SET-Nav Newsletter: Issue April 2017

Welcome to SET-Nav

SET-Nav - Navigating the Roadmap for Clean, Secure and Efficient Energy Innovation was initiated in April 2016 and is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme.

SET-Nav supports strategic decision making in Europe's energy sector, enhancing innovation towards a clean, secure and efficient energy system.

SET-Nav News

Policy Brief on Energy and Climate towards 2050 - Four Scenarios

The Policy Brief on Energy and Climate towards 2050-Four Scenarios is now available online! 

Aiming to support decision making under uncertainty, the SET-Nav project  investigates four alternative scenarios for global energy markets up to 2050.

These four narratives, do not attempt to predict the state of the global energy system by the year 2050, but rather bound the range of plausible alternative futures by defining certain trajectories, downside risks, new trends, and ‘unknown unknowns’ that could significantly affect decarbonisation policy in the years to come.

Download and read the Policy Brief on Energy and Climate towards 2050-Four Scenarios developed by Dawud Ansari, Nathan Appleman (DIW Berlin).

Modelling Workshop on "Modelling of Risk & Uncertainty in Energy Systems"

29 March 2017, Zurich, Switzerland

The second SET-Nav Modelling workshop on "Modelling of Risk & Uncertainty in Energy Systems" was held on the 29th March 2016 and organized by ETH Zurich.

The workshop was a seminar style lectures on state-of-the-art modelling techniques and applications on the:

  • State of the art approaches used in reliability, risk an uncertainty modelling in energy systems.
  • Modelling methodologies for stochastic programming applications in energy systems.  

See more details for the workshop here!

Issue Paper on Risk and Uncertainty Modelling in Energy Systems

Download now the new SET-Nav Issue Paper on Risk and Uncertainty Modelling in Energy Systems developed by Blazhe Gjorgiev (ETH), Giovanni Sansavini (ETH) and Pedro Crespo Del Granado (NTNU). 

The Issue Paper was prepared for the Modelling Workshop “Modelling of Risk & Uncertainty in Energy Systems” 29 March 2017 at ETH Zurich. 

What architecture for the EU's future electricity infrastructure?

24 March 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The SET-Nav Topical Workshop on "What architecture for the EU's future electricity infrastructure? Impacts of decentralised and centralised generation on the transmission grid" organised by CEPS was held in Brussels on the 24th March 2017.

This workshop presented new insights from the SET-Nav project on the impact of decentralised renewables on transmission grids. SET-Nav research was discussed with policy-makers and industry representatives, with a chance for questions from the audience during the panel session.

Go through the workshop's presentations and other material here.

Upcoming Events

Scheduled: Modelling workshop

September 2017, Vienna, Austria

An important pillar of the SET-Nav is integration and expansion of existing energy (system) models. The specific topic of this workshop is relevant for extending existing load profiles and demand side flexibility interfaces between demand and supply models.
The topic is “Aggregating load profiles from the power sector models towards use in large-scale energy-system and integrated assessment models”, to better account for the stochastic nature of variable renewable energy sources and the challenges to large-scale models by the different timescales relevant for distinct aspects of the energy system.

Stay tuned here. 

Stay tuned for more SET-Nav News!

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 691843 (SET-Nav)


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