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Extension of the EU energy and climate modelling capacity to include the Energy Community and its nine Contracting Parties (EnerCom)

Funding

European Commission DG Clima

Duration

January 2021 - ongoing

Organisation

  • E3-Modelling
  • IIASA International Institute for Applied System Analysis (Austria)
  • EuroCARE GmbH (Germany)
  • TU Wien (Austria)
  • REKK (Hungary)
  • Consortium led by

  • Dr. Petr Havlik - project coordinator (IIASA)
  • Dr. Piero Visconti - scientific coordinator and co-project coordinator (IIASA)
  • Overview

    The members of the Energy Community, which was established in 2005 by the Energy Community Treaty are the EU and the nine non-EU Contracting Parties (CPs): six Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia) and three Eastern Neighbours (Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). Over the last years the CPs have adopted and implemented significant parts of the EU energy, environmental and -partly- climate acquis, adapting as required based on the institutional framework of the Energy Community Treaty and the specific situation of the CPs. Further all CPs are signatories of the Paris Agreement.

    This contract has two main objectives:

    • To make available modelling capacity to produce long-term quantitative projections for the energy system, its greenhouse gas emissions, as well as non-energy GHG emissions for the Energy Community countries individually and as a whole
    • Use the modelling capacity to develop consistently a baseline and a series of alternative scenarios to examine different methodologies and set-ups for possibly 2030 energy efficiency, renewables and GHG emissions reduction targets for the CPs individually and as a group. The scenarios should further be used in the governance process for the NECPs of the nine CPs.

    Responsibilities of EuroCARE

    • Data collection and validation of the nine contracting parties (Task 1)
    • Create and validate baseline (Task 3)