Integration of Climate Data in the SAVi Energy Model

C3S_428h_IISD-EU: Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi): Demonstrating the Business Case for Climate-Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure

By Andrea Bassi, Ronja Bechauf, Liesbeth Casier, Sergio Lago, Georg Pallaske, Oshani Perera, Mahé Perrette, David Uzsoki, Oshani Perera, Laurin Wuennenberg on September 28, 2020

This report outlines the integration of authoritative Copernicus Climate Data from the Climate Data Store (CDS) into the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) Energy model. It describes how several climate indicators obtained from the CDS were integrated into SAVi and how its analysis has improved as a result. In light of this integration, IISD can generate sophisticated SAVi-derived analyses on the costs of climate-related risks and climate-related externalities.

This document presents:

  • A summary of the literature review on the impact of climate variables on energy (power generation) infrastructure, including equations that link climate variables to the economic performance of various power generation technologies as well as power grid efficiency: wind technology, wave technology, solar technology, hydropower, gas power, coal power, nuclear power, geothermal power, and the power grid.
  • How the above information was used to select relevant indicators from the Copernicus database.
  • How outputs of the CDS datasets are integrated into the SAVi System Dynamics (SD) Energy model.

Report details

Climate Change Adaptation
Focus area
ECMWF, 2020