The SET-Nav Project

Navigating the Roadmap for Clean, Secure and Efficient Energy Innovation.

Several factors come into play when exploring, designing and selecting a policy mix for the energy sector.  Modelling and the evaluation of alternatives play an important part in making sense of the factors and the potential evolution of the available options. 

For this reason, there is a clear necessity for a better mix of modelling tools and approaches for evaluating energy policies. Furthermore, these must be evaluated in practical applications, as well as discussed with researchers, public and private sector stakeholders. Dialogue within the energy community about the most useful approaches is also crucial  in determining how these can be communicated to other stakeholders and decision makers involved in either energy policy or industry.

SET-Nav intends to respond to these challenges by producing contributions along three dimensions: the development of a modelling portfolio for decision making in the energy sector , the analysis of the impact of multiple future paths and policies, and the development of stakeholder dialogue and dissemination. It is implemented by a consortium of academic, research and industry partners from Austria, Germany, Norway, France, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Belgium, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The project started in April 2016 and is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme.


Project Contributions

A wide range of analytical challenges in the energy sector require a broad and technically advanced modelling portfolio. A modelling forum will be assembled to promote collaboration and knowledge exchange in order to advance this portofolio.

Through the use of advanced modelling capabilities, the project will analyse the impact of energy policies, technology pathways and outcomes, in terms of sustainability, reliability, supply security, global competitiveness and efficiency. A set of case studies will be linked to "transformation pathways".

The project will organise a series of events on critical SET-Plan themes and dissemination activities to promote dialogue between stakeholders, ensure the validity of the findings, their relevance to policies,  and the choices faced by policy-makers and market actors.

About the project


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