Meet Kim Bentzen

Education: Bachelor's in Meteorology
Position: Senior Meteorologist
Employed since: September 2013
Fun fact:  Even though I've studied Meteorology, I've spent half of my career in Sales

MY BACKGROUND

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.

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WHY I WANTED TO WORK FOR DC

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.

The best part of my job is that I actually make a difference.

Kim Bentzen, Senior Meteorologist

WHAT I DO

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.

MY TYPICAL WORK DAY

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.

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THE BEST PART OF MY JOB

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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