Open ENergy TRansition ANalyses for a low-Carbon Economy (OPEN ENTRANCE)

While the COP21 agreements and European Union objectives set for 2020, 2030 and 2050 are unfortunately not supported by current energy policies, OPEN ENTRANCE aims to approach the challenges standing in the way of a desired low-carbon future.

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Photo by Claudel Rheault on Unsplash

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.


Partners

  • Technical University Wien, Austria (TU WIEN)
  • Denmark Technical University, Denmark (DTU)
  • Technical University Berlin, Germany (TU Berlin)
  • Kadir Has University, Turkey (KHAS)
  • The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
  • Comillas Pontifical University, Spain (Comillas)
  • The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Germany
  • Fraunhofer IEE, Germany
  • Energieinstitut an der JKU Linz, (ENERGIEINSTITUT) Austria
  • Electriciy of France (EDF), France
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, Netherlands
  • Stiftung World Future Council (WFC), Germany
  • SINTEF Energi, Norway, Coordinator


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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Last edited: 09 July 2019

CONTACT DETAILS

Daniel Huppmann

Research Scholar

Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group|Energy

Climate

and Environment Program

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Volker Krey

Research Group Leader:Senior Research Scholar

Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group|Sustainable Service Systems Research Group|Energy

Climate

and Environment Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 415

Keywan Riahi

Program Director

Energy

Climate

and Environment Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 491

Timeframe

May 2019 - May 2023

PUBLICATIONS

Huppmann, D. , Rogelj, J. , Kriegler, E., Krey, V. , & Riahi, K. (2019). A new scenario resource for integrated 1.5°C research in the context of climate change and sustainable development. In: Global Sustainable Development Goals in a Mediatized World, 4-5 April 2019, Vienna, Austria.

Huppmann, D. , Gidden, M. , Fricko, O. , Kolp, P., Orthofer, C., Pimmer, M., Kushin, N., Vinca, A. , et al. (2019). The MESSAGEix Integrated Assessment Model and the ix modeling platform (ixmp). Environmental Modelling & Software 112, 143-156. 10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.11.012.

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