Final Conference, 21 March 2019, Brussels


Decarbonising the EU energy system: evaluating decentralised vs. centralised pathways

Thursday 21st of March, 2019


CEPS, 1 Place du Congres, 1000 Brussels

As the SET-Nav project draws to an end, this Final Conference in Brussels discussed it's results and recommendations.

The Final Conference presented the acquired knowledge, policy implications and recommendations and discuss them with top-level keynote speakers and other experts. Its main goal was to present the final outcomes of SET-Nav and appropriately promote the strategic policy analysis and detailed comparative assessments of transformation paths.

Download the relevant reports:

SET-Nav Report on Conclusions of the Final Conference

Summary report “SET‐Nav – Integrative policy recommendations” Decarbonising the EU’s Energy System


The Agenda of the event is available 







Gustav Resch
TU Wien
Marijke Welisch
TU Wien
Pedro Crespo del Granado
Yeong-Jae Kim
University of East Anglia
Michael Hartner
TU Wien
Stephanie Heitel
Fraunhofer ISI
Andrea Herbst
Fraunhofer ISI
Frank Sensfuss
Fraunhofer ISI
Andrés Ramos
Ruud Egging
Peter Kotek
Franziska Holz
DIW Berlin
Christian von Hirschhausen
DIW Berlin
Arnaud Fougeyrollas


The presentations of the workshop could be found below:

Welcome & intro to SET-Nav, Gustav Resch, TU Wien 

Introduction, Kostis Sakellaris,DG CLIMA, European Commission

SET-Nav Pathways towards decarbonisation – decentralised vs centralised, entrenchment vs cooperation, Pedro Crespo del Granado, NTNU

Into an uncertain future for energy innovation: ensuring balance, consistency and alignment in the EU’s SET Plan, Yeong-Jae Kim, University of East Anglia

Energy demand in buildings, industry and transport - what happens to natural gas and electricity in a low-carbon Europe?, Michael Hartner, TU Wien

Decarbonising demand in the transport sectorStephanie Heitel, Fraunhofer ISI 

Decarbonising industry extending the scope of mitigation options, Andrea Herbst, Fraunhofer ISI

Will electrification save the day? Challenges for deep decarbonisation, Frank Sensfuss, Fraunhofer ISI

A new super-grid to support the energy transition?, Andrés Ramos, Comillas

Effects of pathways scenarios on the gas infrastructure, Peter Kotek, REKK

The role of CCS and nuclear power, Franziska Holz, DIW Berlin 

(No economic) Perspectives for nuclear power, Cristian von Hirschhausen, DIW Berlin

Tre macroeconomic impacts of the SET-Nav pathways, Arnaud Fougeyrolla, SEURECO