There is a lot of interest in seasonal forecasts among hydropower producers. Companies in Sweden and Norway are mainly interested in seasonal forecasts for the snow melt period in spring/summer. However there are still many questions about skill and many hydropower companies still rely on historical records (climatology) to generate long-time scenarios for production planning. One question that has been discussed is if the skill of seasonal forecasts in some way could be linked to present weather situation on a larger scale? For example, if seasonal forecasts (for a given region) can be found to produce better during wet/cold/dry years? That sort of information might be useful for hydropower producers as a first step in starting to use seasonal forecasts.