Education: Bachelor's in Meteorology
Position: Head of Meteorology
Employed since: September 2013
Fun fact: Even though I've studied Meteorology, I've spent half of my career in Sales
I have been a meteorologist since 1999, working for the Danish Meteorological Institute as well as privately owned weather companies. During this time I have worked with both aviation and ship-routeing all over the globe, as well as local weather forecasting.
The working environment in DC allows you to make a difference. I also appreciate a working environment where my colleagues expect me to bring something to the table and are not afraid to challenge me on pretty much everything I deliver.
Kim Bentzen, Senior Meteorologist
As a meteorologist I handle a lot of different questions regarding weather. Most importantly is the question of how the weather forecast data is incorrect or may develop over time. In other words: It is not so much the weather forecasts as such I do - rather a forecast of the forecasts.
The reason for weather being relevant for an energy company like DC is mainly the increasing amount of renewable energy production in many countries.
For example: During a windy and sunny day in Germany, 50% of the power needed in the country may be produced by wind turbines and solar panels. In this case, a precise forecast of wind and sun will add a lot of value to the optimisation of the power production.
My job is to improve the forecasts we already have in-house and to forecast if and when these forecasts may be completely off.
The best part of my job is that I actually make a difference. Even in a world where computers seems like they can do everything better, faster and more precisely, I am still able to make a difference in the analysis of what the future will bring.
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Danske Commodities is an international trader of energy-related commodities. We move energy from where there’s more than needed to where it’s needed most.