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The Future European Energy System

Editors: Möst, D., Schreiber, S., Herbst, A., Jakob, M., Martino, A., Poganietz, W.-R. (Eds.)

  • Is an open access book
  • Studies flexibility requirements for the ongoing energy transition in Europe
  • Covers demand side sectors as well as the transport, heating, and electricity sector in Europe
  • Develops an innovative and comprehensive energy models system
  • Analyzes how the Strategic Energy Technology Plan of the European Commission can be realized
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This open access book analyzes the transition toward a low-carbon energy system in Europe under the aspects of flexibility and technological progress. By covering the main energy sectors – including the industry, residential, tertiary and transport sector as well as the heating and electricity sector – the analysis assesses flexibility requirements in a cross-sectoral energy system with high shares of renewable energies. The contributing authors – all European energy experts – apply models and tools from various research fields, including techno-economic learning, fundamental energy system modeling, and environmental and social life cycle as well as health impact assessment, to develop an innovative and comprehensive energy models system (EMS). Moreover, the contributions examine renewable penetrations and their contributions to climate change mitigation, and the impacts of available technologies on the energy system. Given its scope, the book appeals to researchers studying energy systems and markets, professionals and policymakers of the energy industry and readers interested in the transformation to a low-carbon energy system in Europe.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Dominik Möst is a Full Professor of Energy Economics at the Technische Universität (TU) Dresden in Germany. From 2013 to 2018, he was Vice Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the TU Dresden. Before his time in Dresden, he headed the research group “Energy System Analysis and Environment” at the Institute for Industrial Production at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT-IIP), from 2004 to 2010. His research focus is on energy system analysis and market modeling, energy market design, integration of renewable energies and energy efficiency.

Steffi Schreiber is a Researcher at the Chair of Energy Economics at the Technische Universität (TU) Dresden in Germany. She is one of the coordinators of the REFLEX project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, on which the analysis and results of this book are based. Her research focus is on energy system modeling and analysis of possible decarbonization pathways for the European electricity system, in particular flexibility options and sector coupling, and the system integration of renewable energy sources.

Dr. Andrea Herbst is a Researcher at the Competence Center Energy Technologies and Energy Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe, Germany. Her main focus is on the transformation of the industrial sector (deep decarbonization) and future scenarios regarding energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. 

Dr. Martin Jakob, Dipl. Phys. Ing. ETH, is a Co-founder of and Managing Partner at TEP Energy since 2008. Before that he was a Research Associate and Project Manager at the engineering offices of Paul Widmer, at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), and at the Center for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE) of the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He holds a doctorate from ETH Zurich in the economics of energy efficiency. His main interest is to integrate technological, economic and policy aspects in empirical, modeling, and implementation projects.

Angelo Martino is a Senior Expert in transport policy analysis and modeling. His cross-disciplinary experience covers various key topics in European transport policy, ranging from energy efficiency to air quality issues, from sustainable transport measures to technology options and from the urban scale to the regional and national. He has previously served at the Polytechnic of Milan: as an Adjunct Professor of Transport Economics and Planning (2007–2010) and of Transport and Traffic Modeling (2002–2009).

Dr. Witold-Roger Poganietz is Head of the research unit “Energy” at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. Since 2015, he has also been Deputy Head of the Focus Area “Energy Systems Analysis” at the KIT Centre Energy. His main research interests are in socio-technological energy scenarios, and in the sustainability assessment of technologies and energy systems.

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Book Title
The Future European Energy System
  • Dominik Möst
  • Steffi Schreiber
  • Andrea Herbst
  • Martin Jakob
  • Angelo Martino
  • Witold-Roger Poganietz
Springer International Publishing
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Number of Pages
XXV, 344
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 87 illustrations in colour