Innovation: Development Of Regional And Pan-European Guidelines For More Efficient Integration Of Renewable Energy Into Future Infrastructures

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regional scenarios, trans-national scenarios, time perspective 2030-2050, multiple infrastructures, bottop up approach, regional scenarios trans-national scenarios time perspective 2030-2050 multiple infrastructures bottop up approach
The overall impact from SUSPLAN is contribution to a substantially increased share of renewable energy sources (RES) in Europe at an acceptable level of cost, thereby increasing security of supply and competitiveness of RES industry. The results will ease PAN-European harmonisation and lead to a more integrated European energy market.

The main objective is to develop guidelines for more efficient integration of RES into future infrastructures as a support for decision makers at regional as well as Pan-European level. The guidelines shall consist of strategies, recommendations, criteria and benchmarks for political, infrastructure and network decision makers and power distributors with a time perspective 2030-2050.

The guidelines will be established by:
- Performing comparative scenario analysis in selected representative regions and at a trans-national level based on real data, comprehensive multi-disciplinary knowledge and by using advanced quantitative models. The scenario studies will cover technical, market, socio-economic, legal, policy as well as environmental aspects.
- Application of a bottom-up approach by comparing regional and trans-national possibilities, challenges and barriers.
- Systematic evaluation and comparison of the future possibilities for development.
- Generalisation of the results.

Through this process SUSPLAN will contribute to:
- Improve and harmonise knowledge and consciousness in the different regions of EU regarding how to achieve more efficient integration of RES into future infrastructures
- Make information easily available for all interested actors regarding scenarios for a sustainable development of the European energy system.

The results will be disseminated by active participation of relevant actors from the representative regions in the project, by workshops, a web-page with open reports with results and a database with all data, which is possible to make open.

PROJECT GOALS:

SUSPLAN has developed a comprehensive set of guidelines for more efficient integration of renewable energy sources (RES) into future infrastructures (el, gas and heat) for political, infrastructure and network decision makers and power distributors regionally and across Europe.

These guidelines are established on the basis of 9 regional scenario studies correlated with studies of trans-national infrastructures in the time perspective of 2030-2050, and consist of strategies, recommendations and criteria for more efficient integration of RES into future infrastructures.
Building upon previous renewable energy sources integration projects, such as Priority Interconnection Plan Externer Link, Trans-European Energy Network Externer Link or the dena-Grid Study, Externer Link SUSPLAN uniquely conducted comprehensive analyses and case studies based on three fundamental elements:

- Future scenarios for electricity, heating, and gas infrastructure were assessed simultaneously;
- The timeframe for SUSPLAN scenarios and analyses covered the period from 2030 until 2050; and
- SUSPLAN evaluated the relationship between national, regional and other influences across Europe on renewable energy sources integration.
The main objective was to develop a comprehensive set of robust guidelines (WP5) for infrastructure decision makers and power distributors regionally as well as across Europe. These guidelines are based on the extensive regional and trans-national scenario studies. They consist of strategies, recommendations and criteria for more efficient integration of renewable energy sources (RES) into future infrastructures in the time perspective of 2030-2050. These implementation strategies for decision makers comprise recommendations to overcome technical and non-technical barriers in grid infrastructure development.

SUSPLAN combined different modelling tools with the objective of providing an optimal combination of programs and knowledge for network-integration of RES. In detail the guidelines comprise recommendations regarding innovative institutional

The guidelines described above were developed based on the results of regional case studies (WP2) and trans-national case studies (WP3). However, the case studies generated direct results themselves. The regional scenario studies analysed existing energy system in nine different regions, establishing knowledge and awareness on the possibilities of future deployment of RES and future need for infrastructures. The regional scenarios studies established networks and relationships between the most relevant actors for further deployment of RES in the regions. The trans-national scenario studies assessed the need for electricity and gas infrastructure until 2050. They pointed out economic, legal, technical and environmental barriers for the implementation of RES.

The results of the SUSPLAN project were announced to relevant decision-makers by regional and European workshops, publications and the project website.
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This innovation is the result of the project

Title: Development Of Regional And Pan-European Guidelines For More Efficient Integration Of Renewable Energy Into Future Infrastructures

Acronym: 
SUSPLAN

Runtime: 
01.09.2008 to 31.08.2011

Status: 
completed project

Organisations and people involved in this eco-innovation.

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SINTEF ENERGI A/S

Field: Scientific research and development (Norway)

Role in project: Project Coordination

Contact person: Dr. BAKKEN Bjorn H.

Website: http://www.sintef.no/energy

Phone: +47-73597445

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BLACK SEA REGIONAL ENERGY CENTRE

Field: Electric power generation, transmission and distribution, Scientific research and development (Bulgaria)

Contact person: Dr. RADULOV Lulin

Website: http://www.bsrec.bg

Phone: +359-2-9806854

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CENTRUL PENTRU PROMOVAREA ENERGIEI CURATE SI EFICIENTE IN ROMANIA - ENERO

(Romania)

Contact person: Mr. TANTAREANU Cristian

Website: http://www.enero.ro/

Phone: +40-21-6652605

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CESI RICERCA SPA

(Italy)

Contact person: Dr. LEGRAMANDI Carlo

Website: http://www.cesiricerca.it

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COMHAIRLE NAN EILEAN SIAR

(United Kingdom)

Contact person: Mr. MCIVER Ruairi

Website: http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/

Phone: +44-01851709274

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DEUTSCHE ENERGIE-AGENTUR GMBH

(Germany)

Contact person: Mr. TIEDEMANN Albrecht

Website: http://www.dena.de/

Phone: +49-030726165-684

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EC BREC INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI ODNAWIALNEJ SP. O.O.

(Poland)

Contact person: Mr. WISNIEWSKI Grzegorz

Website: http://www.ieo.pl/

Phone: +48-228254652

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ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS

(Netherlands)

Contact person: Mr. VAN OOSTVOORN Frits

Website: http://www.ecn.nl

Phone: +31-224564438

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ENVIROS S.R.O.

(Czech Republic)

Contact person: Mr. TEN DONKELAAR Michael

Website: http://www.enviros.cz

Phone: +420-284007491

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FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V

(Germany)

Contact person: Mr. STEIERT Maximilian

Website: http://www.fraunhofer.de

Phone: +49-76145885308

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MVV ENERGIE AG

(Germany)

Contact person: Dr. BUCHHOLZ Britta

Website: http://www.mvv-energie.de

Phone: +49-6212903404

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STATKRAFT WESTERN BALKANS D.O.O.

(Serbia)

Contact person: Mr. JAN Linnerud

Website: http://www.statkraft.com

Phone: +47-91735244

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UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS

(Spain)

Contact person: Ms. MARTÍN-ESCORIAL María Jesús

Phone: +34-915406155

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UNIVERSITY OF THE ISLANDS AND HIGHLANDS MILLENNIUM INSTITUTE

(United Kingdom)

Contact person: Dr. SINCLAIR Gair

Website: http://www.uhi.ac.uk/

Phone: +44-01786870354

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VERBUND-AUSTRIAN HYDRO POWER AG

(Austria)

Contact person: Mr. WEISS Bertram

Website: http://www.verbund.at/

Phone: +435-031351155

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VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY ECONOMICS GROUP

(Austria)

Contact person: Dr. AUER Hans

Website: http://eeg.tuwien.ac.at

Phone: +43-15880137357

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