KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN (COORDINATOR)
With a total of almost 14,000 undergraduate students and more than 1,700 active postgraduate students, KTH is responsible for one third of Sweden’s capacity for technical research and engineering education. Academic activities at the university span numerous focus areas from natural sciences to all branches of engineering. On a macro level, it is organized into five corresponding Platforms encompassing Energy, ICT, Materials, Transport and Life Science Technology. KTH is a lead partner in two program areas within the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): InnoEnergy and ICT Labs. Finally, KTH is involved in over 200 ongoing EU projects.
Aalto University (AALTO) is a Finnish multidisciplinary university founded in 2010 by merging Helsinki School of Economics, the University of Art and Design Helsinki, and Helsinki University of Technology. The formerly independent Helsinki University of Technology, the second-oldest university in Finland and the leading Finnish university of technology, continues its activities in the form of four Aalto University Schools of technology corresponding to its former faculties. Aalto University has participated in 159 EC-FP7 projects, acting as coordinator in 48 of them. Aalto University also has 15 EC-Horizon 2020 projects under preparation or active. In REEEM, AALTO will be in charge of undertaking a Case Study 3 on “District Heating” and supporting Case Study 1 on “Regional Energy Security”. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and 4 700 employees, 390 of whom are professors. There is a wide variety of bachelor’s and master’s degrees awarded at Aalto University, and we also offer doctoral programmes in all the fields of study. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki were merged. The main campus is located in Otaniemi in Espoo, Finland. The other campuses are in Töölö and Arabia in Helsinki.
The Aarhus University (AU), Department of Environmental Science (ENVS) has a staff of 130 people, where about 60 people work in atmospheric research. The department is very interdisciplinary with expertizes ranging from atmospheric physics and chemistry, atmospheric multiscale modelling, computer science, emissions, field experiments and monitoring, microbiology to geography, environmental economics, sociology and policy analysis. The aim of the department is to undertake both basic and applied research on some of the major challenges facing society, such as pollution and pollution control mechanisms, management of air, land, soil, water, and biodiversity, protection of ecosystem services and climate change. AU will contribute their expertise in health impact assessments to WP 5 on “Environment, Health and Resources”.
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is one of the leading technical universities in Europe (in the Leiden Ranking number one in the Nordic region and number seven in Europe). DTU has a strong focus on research, while holding a business-oriented approach, and is known for its focus on sustainability. The research programme Energy Systems Analysis (ESY), which prior to the merger with DTU had been part of the Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, has a strong record on developing methods and models for the analysis of energy, environmental and economic issues, including policy analysis and the adaptation of new technologies to complex energy systems. The Programme employs a multi-disciplinary team of about 15 scientists with four focus areas: 1) Macro-economics, econometrics, and forecast models, 2) system modelling, optimization, and simulation, 3) micro-economics, regulation, and policy analysis, and 4) evaluation and integration of new energy technologies. The team has undertaken a number of EU, national and regional projects in regards to renewable energies in energy systems modelling and policy analysis of the electricity sector and also in the heating, transport and waste sectors. The team has an excellent network in the Nordic countries from previous and on-going cooperation with a number of universities, businesses and public authorities. DTU will lead WP 5 on “Environment, Health and Resources” and contribute their expertise on integrated modelling approaches, especially between energy and climate models.
ENERGETSKI INSTITUT HRVOJE POZAR
EIHP is a non-profit public institution owned by the Republic of Croatia, which grew upon a fifty-year-old tradition of energy sector planning. EIHP has specific competencies in the fields of energy system operation and development planning, energy statistics and balances, energy strategies and policy issues, market analysis, investment appraisal, regulation of energy markets, micro economic, econometric and risk analysis. Internationally renowned models such as MARKAL, WASP, MESSAGE, MAED, PLEXOS, BALANCE, IMPACT and ENPEP are used for long-term, mid-term or short-term demand and supply-side planning on different levels. Within REEEM, EIHP will lead Case Study 5 on “Grid and Dispatch” and contribute with their demand-side modelling expertise to WP 4 on “Society, Consumers and Behaviour”.
EIT InnoEnergy is a European consortium acting as a catalyser of innovation in sustainable energy by supporting innovation projects, providing acceleration services to start-ups and organizing Master’s and PhD programmes. EIT InnoEnergy counts 28 institutions as shareholders and over 90 associated partners. EIT-IE is experienced in developing cost analysis of technologies, drafting technology roadmaps and identifying top EU innovators in the energy field. At EIT InnoEnergy we support and invest in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to customers. With our network of partners we build connections across Europe, bringing together inventors and industry, entrepreneurs and markets, graduates and employers, researchers and businesses.
LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS
The LEI is a technical research centre dealing with energy related research focusing on the analysis of security of energy supply, development of energy planning methods, fuel cells and hydrogen, renewable energy, thermal physics and fluid mechanics, nuclear safety, structural integrity assessment of components and structures and the simulation of complex energy systems. LEI has over 300 employees, including 13 Dr. Habilitus, 84 PhDs, 36 researchers with BSc and MSc degree, and 28 PhD candidates. LEI has extensive experience in international projects funded by: the IAEA (9 projects), FP5 (11 projects), FP6 (14 projects), FP7 (14 projects), Phare, Intelligent Energy Europe (27 projects), COST (14 projects), Eureka (4 projects), Leonardo da Vinci (1 project), INTERREG III (3 projects), the Baltic Sea Region 2007-2013 programme (3 project), etc. LEI has over 30 years of experience in modelling energy systems, including amongst others different aspects/technologies such as energy security, economic implications, CHP, storages, nuclear, intermittent energy sources (wind, solar, etc.), system reserves (primary, secondary, tertiary) and competition between different uses of land (competition food/energy). As part of REEEM, LEI will lead Case Study 1 on “Regional Energy Security” and support Case Study 3 on “District heating”. In addition, LEI will contribute their expertise in economic modelling to WP 3 on “Economy”.
REINER LEMOINE INSTITUT
The RLI is an independent non-profit research institution that performs scientific research on the subject of renewable energy. The objective is to make a scientific contribution to the transformation of the energy system towards 100% RE. The main fields of research are “optimised energy systems”, which investigate future scenarios with high penetration of RE, “sustainable mobility” considering the integration of RE in mobility concepts and potentials and economics of “off-grid systems” in remote areas and islands. Core competencies of the RLI are energy system models and simulations that consider renewable resource data to calculate potential power generation in hybrid systems, mini-grids and regional to global grid areas.
Tokni SpF (TOKNI) is an SME that develops learning simulations and other software to educational institutions, authorities and industry. Tokni focuses on developing collaborative learning solutions that are engaging, enjoyable and educational. All learning simulations developed by Tokni are based on a system dynamics approach with a strong emphasis on intuitive and effective graphical user interfaces. Between 2002 and 2014, Tokni developed and provided the learning simulation OilSim for the international oil and gas training and education industry. The major oilfield service company Schlumberger acquired OilSim and the oil and gas training business in February 2014, and continues to develop OilSim and the associated learning approach in the oil and gas industry. Tokni continues with simulations and training services not related to oil and gas.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
UCL is one of the UK’s premier universities and UCL Energy Institute is the university’s mechanism for bringing together a wide range of perspectives, understandings and procedures in energy research, transcending the boundaries between academic disciplines. In particular, the UCL Energy Institute undertakes research in the areas of energy systems, transport and energy‐demand reduction and in doing so, develops and applies a wide portfolio of energy models focused on energy systems, macro‐economics, integrated assessment, and end‐ use sectors (industry, transport and buildings).
The Institute of Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy of the University of Stuttgart undertakes research and teaching in renewable energies, system analysis, technology assessment and energy economics. The Department of Energy Economics and Systems Analysis (ESA) consults politicians and industry on energy-economy-technical questions, assessment of policy instruments to increase energy and ecological efficiency, development and application of energy system and energy economic models and sustainable development of the energy system. The Department of Technology Assessment and Environment (TFU) has been engaged in research work on integrated assessment of health, environmental and climate impacts of energy systems, estimation of external costs of energy systems and development of efficient air pollution control and climate protection strategies.