Integrated Impact report

Second Policy Brief

Focus Report on economic impacts

Macroeconomic and distributional impacts of decarbonisation pathways

Focus Report on behavioural effects and distributional impacts

Policy Brief – The Role of Behaviour and Heterogeneity for the Adoption of Technologies

Focus Report on climate impacts on the Energy-Food-Water nexus

Focus Report on LCA and critical material demand for energy technologies

Policy Brief

Technology Roadmaps

Innovation Readiness Level assessments

Stakeholder Interaction Portal

Pathways Diagnostic Tool

Open-source Engagement Model

Online Energy Systems Learning Simulation

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Acronym: REEEM
Title: Role of technologies in an energy efficient economy – model based analysis policy measures and transformation pathways to a sustainable energy system
Call: H2020-LCE
Funding scheme: RIA – Research and innovation action
Grant agreement no.: 691739
Duration: 42 Months
Start date: February 2016
Estimated Project cost: €3,997,458.75
Requested EU contribution: €3,997,458.75
Total effort: 423.5 Person-months
Project coordinator: Mark Howells – Department of Energy Technology, School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Project Officer: Manuela Conconi


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The tables present the REEEM public deliverables. Link to the deliverables will become available as the project progresses.

REEEM reports are divided into 5 types , which are described below.

Focus Reports

REEEM brings together expertise from a wide range of fields to assess the impacts of technology pathways on the economy, the society and the environment. The Focus Reports will provide insights on the results and findings focusing specifically on each of the three impact areas. They will improve the present knowledge base regarding the impacts of development in sustainable energy technologies. This will help decision makers better evaluate different future pathways by understanding their implications on different parts associated with the energy system. At least two Focus Reports will be published for each impact area, at different points during the project. Each report will have a summary for policy makers.

Case Studies

In REEEM, case studies are employed to supplement the overarching pathways by allowing for in-depth studies that “zoom in” on a particular topic, timeframe and/or region of the EU energy system. Applying an interdisciplinary approach to the case studies, REEEM will address several cross-cutting themes such as energy security, the impact of carbon leakage on competitiveness, behavioural dynamics, and valuing ecosystem services. The case studies will be further enhanced and fine-tuned through stakeholder workshops during the course of the project. The final results of each case study will be presented in an individual report. For anticipated publication dates, refer to Section 3.1. Each report will have a summary for policy makers.

Technology and Innovation Roadmaps with Innovation Readiness Levels

Low-carbon energy technologies play a critical role in meeting the ambitious 2030 energy and climate targets set by EU member states to address challenges such as energy security, climate change and economic growth and competitiveness. To support action towards achieving the EU’s 2030 targets and beyond, this project will consolidate a series of Technology and Innovation Roadmaps which cover all the technologies from the SET-Plan, as these technologies are identified as likely to play an important role in the transition to a competitive low-carbon society.

Based on inputs and guidance from experts in governments, industry and academia, the roadmaps will indicate the status of technology development and identify areas for priority actions. While other technology roadmaps exist, this work aims to be the first that is based on the SET-Plan and linked to energy system models. As such, they will be more nuanced as they provide ranges for the development of economic, technical and environmental parameters of different technologies aligned with the main REEEM pathways. They will, thus, form the basis of all technology-related modelling work within this project.

While the Technology and Innovation Roadmaps identify key areas for technical development, it is important to determine their market potential and readiness expected at different time horizons. Through supplementary assessments of the Innovation Readiness Level and their quantification through advanced cost analysis, this project will provide a comprehensive vision of both “technology push” as well as “market pull” in the spirit of the SET-Plan ‘Integrated Roadmap’. These assessments will highlight current market conditions and identify barriers to the uptake of specific technologies. Three Technology and Innovation Roadmaps will be produced throughout this project.

Integrated Impact Reports

Integrated Impact Reports will present the core work of the REEEM project. They will further strengthen the scientific underpinning of the SET-Plan through detailed impact assessments, and by analysing the role of different technologies in the EU’s future energy system. They will be a culmination of the assessments carried out for the Technology and Innovation Roadmaps and within the three impact areas, combined through an integrated energy systems model. Informed by the Focus Reports, the Integrated Impact Reports will serve to provide a balanced assessment of the implications of various technology pathways based on their impacts across the economy, the society and the environment. A comparison across these impact areas will be enabled through a multi-criteria decision analysis based on cross-disciplinary indicators assessed for each pathway. This will allow identifying the most effective strategies for a transition to an efficient low carbon energy system. Two Integrated Impact Reports will be published. The first one will summarise the work after two years and the second one will integrate all the insights at the end of the project. Each report will have a summary for policy makers.

Policy Briefs

The aforementioned reports will serve to strengthen the knowledge base and scientific understanding of the energy system. Complementary to these and the provided summaries for policy makers, a series of Policy Briefs will alert the EC in a few pages to the most valuable key insights of the assessments. They will analyse the implications of the technology pathways on the EC’s work and propose energy strategy recommendations.

The analysis and recommendations in the Policy Briefs will be supported by input from civil society, industry and academia. Further, they will form the basis for broader outreach to perform appropriate ‘reality checks’ for the policy-relevance of all project outputs. At least one Policy Brief is foreseen for each case study, impact area (derived from the Focus Report) and for the Integrated Impact Reports.

Completed deliverables

Theme 1 (Economy and Society)

D1.3aPolicy Brief – How to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon, competitive and secure EU societyJan-18
D1.3bPolicy BriefJul-19
D3.1aFocus Report on economic impactsJul-18
D3.1bFocus Report on economic impactsJul-19
D3.2Case study on carbon leakage and competitivenessJul-18
D3.3aCarbon Leakage and competitiveness in the EU until 2050Jul-18
D3.3bMacroeconomic and distributional impacts of decarbonisation pathwaysJul-19
D4.1aThe Role of Behaviour and Heterogeneity for the Adoption of TechnologiesJul-18
D4.1bFocus Report on behavioural effects and distributional impactsMay-19
D4.3aPolicy Brief – The Role of Behaviour and Heterogeneity for the Adoption of TechnologiesJul-18
D4.3bPolicy Brief – The Role of Behaviour and Heterogeneity for the Adoption of TechnologiesJul-19

Theme 3 (System Transition and Innovation)

D1.1Report on pathway definitionJul-17
D1.2aIntegrated Impact reportJan-18
D1.2bIntegrated Impact reportJul-19
D2.1aTechnology Roadmap – Energy Storage ApplicationJul-17
D2.1bTechnology Roadmap – Renewable Energy IntegrationJul-18
D2.1cTechnology RoadmapsJul-19
D2.2aInnovation Readiness Level Report – Energy Storage TechnologiesJul-17
D2.2bInnovation Readiness Level Report – Renewable Energy TechnologiesJul-18
D2.2cInnovation Readiness Level assessmentsJul-19
D2.3Methodology for linking technology innovation to energy system modelsJan-17
D2.4Co-evolution of technologies case study reportFeb-18
D4.2District heating case study reportJan-19
D6.1Integrated Energy System ModelJan-19
D6.2Regional energy security case study reportJan-19
D6.3Grid and dispatch case study reportJan-19
D6.4Policy BriefJan-19

Theme 5 (Project Management)

MS3First version of Integrated Energy System Model developedSep-17
D6.6Data Management Plan (DMP)Jul-18
D6.5Pathways DatabaseJan-19
D8.1Project ManualApr-16
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691739.


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