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Newsletter, September 2018

September 2018 | Published by REEEM Project

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This newsletter will be released every month to inform you about current achievements, events, the status and progress of the project and any other interesting information concerning REEEM.

 

What is REEEM?

 

REEEM is an energy system modelling project which started in February 2016. It is part of the H2020-LCE call, focusing on model-based analysis policy measures and transformation pathways to a sustainable energy system. It is divided in seven work packages featuring different tasks from modelling to analysing.

Taking into account various objectives like defining and assessing pathways and case studies or creating a science-policy interface, the project aims to comprehend the system-wide implications of energy strategies in support of transitions to a competitive low-carbon EU energy society, given the goals outlined in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan. The supportive technology impact assessments will target the full integration from demand to supply and also from the individual to the entire system. It will further address people from different sectors of society.



For more detailed information check out our offical REEEM website.


Latest news

 

Today: OSeMBE-webinar


On October 10th, a webinar on the Open Source energy Model Base for the European Union (OSeMBE) will give an introduction to the Open Source energy Modelling System (OSeMOSYS), the Model Management Infrastructure (MoManI), and the Open Source energy Model Base for the European Union (OSeMBE) itself. It will give an overview over the work and provide a starting point for your work and make use of the model yourself.
 
The webinar will start at Wednesday, October 10th at 15:30 CEST: https://connect.sunet.se/osembe_webinar/

 

Energy Modelling Platform for Europe 2018


From September 25th to 26th the Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) conference was held at the RTD/JRC in Brussels, bringing together scientists and policy makers to discuss and exchange research and development practice of energy system modelling in Europe.

On the first day, three main plenary sessions were held:

In session I ‘The Innovation in the Energy Transition’, presentations were given about the Energy Transition which is characterized by decarbonisation pathways that will be realized due to the accelerated expansion of renewable energy sources and the deployment of energy efficiency. In all presentations, the importance of innovation technologies or processes in the European energy transition in different sectors was discussed.

In session II ‘Integrated Modelling of Energy and Resource Efficiency’ the discussion revolved around the necessity of integrated modelling to provide insights for planning an effective low-carbon transition. The participants provided their views on questions like “how can energy and resource efficiency be addressed already in the demand sector?”.

In session III ‘Modelling of Behavioural Aspects’ the three speakers brought in perspectives of different modelling approaches, in particular Agent-Based Modelling, System Dynamics and Linear Optimization Modelling. The presentations were followed by a panel discussion where benefits of each approach were debated.
Between the sessions, there was a Poster Sneak Peek: the presenters had only one minute to show and explain their work.

On the second day, all participants were invited to join the focus group workshops. The topics ranged from “Open Science methods” over “Integrated assessment models” to “Future aspects of energy system modelling”. Partners from the four LCE21 projects discussed how the exchange of data between EU-projects could be improved. Further information on the EMP-E conference can be found on its website http://www.energymodellingplatform.eu/home-emp-e-2018.html .

 
Photo from the EMP-E 2018 conference in Brussels

REEEMpathways


Through to the pathways dialogue tool REEEMpathways, the user can explore assumptions and input data of the different pathways calculated in the REEEM project. Stakeholders and experts can visualize data and discuss assumptions and results through the tool.
Visit the interface at https://pathways.reeem.org

 


Partners

 

KTH Royal Institute of Technology


A total of eleven Organisations, Institutes and Universities from all around Europe are involved in the REEEM project. One of these is KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

KTH is coordinator of the REEEM Consortium. With a total of almost 14,000 undergraduate students and more than 1,700 active postgraduate students, KTH is responsible for one third of Sweden’s capacity for technical research and engineering education. KTH is a lead partner in two program areas within the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): InnoEnergy and ICT Labs. Finally, KTH is involved in over 200 ongoing EU projects. As part of KTH department of Energy Technology, the main activities of the division of Energy Systems Analysis (KTH-dESA) revolve around: development and application of open source energy modelling systems (like OSeMOSYS.org), integrated modelling frameworks (like CLEWs – Climate, Land, Energy and Water strategies) and electrification tools (like OnSSET.org), to get insights towards the achievement of multiple Sustainable Development Goals. In the REEEM Project, KTH-dESA leads the Consortium, through the work of prof. Mark Howells, Coordinator of the project, and several researchers. KTH-dESA additionally leads WP1 of the project, dealing with ’Transformation Pathways and Strategies’, created a EU28+2 Energy System Engagement Model, collaborated to the creation of the Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) – which it currently maintains the online platform of - and collaborates to several additional activities.

The Environmental Management and Assessment Research Group is placed at the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering, KTH. We conduct research on sustainable planning and management of natural resources, developing methods and tools for related decision support. Within the REEEM project, we applied the Landscape Ecological Assessment (LEcA) tool to simulate the forest development of Lithuania, from a bioenergy perspective, with impact assessment of an array of ecosystem services. This was compared and linked to pathways of forest bioenergy use projected by an energy model to detect opportunities for integrated modelling and sustainability assessment.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691739.