Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) start-up meeting, 17-18 May 2017, Brussels, Belgium


The Horizon 2020 project REEEM organised the First Meeting of an Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) 2017, hosted on May 17th and 18th by the European Commission DG Research & Innovation in Brussels.

The objective of this first EMP-E meeting was to provide a peer-reviewed digest of model and policy insights for European energy scenario projects. It aims to initiate a long-term forum for exchanging research, development and practice of energy system modelling in Europe and, where feasible, promote the sharing of data and resources and improve the efficiency of research in the area. 

Key themes to be highlighted at the 2017 meeting were the "Energy Union", "GHG mitigation targets", "Transparency", "Scenario Definitions" and the "SET Plan".

SET-Nav coordinator Gustav Resch (TU Wien) participated in the event by presenting SET-Nav Models, focusing on the issues and challenges that arise when linking them. Emphasis was put on the creation of interfaces between different models in order to provide consistent assumptions and starting points as well as to benefit from the strengths of all different modelling approaches.

A short description of the event’s speeches is available here.

In addition, SET-Nav has led one of the event’s six Focus Groups, named “Methodologies for linking models”. Quantitative models are nowadays an indispensable tool for identifying and comprehensively assessing options for the future development of energy systems. They are used in a wide range of fields and serve in particular to analyze scenarios with regard to various impacts, e.g. ecological, economic or social issues. In order to expand the range of application of the models and to examine various aspects in depth, the linking of different model approaches seems appropriate. Therefore, the objective of the focus group was to exchange about methodological approaches for linking models. The presentation of Ruud Egging from NTNU tried to address such challenges of linking models, providing input and relevant experience gained through the SET-Nav project. 

An overview of the Focus Group content can be found below. 

Download the Agenda of the Conference here!

Find here the SET-Nav presentation on linking models.

Το further disseminate SET-Nav methology, study approach and case studies two roll-up posters on SET-Nav were designed for the event’s purposes. 

Find the video with the SET-Nav presentations in YouTube.