Pathways to Sustainable European Energy Systems



Our research areas:

Methods and models




The research of the Pathways programme relies heavily on an extensive and detailed model package that describes the electricity system of the EU-27, Norway and Switzerland. Included in that package is a comprehensive database that covers all existing power plants of significant size and officially announced plans for near-term investments in new generation capacity. This comprehensive resource allows us to take into account the infrastructure (on the supply side) that is already in place and that will influence the development of the future electricity system. A modelling methodology has also been developed that facilitates analyses of possible developments in the energy (and electricity) demands of national building stocks of the EU Member States.


We present the modelling package associated with the analysis of the electricity-generation system, as well as the modelling approach applied to the building sector.


A more detailed description of the model package is given below:


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