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[Met-jobs] Internship for Hydropower Generation Modelling for Climate Services

From "Alberto Troccoli (WEMC)" <>
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Date Tue, 3 Jul 2018 14:58:18 +0100

The World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC) is is seeking an intern to improve and further develop statistical hydropower modelling simulations at the European level.

You will be responsible for integrating the climate data (from reanalyses and other sources) and energy data (from the Transparency Platform of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, ENTSO-E, and other sources) to produce EU hydropower generation datasets at country and sub-country level. This work is intended to improving a public version of the Climate and Energy demonstrator developed by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) European Climatic Energy Mixes (ECEM,, with demo at:


  • Quality control and analyse energy data from ENTSO-E
  • Adapt and upgrade existing statistical models used to predict hydro power generation, by identifying the best predictors
  • Analyse the results, assess the overall quality of the approach, and identify gaps to further improve the models
  • [Optional] Gather hydro power data from one/a few other areas, outside Europe and test the same approach (the target area could be South America or Africa)

The work also includes the contribution to a comprehensive report of the study.

Skills (Selection criteria to be addressed in your cover letter)

  • Proficiency in R and/or Python programming language(s)
  • Experience with statistical modelling (e.g. Random Forest model)
  • Experience handling large data files (both amount and size) 
  • Familiarity with meteorology/climatology and/or hydrology terminology
  • Very good level of English (oral and written) 
  • [Desirable] Fluency in code versioning tools, such as Git

The position is offered as full-time. The starting date is negotiable. Duration should be 6 months, but shorter or longer periods can also be considered. The successful applicant will work either at WEMC’s Headquarters, in Norwich (UK), or EDF R&D Saclay (France) and will be supervised by Dr Alberto Troccoli (WEMC Managing Director) and Dr Laurent Dubus (EDF, France, Expert Researcher). A work permit to work in the UK and/or France is required.

The WEMC is a non-profit organisation devoted to promoting and enhancing the interaction between the energy industry and the weather, climate and broader environmental sciences community. WEMC is a young and dynamic organisation which was established in 2015. It builds on the growing body of knowledge and experience in weather and climate risk management in the energy industry. Its primary goal is to enable improved sustainability, resilience and efficiency of energy systems under ever changing weather and climate. With this internship, you’ll be interacting with a variety of highly skilled professionals (researchers, energy specialists, commercial service providers, etc.). Additional information about WEMC is available at:  

For further information, or if this position sounds like you, please submit your application, forwarding your CV with a cover letter to and before Friday 20 July 2018, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  If the right candidate is not found by this time, the position will remain open until filled.


Prof. Alberto Troccoli
Managing Director, World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC)
Leader, EU H2020 project The Added Value of Seasonal Climate Forecasting for Integrated Risk Assessment (SECLI-FIRM)
Leader, Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Energy
A: School of Environmental Sciences | University of East Anglia | Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
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We would like to invite you to test the C3S ECEM Climate-Energy Demonstrator and we look forward to your feedback!

Thank you to those of you who attended the 5th International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM) and we look forward to seeing you in Denmark for the 6th ICEM

The open access book Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry is out!

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