The main objective is to develop guidelines for more efficient integration of RES into future infrastructures as a support for decision makers at regional as well as Pan-European level. The guidelines shall consist of strategies, recommendations, criteria and benchmarks for political, infrastructure and network decision makers and power distributors with a time perspective 2030-2050.
The guidelines will be established by:
- Performing comparative scenario analysis in selected representative regions and at a trans-national level based on real data, comprehensive multi-disciplinary knowledge and by using advanced quantitative models. The scenario studies will cover technical, market, socio-economic, legal, policy as well as environmental aspects.
- Application of a bottom-up approach by comparing regional and trans-national possibilities, challenges and barriers.
- Systematic evaluation and comparison of the future possibilities for development.
- Generalisation of the results.
Through this process SUSPLAN will contribute to:
- Improve and harmonise knowledge and consciousness in the different regions of EU regarding how to achieve more efficient integration of RES into future infrastructures
- Make information easily available for all interested actors regarding scenarios for a sustainable development of the European energy system.
The results will be disseminated by active participation of relevant actors from the representative regions in the project, by workshops, a web-page with open reports with results and a database with all data, which is possible to make open.
PROJECT GOALS:SUSPLAN has developed a comprehensive set of guidelines for more efficient integration of renewable energy sources (RES) into future infrastructures (el, gas and heat) for political, infrastructure and network decision makers and power distributors regionally and across Europe.
These guidelines are established on the basis of 9 regional scenario studies correlated with studies of trans-national infrastructures in the time perspective of 2030-2050, and consist of strategies, recommendations and criteria for more efficient integration of RES into future infrastructures.
- Future scenarios for electricity, heating, and gas infrastructure were assessed simultaneously;
- The timeframe for SUSPLAN scenarios and analyses covered the period from 2030 until 2050; and
- SUSPLAN evaluated the relationship between national, regional and other influences across Europe on renewable energy sources integration.
SUSPLAN combined different modelling tools with the objective of providing an optimal combination of programs and knowledge for network-integration of RES. In detail the guidelines comprise recommendations regarding innovative institutional
The guidelines described above were developed based on the results of regional case studies (WP2) and trans-national case studies (WP3). However, the case studies generated direct results themselves. The regional scenario studies analysed existing energy system in nine different regions, establishing knowledge and awareness on the possibilities of future deployment of RES and future need for infrastructures. The regional scenarios studies established networks and relationships between the most relevant actors for further deployment of RES in the regions. The trans-national scenario studies assessed the need for electricity and gas infrastructure until 2050. They pointed out economic, legal, technical and environmental barriers for the implementation of RES.
The results of the SUSPLAN project were announced to relevant decision-makers by regional and European workshops, publications and the project website.
This innovation is the result of the project
Title: Development Of Regional And Pan-European Guidelines For More Efficient Integration Of Renewable Energy Into Future Infrastructures
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SINTEF ENERGI A/S
Field: Scientific research and development (Norway)
Role in project: Project Coordination
Contact person: Dr. BAKKEN Bjorn H.
BLACK SEA REGIONAL ENERGY CENTRE
Field: Electric power generation, transmission and distribution, Scientific research and development (Bulgaria)
Contact person: Dr. RADULOV Lulin
CENTRUL PENTRU PROMOVAREA ENERGIEI CURATE SI EFICIENTE IN ROMANIA - ENERO
Contact person: Mr. TANTAREANU Cristian
CESI RICERCA SPA
Contact person: Dr. LEGRAMANDI Carlo
COMHAIRLE NAN EILEAN SIAR
Contact person: Mr. MCIVER Ruairi
DEUTSCHE ENERGIE-AGENTUR GMBH
Contact person: Mr. TIEDEMANN Albrecht
EC BREC INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI ODNAWIALNEJ SP. O.O.
Contact person: Mr. WISNIEWSKI Grzegorz
ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Contact person: Mr. VAN OOSTVOORN Frits
Contact person: Mr. TEN DONKELAAR Michael
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Contact person: Mr. STEIERT Maximilian
MVV ENERGIE AG
Contact person: Dr. BUCHHOLZ Britta
STATKRAFT WESTERN BALKANS D.O.O.
Contact person: Mr. JAN Linnerud
UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS
Contact person: Ms. MARTÍN-ESCORIAL María Jesús
UNIVERSITY OF THE ISLANDS AND HIGHLANDS MILLENNIUM INSTITUTE
Contact person: Dr. SINCLAIR Gair
VERBUND-AUSTRIAN HYDRO POWER AG
Contact person: Mr. WEISS Bertram
VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY ECONOMICS GROUP
Contact person: Dr. AUER Hans