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Hydropower Energy Generation and Trading Optimization Through Snow & Water Data Monitoring.

Wegaw is the underlying technology to a sustainable energy future. Through the power of satellite data, we help companies around the world to optimize clean energy production.

+10%

Increase in Energy Generation

through water and snow melt monitoring for short term water forecasting.

 

(As per results of a previous case study)

+5%

MWh Price Optimization in Energy Trading

through snow water equivalent monitoring for long term water forecasting.

 

(As per results of a previous case study)

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Earth Observation, Remote Sensing & Machine Learning Technology.

7+ cutting edge satellites with optical and RADAR sensor capabilities are combined with state-of-the-art machine learning methods, enable both historical and near real-time analysis of snow and water data in any given region to forecast energy production.

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Snow Cover Extent

SCE Daily

Snow detection through multiple satellites, meteorological and in-situ data in near real time.

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Snow Depth

SD Daily or 3-6 Day Period

Globally available, high-accuracy SD maps and statistics with a regularly updated temporal resolution.

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Wet & Dry

Wet & Dry Snow Weekly

Information on wet and dry snow extent for early snow melt detection.

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Snow Water Equivalent

SWE Daily or 3-6 Day Period

Water volume estimation through globally available, high-accuracy SD maps and statistics.

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Why WeGaw?

We help energy companies to reduce renewable energy imbalances, increase trading efficiencies and detach from fossil fuel reliances, by monitoring renewable energy sources like water and snow.

No need for in-situ hardware & no regional dependencies:

our leading-edge integrative & proprietary technology combines AI and machine learning with data analytics across multiple earth observation platforms (NASA, ESA, JAXA) for local insights even in inaccessible regions.

Reduce uncertainty introduced by third-party models:

directly observed data sets are more accurate than interpolated data thanks to our novel SAR-based (Synthetic Aperture Radar) snow detection system
that has been validated on two continents.

Highly scalable and secure:

SaaS-based with demonstrated global deployment supported by robust software architecture, all developed and managed in Switzerland.

Internationally accredited R&D:

our services have been internationally and nationally accredited through partnerships with the European Space Agency and the Swiss Space Office since 2018, as well as academic collaborations with UCL and Imperial College London since 2021.

Ingrained end-to-end sector expertise for ESG impact:

clean energy production and trading, accompanying the digital transformation and sustainability transition of both old and new industry players.

International talent ecosystem:

dynamic team of experts and synergistic advisers, delivering commercial value through scientific insights for our partners and clients.

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Trusted by global & local leaders

Nina Heir - CEO at Katapult Accelerator & Katapult Climate

“We firmly believe that Wegaw embodies our commitment to create a thriving world for all and are delighted to have the Wegaw team as key members of our Climate Accelerator Program, working towards a more sustainable future and addressing the UN’s development goals.”

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As the energy crisis still looms over Europe and the supply of fossil sources suffers macroeconomic and geopolitical shocks, we believe Europe is set to double down on its abundant renewable sources, especially hydroelectric. Harnessing the full potential and battling the natural swings in climate agents takes a lot of intel and analysis, which is why we believe Wegaw is perfectly positioned to become a leader in this market.

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Our commitment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

A successful global transition to clean energy will require substantial investment into new technologies and infrastructure.

We offer a cost effective solution for renewable energy asset optimisation.

Global warming – which has now reached 1.1°C above pre-industrial levels – is mainly driven by anthropogenic emissions. To limit warming to below 1.5°C, countries have united in their commitment to transition to clean energy within fast-approaching targets.

The elimination of atmospheric CO2 caused by the burning of fossil fuels, can only be achieved through the effective management and efficient use of renewable energy resources. By relying on our SaaS based system, energy producers and traders around the world can position themselves competitively to deliver on their decarbonisation plans.

un sustainable goals 7 affordable and clean energy
un sustainable goals 11 sustainable cities and communities
un sustainable goals 8 decent work and economic growth
un sustainable goals 13 climate action
un sustainable goals 9 industry innovation infrastructure
un sustainable goals 17 partnerships for the goals

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Multinational & Multidisciplinary

Ion Padilla

Ion Padilla

CEO & Business Consultant

Daria Luedtke

Daria Luedtke

CTO & Geospatial Technologist

Jorge de Vivero

Jorge de Vivero

Solutions Engineer

Gonzalo Alvarez

Gonzalo Alvarez

AI & Solutions Architect

Ignacio Ponsoda Llorens

Ignacio Ponsoda Llorens

Full Stack & Geo Development

Thomas James

Thomas James

Head of R&D - Remote Sensing & ML

Niamh French

Niamh French

Spatial Data Scientist - AI & Earth Observation

Becky Rowland

Becky Rowland

Marketing Manager

Tanaka Chibanda

Tanaka Chibanda

Marketing & Sustainability Strategist

With growth comes opportunity. Whilst focusing on new market prospects, resource expansion and solutions development, we will continue to enhance our capabilities.

If you would like to help us empower sustainable energy transitions and believe that your skills set would be a great attribution to our team, please send an introduction (CV and cover letter) by way of email to our HR department by clicking here.

From Mountain Resorts to Transforming the Energy Industry.

We started offering alpine tourism destinations and ski resorts ways to improve their operations through space data. And it worked so well that we pivoted our solutions to solve a broader range of sustainability challenges faced by the energy industry: We now deploy our refined technology and solutions for companies to generate more value by optimizing renewable energy assets.

We are hungry, daring and ambitious. It shows in our track records from CERN, UCL, technology companies like Hewlett Packard and impact institutions like the United Nations. The combination of different disciplines like telecommunications engineering, geospatial technology and environmental science is key to how we innovate. We love to co-create, and it shows in how we work.

Today, we offer a game-changing ecosystem to help forward-thinking energy companies transition towards clean energy.

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