Horizon 2020 Projekt „REFLEX”

  • contact:

    Dogan Keles

  • project group:

    Energy Markets and Energy System Analysis

  • funding:

    European Commission

  • partner:

    -  Technical University of Dresden (Coordinator) 
    - AGH – Krakow University of Science and Technology
    - ESA² - Energy System Analysis Agency 
    - Fraunhofer Institute for System and Innovation Research (ISI)
    - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    - KTH – Royal Institute of Technology 
    - TEP Energy
    - TRT TRASPORTI E TERRITORIO srl
    - Universiteit Utrecht

  • startdate:

    2016

  • enddate:

    2019

The future energy system is challenged by the intermittent nature of renewables and requires therefore several flexibility
options. Still, the interaction between different options, the optimal portfolio and the impact on environment and society are
unknown. It is thus the core objective of REFLEX to analyse and evaluate the development towards a low-carbon energy
system with focus on flexibility options in the EU to support the implementation of the SET-Plan. The analysis are based on a
modelling environment that considers the full extent to which current and future energy technologies and policies interfere
and how they affect the environment and society while considering technological learning of low-carbon and flexibility
technologies.
For this purpose, REFLEX brings together the comprehensive expertise and competences of known European experts from
six different countries. Each partner focusses on one of the research fields techno-economic learning, fundamental energy
system modelling or environmental and social life cycle assessment. To link and apply these three research fields in a
compatible way, an innovative and comprehensive energy models system (EMS) is developed, which couples the models
and tools from all REFLEX-Partners. It is based on a common database and scenario framework. The results from the EMS
will help to understand the complex links, interactions and interdependencies between different actors, available
technologies and impact of the different interventions on all levels from the individual to the whole energy system. In this
way, the knowledge base for decision-making concerning feasibility, effectiveness, costs and impacts of different policy
measures will be strengthened, which will assist policy makers and support the implementation of the SET-Plan.
Stakeholders will be actively involved during the entire project from definition of scenarios to dissemination and exploitation
of results via workshops, publications and a project website.