A carbon-neutral European economy by 2050 requires bold action today. The amount of electricity coming from renewable energy sources (RES) is slated to increase exponentially in the coming years, but many of these sources present specific technical challenges.
Power markets and grids were not originally designed for ambitious emissions reductions and high shares of RES. The ASSET studies below explore two different challenges facing the European Power System and present technical solutions and recommendations for driving action.
The future energy transition to achieve a more secure, sustainable and cost-effective energy supply is considered one of the main challenges that nations worldwide will face in the decades to come. Along with this transition toward more renewable electricity units, a shift is generally taking place in the way generation units are interfaced with the grid.
As the share of renewables increases, so will inertia-related issues. This study presents our experts' analysis and solutions:
Islands face unique challenges regarding their energy supply, requiring specific political action and tailor-made regulatory approaches. The aim of this study is to define the basic principles of an energy-environment-economy strategy for European islands. The principles are useful for the cost-benefit assessments that accompany the funding of projects with European Union involvement. This study covers:
The ASSET project provides studies in support of EU policymaking, research and innovation in the field of energy.
Let's support a clean and affordable energy transition for all.