The European energy system is now entering a transition to a low-carbon future in accordance with the COP21 agreements and European Union targets and objectives set for 2020, 2030 and 2050. Energy models currently in use for the planning, support and verification of energy policies at national and European levels fail to fully encompass and integrate all the new challenges raised by the transition. Such challenges include decentralisation and variability in electricity supply, the need for flexibility, short- and long-term market dynamics, energy system integration, the deployment of innovative technologies, and the interactions between increasing numbers of independent agencies acting in liberalised markets.
The Open ENTRANCE project addresses these challenges. Its aim is to develop, apply and disseminate an open, transparent and integrated modelling platform designed to assess low-carbon transition pathways in Europe. The platform will be populated with a suite of state-of-the-art modelling tools that will process data derived from the multiple dimensions of the energy transition. It will facilitate and improve dialogue between researchers, policy makers and industry during examination of the key issues linked to the transition.
For more information, visit the OPENENTRANCE website here.
This project has received funding from the European Union under the EU Grant No 835896-999513221
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