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Newsletter, November 2018

November 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

A look back at the sixth REEEM General Assembly

From November 26th to 28th the sixth General Assembly of the REEEM Project was held in Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands. For this meeting, project partners from the participating research institutions came together to discuss the state of the project, present and discuss intermediate results from the different models.

The focus on the discussion was to evaluate the different scenarios regarding the impact on social, environmental, political and economic dimensions such as air quality, people’s health, the gross domestic product (GIP), the countries’ economy in general and resources and primary materials. Moreover the questions were discussed of how the different models could be connected and the data exchanged between the models.
Also, the REEEM pathways tool was tested and feedback was given to improve the tool. The tool aims to visualize the output and calculations from the different models.

On the second meeting day the attendees of the GA visited the electrical company SEV, the power provider of the Faroe Islands, where Terji Nielsen, Head of the R&D department presented SEV's strategy towards 100% renewable energy in the Faroe Islands in 2030.

OSeMBE Webinar Recording

The webinar on the Open Source energy Modelling System (OSeMOSYS) and the Open Source energy Model Base for the European Union (OSeMBE), which was originally held on October 10th, is now available as a recording and ready to watch for those who missed it.

The section on OSeMBE is first explaining the structure of the model before providing insights to the results. The presentation closes with information on the usages of the model.
More information on the webinar and the recorded video such as the documentation about the OSeMOSYS and the OSeMBE can be found on the REEEM website.

UCL case study: Understanding the uncertain role of technologies in a future low carbon system

A REEEM case study by University College London (UCL), focussing on the UK system, uses energy system modelling to better understand how different technologies play out together in a future system.
Understanding the relationships between technologies is important to better determine the role of technologies energy options under different pathways. It can also help planning what technologies may be needed (or not) alongside others, or prior to deployment of others.
The full study - "Coevolution and competition of technologies in a low carbon system" - can be found here.

Partner of the Month


EIT InnoEnergy

A total of eleven Organisations, Institutes and Universities from all around Europe are involved in the REEEM project. One of these is EIT InnoEnergy.

EIT InnoEnergy is a European consortium acting as a catalyser of innovation in sustainable energy by supporting innovation projects, providing acceleration services to start-ups and organizing Master’s and PhD programmes. EIT InnoEnergy counts 28 institutions as shareholders and over 90 associated partners. EIT-IE is experienced in developing cost analysis of technologies, drafting technology roadmaps and identifying top EU innovators in the energy field. At EIT InnoEnergy we support and invest in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to customers. With our network of partners we build connections across Europe, bringing together inventors and industry, entrepreneurs and markets, graduates and employers, researchers and businesses.

EIT InnoEnergy contributes several of its assets to the REEEM project:

  • The IRL Tool, bringing the innovation dimension into the transition pathways considered in the REEEM models,
  • The Delphos tool, contributing to the model being developed for assessing different transition pathways,
  • And the content of thematic roadmaps on technology development, business and market intelligence.

EIT InnoEnergy is Work Package Leader of the WP2: “Technology and Innovation”. The work consists in developing Technology and Innovation Roadmaps, mapping out the IRL of energy technologies, developing a methodology of linking innovation to energy system models and running a case study on co-evolution of technologies.
EIT InnoEnergy also participates in impact assessments and strategy recommendations (WP1), in the stakeholder engagement and project dissemination (WP7) and in the project management (WP8).

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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.