Services for energy

Advanced weather, water and climate information and services are essential to increase the resilience of the energy systems against extreme events and climate change impacts, as well as in supporting the uptake of renewable energy, such as hydro, wind, and solar, by optimizing their harvesting and utilization in the grid.  Renewable Energy and electrification are the main elements for reaching Net-Zero energy system by 2050 and achieve SDG7 targets.

The energy sector’s requirements for meteorological services need to be addressed within the context of climate change. The UN, with leadership from WMO, is implementing the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), under which the best possible climate information is available for different sectors, energy included. This data and knowledge will be structured in a way that will help decision-makers (businesses, politicians, scientist, governments, etc.) make science- and evidence-based decisions for increasing energy resilience and supporting energy transition to net-zero.

In addition, WMO contributes to the vision of society enabled to better manage risks and opportunities arising from climate variability and change through developing capacities in member states to support their countries in moving towards net zero energy transition and SDG7 goals and fulfilling the commitments of UNFCCC Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). To do so, a wide range of activities are planned and implemented by the Study Group on Integrated Energy Services (SG-ENE) under the WMO Commission for Weather, Climate, Water and Related Environmental Services and Applications (SERCOM).

WMO Study Group on Integrated Energy Services (SG- ENE) is  contributing to the implementation of the WMO Strategic Plan (Long-Term Goal 1: Better serve societal needs, Strategic Objective 1.2: Broaden the provision of policy- and decision supporting climate information and services) while  creating and sustaining an ongoing programme of service delivery for the Energy sector, especially for the subsector on renewable energy, to benefit WMO members.

The overarching goal of these activities is to enable the delivery of needed integrated weather, water, and climate services for making progress on the following three international policy dimensions: i) enhancing energy resilience, ii) promoting renewable energyy and iii) supporting smart energy operations. The main ongoing activities are:

Commission for Weather, Climate, Hydrological, Marine and Related Environmental Services and Applications (SERCOM)