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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TRANSITIONS LABORATORY

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 837089

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    31 May 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 898 340

  • EU contribution

    € 4 898 340

Coordinated by:

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

Objective

The transition to a low-carbon energy system will involve a major redesign of the energy system, primarily around renewable sources. Existing energy system planning models are insufficient for guiding this transition, primarily because they do not capture enough of the technological, geographic, and societal details that are important when designing an energy system around new renewable sources of energy. Expanding such models to capture these details would make them even less comprehensible and transparent than they are now. Instead, we propose a new modelling framework, the Sustainable Energy Transitions Laboratory (SENTINEL). Extensive collaboration with stakeholders will inform the development and refinement of the SENTINEL framework, both through an initial evaluation of user needs, and then through a set of participatory case studies. The SENTINEL framework will be completely modular in structure. Many separate models will each go into a great deal of detail about specific aspects of the transition to a low-carbon energy system. The models will be able to be easily linked together to answer a wide range of different questions. Since any given user is likely to need to use only a subset of the models, the task of understanding how those models operate will be manageable. All of the models and data will be accessible via an online platform. The platform will contain a user interface, as well as making source code and data open source, supplemented by supporting documentation and guidance. This will enable other models to be added to the SENTINEL framework and online platform over time. We will disseminate the results and promote the platform to the appropriate target audiences: policy-analysts; model developers; and research scientists. We will organize an annual conference, to build a community of model users and developers to carry this work forward. We plan to continue the platform and conferences long after the project is completed.

Coordinator

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Address

Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 949 435

Participants (11)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 444 785

KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 377 625

HERTIE SCHOOL OF GOVERNANCE GEMMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 314 550

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 337 400

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 336 000

PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 177 750

RENEWABLES GRID INITIATIVE EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 382 980

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 396 380

UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 331 155

UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 461 220

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 389 060

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 837089

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    31 May 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 898 340

  • EU contribution

    € 4 898 340

Coordinated by:

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland