Energy Sector

Innovative and efficient energy weather solutions for the energy industry

From hydroelectric power allocations to energy trading – weather plays a pivotal role in the energy sector. To meet the high demands of the energy industry, UBIMET combines high-precision meteorology with branch-specific expertise and industry know-how. The result: innovative solutions that are specifically tailored to the needs of our energy customers.

Energy Industry – Electricity Grid

Operational Grid Security: Manage power grids efficiently with innovative weather solutions from UBIMET

The amount of renewable energy fed into the grid depends heavily on the weather. In order to plan efficiently, act efficiently and reliably safeguard supply, grid system operators must be informed as precisely as possible about the volume of supply and the demand for electricity.

Challenges in grid network operation:

  • Ensuring grid stability
  • Integration of fluctuating renewable energy into grids
  • Optimisation of transmission capacity
  • Prevention of power outages
  • Trading renewable energy within the scope of the EEG framework
  • Planning safe installation and maintenance operations
  • Consideration of the expansion of renewable energies in the grid development plan

Highly precise weather solutions for stable, safe and intelligent grid operations:

UBIMET offers high-precision and reliable energy-sector-specific meteorology solutions, supporting network operators with planning, operations and trading.

UBIMET Solutions:

  • WEATHER DATA

    • Worldwide historical measurements and climate time series worldwide
    • Long-term energy meteorological re-analysis data
    • Current readings, satellite and radar images
    • Precise lightning detection system powered by nowcast
    • Weather forecast for named places, postcode areas, network regions & power lines
    • High-resolution weather analysis in real-time (HYDRA)
    • Unique and highly precise short-term weather model (RACE)
  • WEATHER COCKPIT®

    • Highly flexible online visualisation of weather information
    • Live weather data (satellite and radar images, lightning detection, weather station data)
    • Weather forecasts for named places and grids
    • Real-time weather analysis and model predictions
    • Forecasts for renewable energy and feed-in management
    • Consistent warning and alarm system
    • Customised visualisations (e.g. power lines, substations)
  • SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS & ALERTS

    • Your personalised severe weather centre informing you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
    • Warnings:
      • by experienced severe weather meteorologists
      • with individual thresholds
      • before storm, freezing rain, thunderstorm, heavy rain, snowfall
    • ISO-certified transmission via e-mail, SMS and Weather Cockpit®

Energy Industry – Energy Trading

Weather and electricity exchange: UBIMET weather solutions for real-time, short-term and medium-term optimisation of energy trading.

The weather impacts both electricity production and the demand for electricity, thus directly influencing electricity prices. In order to proactively adapt and define strategies according to changes in the weather energy traders and direct sellers require the most precise information on feed-in and electricity demand.

Challenges in energy trading:

  • Determining weather-related influences in gas and electricity trading
  • Best possible approximation of electricity production from renewable energy
  • Direct selling of renewable energies
  • Optimisation of spot market forecasts
  • Development of new trading strategies

Highly accurate weather solutions to minimise risks, increase trade opportunities and maximise financial returns.

UBIMET offers energy suppliers and direct sellers comprehensive, reliable and highly precise weather solutions to optimise price models and spot market forecasts. All of this valuable data can be conveniently accessed in the Weather Cockpit®.

UBIMET Solutions:

  • WEATHER DATA

    • Historical measurements and climate time series worldwide
    • Long-term meteorological re-analysis data
    • Current readings, satellite, radar images
    • Weather forecasts for countries, network regions and metropolitan areas
    • Accurate real-time weather analysis (HYDRA)
    • Own, high-precision short-term weather model (RACE)
    • Population-weighted energy trade forecasts
  • WEATHER COCKPIT®

    • Highly flexible online presentation of weather information
    • Forecasts of renewable energy and feed-in management
    • Weather forecasts for name places and countries
    • Real-time weather analysis and model predictions
    • Live weather data (satellite and radar images, lightning)

Energy Industry – Energy Providers

Security of energy supply: UBIMET provides innovative and high-precision weather data for regional, super regional and national energy suppliers

Energy providers need precise weather data to ensure energy supply to their customers, for example, if it is cold outside then power consumption increases. Energy suppliers must ensure that extra electricity is available and, if necessary, activate power plants at precisely the right time.

Challenges for regional and national energy suppliers:

  • Management balancing supply vs demand
  • Optimisation of power plant deployment
  • Creation of load forecasts
  • Calculation of electricity loads of own customers
  • Accurate billing of end customers

High-precision weather solutions for optimised energy supply

UBIMET provides reliable and high-precision weather solutions to optimise balancing and timetable management, as well as power plant scheduling, load forecasting and accurate, WMO-compliant weather data for consumption determination.

UBIMET Solutions:

  • WEATHER DATA

    • Historical measurements and climate time series
    • Up-to-date measurements for the previous day based on WMO standard (station and point concise)
    • Point specific weather forecasts (Model Output Statistics)
    • Temperature, global radiation, wind, precipitation and others
    • Hourly and/or daily values
    • Energy parameters such as degree day numbers
    • Germany-wide weather data at postcode or climate zone level
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY

    • High-Precision Wind, Solar and Hydro Power Forecasts
  • SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS & ALERTS

    • Your personalised severe weather centre informing you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
    • Warnings:
      • by experienced severe weather meteorologists
      • with individual thresholds
      • before storm, freezing rain, thunderstorm, heavy rain, snowfall
    • ISO-certified transmission via e-mail, SMS and Weather Cockpit®

Energy Industry – Renewable Energy

Weather and Renewables: Weather solutions from UBIMET provide information on the impact of weather on power generation, demand and prices

Renewable energies are already an important source of electricity worldwide and will continue to gain importance. Since power generation, demand and prices are directly related to the weather, reliable and accurate meteorological information is essential to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and safety and to ensure economic success.

Challenges when dealing with renewable energies:

  • Ensuring grid stability
  • Integration of fluctuating renewable energy into grids
  • Optimisation of transmission capacity
  • Prevention of power outages
  • Trading renewable energy within the scope of the EEG framework
  • Planning safe installation and maintenance operations
  • Consideration of the expansion of renewable energies in the grid development plan

Highly precise and tailor-made weather solutions ensuring economic success:

UBIMET offers high-precision and reliable energy-sector-specific meteorology solutions, supporting network operators with planning, operations and trading.

UBIMET Solutions:

  • WEATHER DATA

    • Worldwide historical measurements and climate
    • Long-term energy meteorological re-analysis data
    • Current readings, satellite and radar images
    • Precise lightning detection system powered by nowcast
    • Weather forecast for named places, postcode areas, network regions & power lines
    • High-resolution weather analysis in real-time (HYDRA)
    • Unique and highly precise short-term weather model (RACE)
  • WEATHER COCKPIT®

    • Highly flexible online presentation of weather information
    • Live weather data (satellite and radar images, lightning, station data)
    • Highly accurate weather forecasts for areas and locations
    • Wind information at turbine height
    • Customisable calendar for staff/maintenance planning
    • Forecasts of renewable energies and feed-in management
    • Severe weather and lightning warnings
  • SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS & ALERTS

    • Your personalised severe weather centre informing you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
    • Warnings:
      • by experienced severe weather meteorologists
      • with individual thresholds
      • before storm, freezing rain, thunderstorm, heavy rain, snowfall
    • ISO-certified transmission via e-mail, SMS and Weather Cockpit®

Visit UBIMET at one of the following energy events:

 
Die E-world ist die europäische Leitmesse der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft.

The focus of E-world energy & water is innovative solutions for the energy supply of the future – from generation, through distribution and storage to retail, efficiency and green technologies.

Please visit our energy weather experts at hall 3, booth 531.