)
  • Resilient energy forecasting and prescriptive analytics, A. Stratigakos (MINES Paris)

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Panel session: FUTURE CHALLENGES IN RES FORECASTING – Moderators: Gregor Giebel & Georges Kariniotakis

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Workshop & webinar presentations
Smart4RES Webinar series
  • Smart4RES webinar series Season Episode #5Optimizing the value of storage in power systems and electricity markets
    The presentation of our fifth Smart4RES webinar is now available!
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  • Smart4RES webinar series Season Episode #4Optimising participation of renewables generation in multiple electricity markets
    The presentation of our fourth Smart4RES webinar is now available!
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  • Smart4RES webinar series Season Episode #3 – Advanced weather forecasting for RES applications
    This episode was presented in two parts:
    – ep 3.1 deals with Smart4RES developments towards high-resolution and Numerical Weather Prediction solutions to improve RES forecasting models.
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    – ep 3.2 addresses multi-source observations to improve solar forecasting within the Smart4RES project
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  • Smart4RES webinar series Season 1 Episode #2 – Extracting value from data sharing for RES forecasting: Privacy aspects & data monetization
    With nearly 200 attendees, the presentation of our second episode is available online.
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  • Smart4RES webinar series Season 1 Episode #1 – Data science for renewable energy prediction
    With nearly 700 attendees, the presentation of our first Smart4RES webinar is now available!
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Conference & workshop presentations


  • 42nd International Symposium on Forecasting, IIF – International Institute of Forecasters, Jul 2022, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Akylas Stratigakos, Andrea Michiorri, Georges Kariniotakis. Making Energy Forecasting Resilient to Missing Features: a Robust Optimization Approach
  • National Solar Energy Days, JNES 2022 Congress, 29 June – 01 July Albi, France
    Uncertainty of SW Cloud Radiative Effect in Atmospheric Models due to the Parameterization of Liquid Cloud Optical Properties.
    Erfan Jahangir, Quentin Libois, Fleur Couvreux, Benoît Vié, David Saint-Martin.
    Estimation de l’impact des aérosols sur la ressource solaire en Europe de l’Ouest.
    Julien Sablon, Quentin Libois, Sébastien Riette, Xavier Ceamanos.
  • WindEurope Technology Workshop 2022, 23-24 June, Brussels, Belgium
    Our project coordinator, George Kariniotakis, chaired the session ‘Improve forecasting in different timescales’. Panelists gave a comprehensive look at recent advances in the field. The following works have been presented by MINES Paris:
    Smart4RES next-generation forecasting solutions for single wind turbines up to aggregations and for different temporal scales.
    Simon Camal, George Kariniotakis (Oral presentation and poster). ⟨hal-03710717⟩
    Advanced Model Predictive Control Strategies for the Provision of Energy and Ancillary Services by Wind Farms Coupled with Storage.
    Luca Santosuosso, Simon Camal, Alessandro Di Giorgio, Francesco Liberati, Andrea Michiorri, et al. (Oral presentation and poster). ⟨hal-03710704
    Automatic Feature Selection and Forecast Combination to Enhance and Generalize Renewable Energy Forecasting.
    Dennis van der Meer, Simon Camal, George Kariniotakis. Download the poster in HAL
    Towards increased interpretability of AI-based tools in the energy sector with focus on the wind energy trading application.
    Konstantinos Parginos, George Kariniotakis, Ricardo Bessa, Simon Camal. Download the presentation in HAL
  • 17th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, PMAPS 2022, 12-15 June 2022, Online.
    – Smart4RES organised a special Session presenting data-science based approaches proposed to address the impact of renewable production uncertainty on the operation of power systems. Beyond the general introduction of the project, presentations in the Session demonstrates the capacity of these solutions to significantly simplify the modelling chain between data and uncertainty-aware decisions. You can download the presentations below:
    Prescriptive Trees for Integrated Forecasting and Optimization Applied in Trading of Renewable Energy.
    Akylas Stratigakos, Mines Paris – PSL
    Seamless probabilistic weather forecasts for renewable energy prediction.
    Ivana Aleksovska, Météo France
    Forecasting the high-resolution variability of renewable production using advanced weather forecasting products. 
    Simon Camal, Mines Paris – PSL
    Regression Markets for Energy Systems Operation. 
    Liyang Han, DTU
    Preventing definition of flexibility actions for solving technical problems in electrical grids using uncertainty forecasts.
    Ricardo Bessa, INESC TEC
    – Parallel to the special session, 3 outstanding papers have been presented by MINES Paris and are available for download in our Publications section.
  • EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria (ARMINES)
    – Simon Camal, Dennis van Der Meer, Georges Kariniotakis. Short-term forecasting of renewable production trajectories at hightemporal resolution. EGU General Assembly 2022, May 2022, Vienna, Austria. pp.EGU22-12965.
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    – Georges Kariniotakis, Simon Camal, Dennis van Der Meer, Dennis van Der Meer, Akylas Stratigakos, et al.. Highlight results of the Smart4RES project on weather modelling and forecasting dedicated to renewable energy applications. EGU General Assembly 2022, May 2022, Vienna, Austria. pp.EGU22-12923.
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  • The 3rd E.DSO Projects in the Spotlight webinar “Raising the uptake of renewables by DSOs”, 1 April 2022 (HEDNO)
    Smart4RES was one of the projects that were highlighted during this event that shed light on E.DSO members’ R&I projects addressing the challenges in distribution operation related to the sharp rise in renewables in new innovative ways which will help shape the energy sector of the future. Three projects were put under the spotlight: CoordiNetEUsysflex and Smart4RES, which, under the moderation of Marie Picut, European Affairs Policy Manager at Enedis, explained the essence of their project’s solution with regards to a scenario with high penetration of renewable energy sources.
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    Further material is available on E.DSO website 
  • Workshop on ‘Data sharing in renewable energy: experiences and incentives, 24 February 2022 (INESC TEC)
    Smart4RES was happy to contribute to the workshop organised by the European Commission/DG ENER and co-hosted by EUREC – The Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres. The workshop underscored the need to support digitalisation and data sharing in the renewable energy sector and discussed the incentives that may need to come from the public sector to stimulate it further.
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    Further material is available on EUREC website 


  • Wind Europe Electric City, Copenhagen, 23-25 November 2021 (ARMINES)
    As part of a forecasting session, Smart4RES results with a focus on wind power forecasting have been presented.
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  • 38th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition –  06-10 September 2021 (DLR)
    – DLR presented their improved hybrid solar irradiance nowcast method, combining all-sky imager and persistence-based nowcasts at the 38th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Session ‘Forecasting Solar Radiation and PV Power’).
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  • The 16th EDP New R&D session: “The power of AI for renewables”, 2021 – 21 July 2021 (EDP NEW, ARMINES and METEO FRANCE)
    – EDP New invited Armines and Météo France to discuss the power of Artificial Intelligence for renewables in the context of the Smart4RES project.
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  • The 14th IEEE PowerTech 2021 –  28 June to 02 July 2021 (DTU, ARMINES)
    – Monetizing Customer Load Data for an Energy Retailer: A Cooperative Game Approach.
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    – Adaptive Generalized Logit-Normal Distributions for Wind Power Short-Term Forecasting.
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    – A Value-Oriented Price Forecasting Approach to Optimize Trading of Renewable Generation.
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  • The International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF), 2021 – 27 to 30 June 2021 (Armines)
    – A holistic approach for improving the renewable energy forecasting model and value chain – The Smart4RES project.
  • Wind Energy Science Conference 2021 – 25 to 28 May 2021 (ARMINES, INESC TEC, DTU)
    – Short-term trading of wind energy production using data-driven prescriptive optimization.
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    – Research directions and results in the Smart4RES project for improving renewable energy forecasting.
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    – Integration of wind energy uncertainty in predictive grid management: can we make it simple has been presented by INESC TEC.
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  • The 14th Energy Storage World Forum – 19 to 21 May 2021 (EDP NEW Energy and ARMINES)
    EDP New and ARMINES have been invited to present the Smart4RES approach during the 14th Energy Storage World Forum. Smart4RES partners presented how to Improve Forecasting And Decision-Aid Tools To Accurately Predict And Manage High Volumes Of Renewable Energy Generation.
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  • EGU General Assembly 2021 – 30 April 2021 (ARMINES)
    Smart4RES: Improved weather modelling and forecasting dedicated to renewable energy applications, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-16219
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  • EGU General Assembly 2020
    The EGU General Assembly 2020 in the online format Sharing Geoscience Online was an exciting experiment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a great success throughout the entire week.
    This online event was an occasion to present Smart4RES during the Energy Meteorology session, moderated by Gregor Giebel from DTU Wind.
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