VerNetzen: Social-ecological, technical and economic modelling of development paths of the energy transition

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    Project term:

    01.05.2013 to 30.04.2016

    Project leader:

    Wingenbach, Marion

    Collaboration with:

    Deutsche Umwelthilfe, IZT


    Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Förderprogramm: Sozial-ökologische Forschung (SÖF)

    The energy transition requires a broad and transparent discussion on how quickly and at what cost 100% supply with renewable energies should be achieved. The choice of expansion concepts for the generation, transport and storage of energy depends on this, as they determine the costs and duration of the energy transition from a technological and economic point of view. The acceptance of the population affected by the construction measures can have a cost-reducing and accelerating effect in the positive case, but also a cost-driving and delaying effect in the negative case. The overall purpose of the project is to map the complex interplay of technological-economic, socio-ecological and political-legal conditions of electricity supply using a simulation and optimisation model and, on this basis, to model development paths for a 100% renewable electricity supply.
    The aim of the project is to integrate socio-ecological key factors and success factors of participation into the electricity market model "renpass", which has so far been purely technically and economically oriented. This in turn should enable the presentation of differentiated development options for the energy transition using the example of individual hotspot regions. This methodological development is to be carried out in close coordination with practical partners and a scientific project advisory board.