In this work we perform numerical simulations of convective gravity waves, using the WRF model. We first run an idealized and highly resolved case. Then, we compare realistic simulations (model top at 68km) with lidar measurements of gravity wave potential energy (Ep) over southern France. Vertical structures of simulated potential energy profiles are found to be in good agreement with those measured by lidar. On the other hand, the magnitude of simulated wave energy is clearly underestimated.