Snow & Water Digital Twins

We help companies increase the value of renewable energy and utilities assets through geospatial and Machine Learning technologies
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Snow & Water Digital Twin for Trading and Generation Optimization

Wegaw is the underlying technology to a sustainable energy future. Through the power of geospatial fusion, we help companies around the world to optimize assets by better monitoring and forecasting water & snow resources.

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Up to 50%

Error Reduction in Water Forecasting

through calibrating water inflow models with Snow Water Equivalent

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MWh Price Optimization in Energy Trading

through snow water equivalent monitoring for long term water forecasting.

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Increase in Energy Generation

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

Up to 3%

New Income Increase

by updating trading models based on long term water inflow forecasting.

Snow & Water Digital Twins Through Geospatial Fusion Technology

Several geospatial data inputs are combined with state-of-the-art Machine Learning methods, to enable both historical and near real-time analysis of snow and water data in any given region.

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Soil Water Content

SWC Daily

Soil moisture and water content up to 300 cm below the ground.

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Snow Height

HS Daily or 3-6 Day Period

Globally available, high-accuracy HS 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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Explore our snow water equivalent (SWE) and snow height (HS) products for the hydropower industry

Use our interactive maps and graphs to discover the relationship between snow characteristics and downstream flow at different times throughout the year.

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Download our detailed technical reports

See how we compare and assess our SWE and HS datasets against those from the SLF in Switzerland, and independent sources Canada, Norway and the United States of America.

Why Wegaw?

We help utilities, asset managers and energy producers to optimize resources, increase trading efficiencies and reduce cost of data acquisition through our snow & water digital twins.

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

our cutting-edge integrative and proprietary technology combines Machine Learning with geospatial data analytics across multiple inputs for local insights for even the most inaccessible areas.

Near real-time model calibration:

our geospatial fusion technology, which is driven by open and exclusive datasets from partners all around the world, delivers a near real-time snow & water digital twin with unprecedented accuracy.

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.

Trusted by global & local leaders

Marco Favarato - Head of Enel Innovability Global Energy and Commodity Management at Enel Group - Spain

“Our team is very proud to work with Wegaw and ESA on hydro energy transition optimization.”

Davide Coppola - Head of Space Applications Initiatives at ESA Space Solutions - The Netherlands

“Our groundbreaking international projects and satellite missions foster progressive development in the hydro power industry and we are very pleased to collaborate with Wegaw to discover further enhancement opportunities that would benefit energy needs whilst closing the gap on fossil fuel dependencies.”

Nina Heir - Chief Operating Officer & Partner at Katapult - Norway

“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.”

Ivan Schouker - Operating Partner at FinArchitects LLC and Board Member at Wegaw - Switzerland

“So timely. So powerful. So humble. Proud to be supporting this great team and its partnership with Hydrique Engineers.”

Kevin O'Donovan - Technology Evangelist - France

“What Wegaw is doing is fascinating – near real time space data for renewable energy optimization. They offer hydropower plant managers better visibility to plan and trade their energy and it will be interesting to see what they’ll do next!”

Johannes Holdø - Founder & Strategic Advisor at CLAYPOIND + Member of Wegaw's Board of Advisors - Norway

“High volatility, climate change, and taxation put great pressure on hydropower producers. Better data in real-time is needed to optimally and profitably manage risks in this market environment. Wegaw has developed a breakthrough product that can take hydro optimization to a new level.”

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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.

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.

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Multinational & Multidisciplinary

Ion Padilla

Ion Padilla

CEO & Co-Founder

Niamh French

Niamh French

Spatial Data Scientist - AI & Earth Observation

Daria Lüdtke

Daria Lüdtke

COO & Geospatial Technologist

Ignacio Ponsoda Llorens

Ignacio Ponsoda Llorens

Full Stack & Geo Development

Thomas James

Thomas James

CTO - Product & R&D

Corinna Frank

Corinna Frank

Hydrology Engineer

Gonzalo Alvarez

Gonzalo Alvarez

Head of IT

Marc González Fortí

Marc González Fortí

Key Account Manager

Matt Elgin

Matt Elgin

Head of Business Development

Jules Gros-Daillon

Jules Gros-Daillon

Atmospheric Data Scientist

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 your CV 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.

Latest News

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Why do we produce snow data for Alpine Solar Projects? When it comes to Alpine Solar farms, snow is a double edged sword. Snow can increase energy yields through...

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Project proves that satellite data and AI can accelerate the renewable energy transition

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Wegaw team is proud to welcome noted energy industry leader Johannes Holdø to our Advisory Board

by | Jan 24, 2023 | Company News,Europe,Featured,Thought Leadership | 0 Comments

Our climate-tech team has attracted an exceptionally talented, respected and highly knowledgeable go-to-market strategist to foster successful growth ambitions whilst...

Discover the impact of snow data on long-term energy trading at Smart Water 2022

by | Nov 23, 2022 | Europe,Events News,Featured,Switzerland,Thought Leadership | 0 Comments

Our intrepid climate tech start-up is set to join the Swiss French hydropower ecosystem at the 3rd Edition of the Smart Water Conference in Le Châble. On the 1st of...

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Enel and ESA choose Wegaw’s satellite based snow monitoring solution for feasibility study in Italian Hydropower Cluster

by | Sep 1, 2022 | Case Studies,Company News,Europe,Featured,Italy,Projects,Thought Leadership | 0 Comments

Following on from a number of stories over the past couple of months, we are very proud to share details of the Snow Water Equivalent feasibility study that we’re...

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Highlighting a flurry of energy transition opportunities with our interactive snow maps

by | Jun 14, 2022 | Case Studies,Company News,Europe,Featured,New Zealand,North America,Projects,Thought Leadership | 0 Comments

Today’s energy security issues and volatile prices are primary threats to a clean energy transition and much desired Net Zero goals. Through the power of satellite...

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The Road Ahead

by | Apr 21, 2022 | Featured,Projects,Thought Leadership | 0 Comments

Wegaw’s solution to the challenges renewable energy producers face now and in the future. Unmitigated global warming may result in frequent and more severe...

Wegaw in prominent top 25 clean energy international start-up list

by | Mar 31, 2022 | Awards,Company News,Featured,Thought Leadership | 0 Comments

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been selected as one of the top 25 Clean Energy Generation start-ups of 2022 by Start Up Energy Transition. More...

Wegaw’s monitoring capabilities of Snow Water Equivalent over a group of fairly low hydrological basins in Valais, Switzerland.

Swiss industry and science consortium on track to optimise hydropower production using satellite data

by | Feb 16, 2022 | Case Studies,Company News,Europe,Featured,Projects,Switzerland,Thought Leadership | 0 Comments

Supported by the Pilot and Demonstration programme of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), a new collaboration between...

From left to right - Ion Padilla, CEO - Gonzalo Alvarez, Telecom Engineer & AI - Thomas James, Remote Sensing & Learning - Daria Luedtke, CTO - Niamh French, AI & Earth Observation - Jorge de Vivero, Industrial & Solutions Engineer

Our Swiss-Spanish climate tech team raises $1 million in an oversubscribed seed round

by | Feb 3, 2022 | Company News,Europe,Spain,Switzerland,Thought Leadership | 0 Comments

  By combining satellite data with cutting edge AI analytics, Wegaw clearly presents actionable insights for renewable energy stakeholders that enable up to 10%...

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Events that Wegaw is participating in

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Over the past couple of years, Wegaw has been involved in a variety of ways at international industry focused and entrepreneurial driven events... We are very grateful...