SET-Nav Newsletter: Issue January 2018

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.

Latest publications

Issue Paper on Projects of Common Interest and gas producers pricing strategy

This Issue Paper intends to answer the question, whether the existing gas infrastructure is capable to serve the decarbonization goals of the EU and if not, what pieces of infrastructure could fill the gap. As part of the SET-Nav project, in this case study, three different gas models analyse a set of natural gas infrastructure projects and the results are compared. The input data set and the key assumptions are harmonized for the coordinated gas market modelling exercise. Read more here.

Issue Paper on Aggregating load profiles… from the power sector models towards use in large-scale energy-system and integrated assessment models

Modelling distinct aspects of the energy system requires different timescales. Saved in time series, load and generation profiles deliver information about demand and supply of electricity. As these time series can occur and be required in different time scales, particularly the reduction of time series is a considerable challenge. Read more here.

SET-Nav News

LCE 21 – Energy System Modelling Clustering Event

28 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The LCE 21 – Energy System Modelling Clustering Event was organised on the 28th of November 2017 in Brussels. The meeting fostered exchange between the different energy system modelling projects in the Horizon 2020 Program, namely REEEMSET-NavMEDASREFLEX

The discussion focused on four key issues, namely scenarios, methodology, data, dissemination and exploitation.

Scenarios: The definition of scenarios was proposed as a solution to map the different dimensions and assumptions used in different models. The clustering of scenarios aims to serve in making common, shared conclusions and policy recommendations.

Methodology: In the methodological part the possibility to exchange factsheets on the different models was discussed.

Data: Another area of possible cooperation between the energy system modelling projects relates to the categorization of data exploited by the models and more specifically on the level of aggregation, and metadata, and the exchange of data, focusing on the type of datasets to be shared and the protocols needed.

Dissemination and Exploitation: The organisation of a common event alongside the 2018 SET-Plan conference has been envisaged, as well as the possibility to organise a lunchtime conference at DG ENER combined with a common policy brief. 

Upcoming Events

SET-Nav Modelling workshop: "Upcoming network challenges: Addressing decentralized generation in smart grids", March 2018, Madrid, Spain

SET-Nav Stakeholder workshop: "Ways to a cleaner and smarter transport sector", date tbc, Brussels, Belgium.

SET-Nav Modelling workshop: "Two-stage decision making and modelling for energy markets", October 2018, Berlin, Germany.

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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