E3-Modelling extends its scope of work in the Energy Community

E3-Modelling extends its scope of work in the Energy Community.

We are excited to be part of the team working on new study to extend the EU energy and climate modelling capacity to the Contracting Parties of the Energy Community. The study, launched by the European Commission earlier this year, was presented during the 6th Energy and Climate Technical Working Group meeting, hosted back-to-back with the Energy and Climate Committee meeting of the Energy Community on 23 February.

The study forms part of a concerted effort to accelerate the energy transition in the Contracting Parties, manifested in the adoption of 2030 energy and climate targets that are in line with the updated EU targets for 2030. The study will apply the EUCLIMIT modelling capacity to develop a baseline and a series of alternative scenarios that will serve to examine different methodologies and set-ups of energy efficiency, renewables and GHG emissions reduction targets for the Contracting Parties, individually and at Energy Community level. The relevant socio-economic differences, technological developments and Paris Agreement commitments of the Contracting Parties will be duly accounted for.

The EUCLIMIT modelling suite is operated by E3-Modelling, IAASA and EuroCARE and is used extensively over the years to support the preparation of Impact Assessments underpinning key EU energy and climate legislation. Full expansion of the EU established modelling suite in the Energy Community will help institutionalize the national modelling capacity of Contracting Parties, increase harmonization, promote regional coordination, and ultimately facilitate alignment with EU climate and energy goals towards 2030 and beyond.

The study’s scope, timeline and purpose were extensively discussed between the modelling team, national experts of Contracting Parties and the European Commission, clarifying the applied modelling suite, the data collection process, and the methodology for setting the baseline and policy variants.