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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-09-15 - 2020-09-14

CLIM2POWER will create a bridge between complex scientific model-based knowledge and targeted usable information for end-users by developing a web-based Climate Service (CS) addressing, at a seasonal timescale, how climate may impact hydro, wind and solar power operation, electricity demand and the whole power system. The web-service will connect climate data, hydrological models, renewable energy resources (RES) power simulation tools and energy system and electricity models in an interactive user-friendly layout to produce added value data for the next 6 months pathway on hydro and wind resources shortages, power demand changes and the whole power system shifts to adapt to resources shortages or surplus, to refer just few examples. These data are valuable to support decision-making of both private (e.g. companies in the power market) and public end-users (e.g. power market regulators, and water & environment authorities), as well as market water-energy services providers (e.g. XXX). The CS will be co-developed with end-users and tested in 5 representative case-studies: 1) Portugal: Douro river basin, wind and solar power resources and whole power system; 2) Sweden: Luleå river basin, wind and solar power resources and whole power system, 3) Germany-Austria: the Danube river basin, wind and solar power resources and the German-Austrian market zone; 4) France: wind and solar power resources and the whole power system, and 5) EU: the interconnected European electric system to account for impact on electricity trade across countries. These reflect the varied EU contexts regarding climate, hydrology, socio-economic settings, electricity generation portfolio and energy markets.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-08-15 - 2019-02-14

The conceptual hydrological rainfall-runoff-modell COSERO is used for operational optimization purposes by the VERBUND AG. In the past, the model system has been calibrated and implement for a variety of projects and basins. Results indicated a large potential for further improvements of the modelling system. Some of them will be developed, tested and implemented within this project. Planned are 1. further development of the regionalization strategy; 2. COSERO extension to allow for Ensemble forecasts; and 3. extension of the modelling framework to allow for data assimilation of ZAMG product. This second phase (phase 1) will include the improvement of the protype for the regionalization scheme/set of transfer functions that is tested for synthetic catchments (see phase 0) and will test runtime and performance isssue of ensemble forecasts.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-06-01 - 2017-12-31

The flood season 2016 in Styria was characterized by many local but intense events, whereby a large part can be classified as pluvial flood events. In the project, the flood events are to be analyzed, the causes and initial situations are assigned and determined, as well as damage and damage pictures are assigned to the events. The damages that occur should be analyzed separately for damages in the public sector and damage in the private sector (data base A14 – Meldung von Sofortmaßnahmen und Datenbasis A10 – Privatschäden). The purpose of the analysis is to investigate the damage to be prevented (e.g. by self-care and self-protection measures or measures of spatial planning). Based on the analysis, strategy recommendations are to be drawn up.

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