Soner Candas, from the Chair for Renewable and sustainable Energy Systems at the Technical University Munich, and the eXtremOS project team at FfE published a joint article at the European IAEE conference 2019. Topic of the article is “Meta-analysis of country-specific energy scenario studies for neighbouring countries of Germany”. Within the project eXtremOS this study overview allows us to benchmark the developed extreme scenarios against the current study landscape. Besides a variety of other interesting conclusions, the study overview shows us, that not only Germany builds on sectorcoupling measures to achieve its climate targets (click here for a German study overview).
The environmental impact of the energy sector and its substantial economic scale lead to the conception of a large number of studies by a wide variety of stakeholders in the field. These studies investigate the possible evolution pathways of the energy systems in form of multiple scenarios, and may cover both a national and an international scale. The high connectivity of the European electricity grid results in a dependency of the national energy systems with each other. Hence, knowledge about the possible energy futures of neighbouring countries is crucial to make well-informed decisions for a national energy policy. This work thus consists of a meta-analysis of country-specific energy scenario studies for 15 neighbouring countries of Germany. This analysis is then compiled into 1) the country profiles, which consist of country-specific cause–and–effect relationships concerning various energy-technical aspects and 2) the analysis charts, from which a generalized overview spanning the energy futures across all countries has been achieved.