Report on the integration of the WHY Toolkit with the energy models

Report - July 6, 2023

This report includes the definition and the development of the five Use Cases of the WHY project, which capture a wide diversity of contexts from the local to energy community, national, European, and global level. These Use Cases play a central role in the project, as through their application in diverse situations, the WHY Toolkit and models will be tested and validated.

The design of all Use Cases has benefited greatly from the active engagement of stakeholders and end-users, including policy makers, public authorities, businesses, and utilities. Engagement has taken various forms, depending on the specificities of each Use Case including stakeholder workshops (online and in-person), interviews, focus groups on online questionnaires.

In all instances, stakeholders helped to define the most important aspects, questions, and policy interventions to be assessed in each Use Case. An active communication channel with stakeholders has been established and will be extensively used to discuss the results of the Use Cases and identify policy-relevant recommendations.

This report also includes the relevant information needed for the implementation of the scenarios and policy interventions with the WHY Toolkit and the links with large-scale ESMs (PRIMES, TIAM-ECN, PROMETHEUS), focusing on the European and global Use Cases where the use of ESMs was identified as important. Furthermore, it provides key input assumptions, policy framework, definitions, and policy interventions that are used for the actual development of the five Use Cases through scenario implementation, simulations, and policy impact assessment using the WHY Toolkit.

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