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Analysis of the European energy system under the aspects of flexibility and technological progress

Analysis of the European energy system under the aspects of flexibility and technological progress

Objective

The future energy system is challenged by the intermittent nature of renewables and requires therefore several flexibility options. Still, the interaction between different options, the optimal portfolio and the impact on environment and society are unknown. It is thus the core objective of REFLEX to analyse and evaluate the development towards a low-carbon energy system with focus on flexibility options in the EU to support the implementation of the SET-Plan. The analysis are based on a modelling environment that considers the full extent to which current and future energy technologies and policies interfere and how they affect the environment and society while considering technological learning of low-carbon and flexibility technologies.
For this purpose, REFLEX brings together the comprehensive expertise and competences of known European experts from six different countries. Each partner focusses on one of the research fields techno-economic learning, fundamental energy system modelling or environmental and social life cycle assessment. To link and apply these three research fields in a compatible way, an innovative and comprehensive energy models system (EMS) is developed, which couples the models and tools from all REFLEX-Partners. It is based on a common database and scenario framework. The results from the EMS will help to understand the complex links, interactions and interdependencies between different actors, available technologies and impact of the different interventions on all levels from the individual to the whole energy system. In this way, the knowledge base for decision-making concerning feasibility, effectiveness, costs and impacts of different policy measures will be strengthened, which will assist policy makers and support the implementation of the SET-Plan. Stakeholders will be actively involved during the entire project from definition of scenarios to dissemination and exploitation of results via workshops, publications and a project website.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Address

Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 405 085

Participants (8)

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AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 180 443,75

ENERGY SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ASSOCIATES - ESA2 GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 304 746,25

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 523 098,75

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 410 812,50

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 438 933,75

TEP ENERGY GMBH

Switzerland

TRT TRASPORTI E TERRITORIO SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 231 267,50

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 285 312,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691685

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2016

  • End date

    30 April 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 285 530

  • EU contribution

    € 2 779 700

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany