Energy Systems in Transition (ENSYSTRA)
Research Project, 2017 – 2021

In the ENSYSTRA project, the aim is to train 15 ESRs in state of the art science of
energy systems transition, scenario analysis and energy modelling tools and methods. The overall 'objectives of the ENSYRA project are:

To advance the methodological and modelling capabilities of the energy system analysis field by building on state-of-the art methods and modelling tools, by enhancing model (and methodological) collaboration, and by enhancing linkages between different relevant disciplines as well as between different relevant knowledge carriers such as academia, applied research and industry.

To train ESRs in a strong interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral perspective on energy transition, with strong insight in the linkages between different science fields and methods.

To provide ESRs with key skills and competences to apply interdisciplinary
analysis and state of-the-art science in an industrial, governmental and applied knowledge institutes setting. Such a profile of the ESRs will enhance future career opportunities in different sectors.

To establish long term collaboration in the field of (energy) systems analysis between key universities (Aalborg, Chalmers, Edinburgh, Flensburg, Groningen and Stavanger) and their respective international networks (Energy Modelling Forum (EMF), European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), Implementing Agreements of the International Energy Agency (IEA)).

To create and strengthen the linkages between academic disciplines (cross and
interdisciplinary approach), industrial sectors and government bodies which are relevant to support the energy transition process of the North Sea region, including those involved in the existing FP7 -ENSEA collaborative network.

To create wider impact on relevant scientific arenas that come together in energy system integration and transition management, both from a methodological pers
pective (such as the development of advanced modelling techniques), as well as with the aim to advance academic teaching (with enhanced crossdisciplinary interaction) in these areas.

To contribute to better accessible energy science based on open source, data, access and knowledge, and to train ESRs in the practice of open science.


Fredrik Hedenus (contact)

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/H2020/765515
Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2021

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