Role in the project

Project Leader (WP6) and WP1 leader, and contributor to WPs 2-5

Key Personnel Involved

Prof. Alberto Troccoli. Visiting Professor at the UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences

Established in 1963, the University of East Anglia (UEA) comprises four Faculties (Science, Medicine & Health Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts & Humanities) and 19 Schools of study. The UEA has firmly established itself in the top 20 of UK universities and is aiming to continue that upward trajectory.

Within the UEA, the School of Environmental Sciences is one of the longest established, largest and most fully developed interdisciplinary institutions of its kind in Europe. It’s widely known throughout the world for its uniquely holistic and interdisciplinary approach to research; integrating physical, chemical, biological, and social sciences to understand better the interaction between natural and human environmental systems.





Role in the project

WP3 Leader, and contributor to WPs 1, 2, 4 and 5

Key Personnel Involved

DR Claudio Baldini Director, Head of Middle Office & Risk Management Italy

ENEL was founded in 1963 by the Italian Government as a result of the nationalization of the Italian electric system. Its mission was the electrification of the country by developing new power plants and the transmission grid.

Towards the end of 1990’s, Italy created a free power market and ENEL became a limited company competing with other players. Currently, the Corporation covers about 24% of technologies including coal and gas, as well as renewable sources. It’s also the majority provider of national hydroelectric energy, relying mostly on the Alps as a source.

Innovation and sustainability are ENEl’s two cardinal principles: you can’t have sustainability without innovation, and innovation should be geared towards sustainability.





Role in the project

Contributions in WPs 1-4

Key Personnel Involved

Dr. Marcello Petitta Senior Researcher

ENEA is the Italian government agency responsible for the areas of new technology, energy and sustainable development. Its fundamental tasks are to conduct research in these areas and to diffuse the results nationally. ENEA’s activities in the Environmental sector involve Environmental surveying and monitoring, Climate modeling and analysis at global and regional scale. As well as Global change assessment, the research and assessment of the impact of productive activities on the human and natural environments, and the development of advanced technologies and new products with low environmental impact.

To aid in their research, ENEA has a special laboratory devoted to Climate Modeling and Impacts. This laboratory combines long-standing expertise both in the area of oceanic and atmospheric modelling (regional and global) and impact evaluation in relevant sectors (energy, infrastructure, agriculture, ecosystems).




Role in the project

WP4 leader and contributor to WPs 1-3

Key Personnel Involved

Dr Emily Wallace Manager

The Met Office, founded in 1854, is the National Meteorological Service (NMS) for the United Kingdom. It’s a world renowned centre of excellence for research and operational services in meteorology, oceanography, forecasting and climate prediction. The Met Office supports a large number of customers globally including governments, civil aviation, defence, commerce and industry. The Met Office is a Trading Fund within the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and this status engenders a business approach in addition to the R&D activities, resulting in successful products and service delivery.

As a science-led organisation, our success in weather forecasting and climate prediction depends, critically, on having a world-class research programme. Seamless modelling, whereby a single model family can be used for prediction across a range of timescales (from weather forecasting to climate change), remains at the heart of the Met Office strategy for weather and climate prediction.




Role in the project

Lead the Case Study 6 on Climate events and Renewable Energy Mix with its local partner in Colombia (Celsia and AES Chivor – see letters of Supports).

WP1 collecting end-user requirements, WP2 to provide input on the data to be provided for the Case Study 6, and to WP5.

Key Personnel Involved

MSc Anna Riverola RDi Coordinator

Established in 1983, AWS Truepower actively support on land and offshore wind project development, and are a long-time leaders and innovators in renewable energy consulting. They’ve worked on the design of more than 100,000 MW of on and offshore wind projects in more than 80 countries throughout the world. And have provided solar services for projects accounting for over 10,000 MW.

AWS undertake preliminary solar resource assessments, monitor campaigns and energy project potential, and carry out custom studies. They also act as an independent engineer in the review, evaluation and documentation of the technical attributes and technical risk elements of proposed or operational projects for residential, commercial, and utility-scale projects.




Role in the project

WP 2 leader and contributor to WPs 1, 3 and 4

Key Personnel Involved

Dr. Gertie (G.T.) Geertsema. Senior scientist.

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) is the Dutch national weather service. It’s an agency of the Ministry for Infrastructure and the Environment and it’s primary tasks are weather forecasting, emergency response and the monitoring of weather, climate, air quality and seismic activity.

KNMI focuses on monitoring and warning of risks with an atmospheric or seismic origin. In addition, KNMI offers advice and strategy prospects for both acute and future dangers. They strive to make their high-quality knowledge and information in the area of weather, climate, and seismology operationally available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, they work to continually extend and deepen their knowledge in co-operation with research institutes, universities and businesses. As a scientific institute, KNMI contributes to international climate research, and contributes to the process and reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).




Role in the project

WP 5 leader and contributor to WPs 1 and 6

Key Personnel Involved

Prof. Alberto Troccoli. Visiting Professor at the UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences.

The World Energy and Meteorology Council (WEMC) is a non-profit company limited by guarantee, headquartered at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and incorporated in November 2015.

As a boundary organisation, WEMC’s mission is to promote sustainable energy for a low-carbon economy, enhance resilience of energy infrastructure, and improve efficiency of energy systems. To achieve this, WEMC is acting as a crucial link and broker between the research community and the energy sector: facilitating the two-way sharing of information and data, and promoting the development and adoption of state-of-the-art meteorological services.

In the SECLI-FIRM project, WEMC will use its particular strengths and networks to lead on international dissemination and coordination of exploitation of the project outputs, to maximise impact, fully consistent with our mission.




Role in the project

Contributor in WPs 1-3

Key Personnel Involved

Marc Zebisch. Head of Institute for Applied Remote Sensing

EURAC is a private non-profit organization for advanced research and education, located in Bolzano, Italy. Founded in 1992, EURAC is composed of eleven institutes pertaining to four distinct areas of research: Technologies, Autonomies, Mountains, and Health. Through an interdisciplinary approach, EURAC’s research teams promote sustainable development plans using renewable energy sources – applying the protection of minorities and multilingualism, the investigation of climate change, and contribution to the general health of the community by advanced biomedical research.

EURAC contributes to SECLI-FIRM through the Institute for Applied Remote Sensing, which is composed of highly interdisciplinary staff members dealing with a variety of research topics, including natural hazards and risks, climate change impacts and advanced remote sensing techniques.




Role in the project

Contributor in WPs 1-3

Key Personnel Involved

Dr Georg Premstaller. Project Manager

ALPERIA is South Tyrol’s new provider of energy services. They’re one of the leading Italian companies in the field of energy production from renewable sources and are committed to ensuring the security of energy supply with a sustainable future.

ALPERIA’s core business involves the production of electric energy from a mainly hydroelectric source, but also from minor PV and biomass power plants. They also maximise their efforts through management of the electricity grid in South Tyrol, the production of heat based on waste heat, and biomass and natural gas co-generation. Additional business for ALPERIA includes the management of 6 district heating systems, the sale of electric energy and natural gas, and the engineering and building of renewable energy power plants.