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European Sustainable Electricity; Comprehensive Analysis of Future European Demand and Generation of European Electricity and its Security of Supply

European Sustainable Electricity; Comprehensive Analysis of Future European Demand and Generation of European Electricity and its Security of Supply

Objective

The proposed project aims at providing a fully consistent framework for a secure electricity provision, that is at the same time environmentally friendly and affordable. The conclusions of the project must result in policy recommendations for the member states and the Commission. The methodology used mixes two directions of analysis. In a first (horizontal) one, the existing electricity systems of the 25 EU countries are analysed and national policy choices and future projections are studied. Next, vertically then, a subject-wise treatment is considered, whereby both the demand side as well as the supply side technologies and system integration are treated.

Furthermore, the regulatory and liberalised market framework for an integrated European electricity market is carefully examined and appraised. Based on these analyses, it is then in a combined approach attempted to summarise the 'static' overall social cost (private cost plus external cost) for electricity generation. Subsequently, these cost figures are used as input in carefully screened simulation models in order to perform some well-defined and contrasting scenarios, but in line with the regulatory framework of the energy market. From these results, it must be possible to obtain the 'most optimal solution' (from an economic-effectiveness point of view -including environmental burdens) for the electricity provision in Europe.

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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Address

Oude Markt 13
Leuven

Belgium

Administrative Contact

William D'HAESELEER (Prof.)

Participants (9)

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UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU

Finland

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA ECONOMISTI DELL'ENERGIA

Italy

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

ECHANGE ET COORDINATION RECHERCHE INDUSTRIE - ECRIN

France

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS

Spain

RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY

Denmark

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 6602

  • Start date

    1 January 2005

  • End date

    31 December 2006

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 749 340

  • EU contribution

    € 749 340

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium