Actuating the European Energy System Transition: Indicators for Translating Energy Systems Modelling Results into Policy-Making
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2021

In this paper, we define indicators, with a focus on the electricity sector, that translate the results of energy systems modelling to quantitative entities that can facilitate assessments of the transitions required to meet stringent climate targets. Such indicators, which are often overlooked in model scenario presentations, can be applied to make the modelling results more accessible and are useful for managing the transition on the policy level, as well as for internal evaluations of modelling results. We propose a set of 13 indicators related to: 1) the resource and material usages in modelled energy system designs; 2) the rates of transition from current to future energy systems; and 3) the energy security in energy system modelling results. To illustrate its value, the proposed set of indicators is applied to energy system scenarios derived from an electricity system investment model for Northern Europe. We show that the proposed indicators are useful for facilitating discussions, raising new questions, and relating the modelling results to Sustainable Development Goals and thus facilitate better policy processes. The indicators presented here should not be seen as a complete set, but rather as examples. Therefore, this paper represents a starting point and a call to other modellers to expand and refine the list of indicators.

energy system transition

policy making

indicators

electricity sector

energy systems model

Författare

Mariliis Lehtveer

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik, Energiteknik 2

Lisa Göransson

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik, Energiteknik 2

Verena Heinisch

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik, Energiteknik 1

Filip Johnsson

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik

Ida Karlsson

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik, Energiteknik 1

Emil Nyholm

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik

Mikael Odenberger

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik

Dmytro Romanchenko

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik

Johan Rootzén

Göteborgs universitet

Georgia Savvidou

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik, Energiteknik 3

Maria Taljegård

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik, Energiteknik 3

Alla Toktarova

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik, Energiteknik 1

Jonathan Ullmark

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik, Energiteknik 1

Karl Vilén

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik, Energiteknik 1

Viktor Walter

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik, Energiteknik 1

Frontiers in Energy Research

2296-598X (eISSN)

Vol. 9 677208

Ämneskategorier

Annan naturresursteknik

Annan samhällsbyggnadsteknik

Energisystem

DOI

10.3389/fenrg.2021.677208

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