We are happy to announce that new precipitation energy models for Central Eastern Europe (CEE) have been added to Wattsight’s portfolio. The new models are Wattsight’s first step towards developing complete hydrological models for the region.
New precipitation energy models have been
developed for the CEE countries Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. We
have utilized the same modeling approach successfully applied on other regions
in Europe. The models are based on total hydro production data collected over a
period of more than one decade and precipitation data, which has been fitted in
a regression. The figure below shows the fit between yearly aggregated
precipitation energy and total hydro production for the CEE country Poland.
The assumption behind the development of the
precipitation energy models is that production levels must be matched by
precipitation statistically. In the table below, the average total production
levels and fractions of reservoir and run-of-river production for each of the
four CEE countries are listed.
Table 1: Percentage share of run-of-river and reservoir
production to total hydro production for CEE countries. The average production levels for CEE countries are also listed. Pumping is
not accounted for. Sources: Union for the Coordination of the Transmission of
Electricity (UCTE), VBG Powertech.
The resulting curves from the new models are now
available both on app.wattsight.com and api.wattsight.com.
In the Pipeline
In the near future, we plan to launch hydrological
HBV models forecasting inflow energy, as well as hydro production levels and reservoir
levels for CEE countries.
Questions and Feedback
For further information about the current and
future hydrological portfolio for CEE, please feel free to contact us.
Silje Eriksen Holmen, PhD
Meteorologist / Hydrologist
Joakim Blakstad, PhD
Lead Meteorologist / Hydrologist