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Security of Energy Considering its Uncertainty, Risk and Economic Implications

Objective

The SECURE project will build a comprehensive framework that considers all the issues related to the topic of security of supply, including geopolitics, price formation and the economic and technical design of energy markets inside and outside the EU. Tools, methods and models will be developed to measure and assess EU security of energy supply both outside the EU and inside the EU. The objective is to evaluate the vulnerability of the EU to the different risks which affect energy supplies in order to help optimizing the Union’s energy insecurity mitigation strategies, including infrastructure investment, demand side management and dialogue with producing countries. This project will develop energy security indicators for all the major energy sources in order to identify the risk factors and quantify the EU exposure to volume and price risks in the short and long terms, including impacts of severe accidents and terrorist threats. Costs and benefits (both measurable and perceived) of energy security will be evaluated for different energy supply/demand scenarios to help policy makers providing the most appropriate institutional, political and industrial solutions. All major energy sources and technologies (oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, renewables and electricity) will be addressed from upstream to downstream with both a global and sectoral analysis studying in depth issues such as technical, economic/regulatory and geopolitical risks. The analysis will also integrate demand as a key issue related to energy security. The SECURE project has both a strong quantitative and qualitative component and will at the end not only provide a comprehensive methodological and quantitative framework to measure energy security of supply, but it will also propose policy recommendations on how to improve energy security taking into account costs, benefits and risks of various policy choices.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD
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Coordinator

OBSERVATOIRE MEDITERRANEEN DE L'ENERGIE
Address
32 Bis Boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 419 125
Administrative Contact
Pascal Ronchieri (Mr.)

Participants (14)

FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 591 848
Address
Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mariaester Cassinelli (Ms.)
RAMBOLL DANMARK AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 192 498
Address
Hannemanns Allee 53
2300 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Jørgensen (Mr.)
LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 53 870
Address
Breslaujos G. 3
LT-44403 Kaunas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rolandas Urbonas (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 57 466
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 57 830
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olivier Petre
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 86 243
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sven Kreigenfeld (Mr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 314 798
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 186 352
Address
Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlo Legramandi (Dr.)
ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 56 189
Address
Nagornaya Street 31-2
117186 Moscow
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nadejda Rodionova (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 100 450
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Hompstead (Mr.)
GULF RESEARCH CENTER FOUNDATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 250 054
Address
Avenue Blanc 49
1202 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giacomo Luciani (Prof.)
CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 180 460
Address
Place Du Congres 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sally Scott (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 36 624
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Haas (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jean Xavier Boucherle (Dr.)