Next Generation Challenges in Energy-Climate Modelling workshop 2022

Next Generation Challenges in Energy Climate modelling 2022 (NextGenEC22)

A 2-day online workshop with additional 1-day pre-workshop ‘training camp’:

  • online workshop held 15th and 16th September 2022
  • optional pre-workshop training camp held 14th September 2022


  • 0600–1000 Denver
  • 1300–1700 London
  • 1400–1800 Berlin
  • 2200–0200 Sydney

Workshop webpage:


Climate risk in energy systems can take many forms. From weather hazards and system resilience, through stress-events impacting the security of supply (e.g., dunkelflaute), to the need for climate-robust capacity expansion planning against a uncertain future, the need for a deeper understanding of climate uncertainty is both profound and urgent.

Since 2020, the NextGenEC initiative has drawn together researchers from across the energy- and climate- sciences with the aim of highlighting the state-of-the-art, identifying scientific opportunities, and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange. You can find out about previous editions here, including a report from our first workshop , a recent perspective article in Joule on “Overcoming the disconnect between energy system and climate modelling”, and details and videos of our recent webinar series here.


Themes for 2022

The 2022 edition of the NextGenEC workshop will focus on 4 overlapping themes:

  • Modelling weather-driven infrastructure damage in current and future energy systems
  • Planning for black and green swans: storylines for managing rapid transformations in climate & energy
  • Forecasting and predictability: planning and managing variable renewables
  • Energy models for all: open access to knowledge & tools for energy and climate modelling

Participants are invited to present their own research and engage in working group discussions either addressing the four main themes (or via a 5th ‘open’ theme for new and emerging topics).

New for 2022 and in response to participant feedback, the NextGenEC organising committee is also pleased to announce an optional ‘training camp’ running the day before the main workshop. The training camp provides an opportunity to get a crash course in the fundamentals of energy-climate science and includes hands-on activities to get you started working with climate data in energy models.

Please note that spaces on the training camp are limited to enable a highly interactive and practical focus — early registration is recommended.


Organising committee chair: David Brayshaw (University of Reading)

Breakout group leaders: Hannah Bloomfield (University of Bristol), Jethro Browell (University of Glasgow), Matthew Deakin (University of Newcastle), Ekaterina Fedotova (PyPSA-Earth), Matteo De Felice (EU Joint Research Centre), Paula Gonzalez (UK Met Office), Adriaan Hilbers (Imperial College London), Marisol Osman (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Laurens P. Stoop (University of Utrecht, TenneT TSO B.V. and KNMI), Marta Victoria (Aarhus University), Jan Wohland (Climate Service Centre Germany/GERICS) & Marianne Zeyringer (University of Oslo).

Organising team: Michael Craig (University of Michigan), James Fallon (University of Reading), David Greenwood (University of Newcastle), Katharina Gruber (BOKU), Alex Kies (Frankfurt University), Julie Lundquist (University of Colorado) & Idunn Mostue (University of Oslo).


The bridging paper mentioned above:

  • Craig, Michael T, Jan Wohland Laurens P Stoop, Alexander Kies, Bryn Pickering, Hannah C Bloomfield, Jethro Browell, Matteo De Felice, Chris J Dent, Adrien Deroubaix, Felix Frischmuth, Paula L M Gonzalez, Aleksander Grochowicz, Katharina Gruber, Philipp Härtel, Martin Kittel, Leander Kotzur, Inga Labuhn, Julie K Lundquist, Noah Pflugradt, Karin van der Wiel, Marianne Zeyringer, and David J Brayshaw (2 June 2022). “Overcoming the disconnect between energy system and climate modeling”. Joule. ISSN 2542-4785. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2022.05.010. :closed_access:
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