12th Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy

Abstract Information

Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 31 August 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

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The 12th Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Renewable Energy Committee.

Call for Papers

  • Grid Operations and Energy Weather (Forecasting)
    • Discussions on load forecasting and the impacts of weather
  • Grid Operations and Energy Weather (Outage)
    • Latest on outage models and their incorporation of weather information
  • Grid Operations and Energy Weather (General Grid Operations)
    • General discussions on how weather impacts the day-to-day operations of grid operators
  • Wind Forecasting  
    • Latest research in wind forecasting
  • Offshore Wind – Joint Session with 22nd Conference on Air-Sea Interaction
    • Latest research in offshore wind energy development including met-ocean observations and modeling
  • Big Data Analytics Providing Decision Support
  • Machine Learning Applications in the Energy Sector - Joint Session with 19th Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science
  • Lidar Applications in the Energy Industry – Joint Session with 11th Symposium on LiDAR Atmospheric Applications
  • Solar Forecast Improvement Projects
    • Updates on Solar Forecasting projects through DOE grants and beyond
  • Resource Assessment
    • The latest research on resource assessment for renewable energy production
  • Forecast Evaluation
    • Forecast Evaluation Methods – How are different methods better suited for different circumstances?
  • Energy Weather in the Age of COVID-19
    • Impacts of COVID to meteorologists and others working within the energy industry
  • General Topics in the Energy Sector

Student Award Opportunities

The Energy and Renewable Energy Committees are pleased to offer a student travel grant to the 2021 AMS Annual Meeting.  The $500 travel grant is designed to aid in covering registration fees, transportation costs, food, and lodging for a selected student presentation at the 12th Conference on Weather, Climate, Water, and the New Energy Economy.  Any student wishing to apply should send a brief statement to [email protected] no later than 15 October 2020 that addresses:

  • Relevance of research to the conference (including abstract)
  • Personal benefit from attending the conference
  • Financial need and circumstance

The selected student will be notified no later than 1 November 2020.
The 12th Conference on Weather, Climate, Water, and the New Energy Economy will also be offering awards for exceptional oral and poster presentations, to be determined by members of the Energy and Renewable Energy Committees.  Students who wish to be considered for this prize should indicate so when submitting their abstract:

  • Oral Presentations
    • 1st Place: $150, 2nd Place: $100, 3rd Place: $50
  • Poster Presentations
    • 1st Place: $150, Honorable Mention: $50

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: John Zack (email: [email protected]), Jeff Freedman (email: [email protected]), and Eric Wertz (email: [email protected]).