Kathrin Goldammer Energy Transition expert at KAS Conference in Uruguay
6. October 2016
The Energy Nexus Group – an interdisciplinary research agenda (Cader et al. 2016)
7. October 2016

REEEM – Role of technologies in an energy efficient economy

Model-based analysis policy measures and transformation pathways to a sustainable energy system

In ordert o prepare the transition towards a sustainable energy system, powered by renewable sources, there are many policies, measures, and strategies. But which of these actually make sense? Which have the greatest potential to succeed? Where can members of the European Union learn from each other? The REEEM project aims at giving a comprehensive overview of all energy strategies as well as creating a broad understanding of their system-wide effects. Finally, the measures will be assessed according to their sustainability, efficiency, energy security, and reliability and their effects from generation to consumption will be estimated.

The project will address four main objectives:
  1. develop an integrated assessment framework
  2. define pathways towards a low-carbon society and assess their potential implications
  3. bridge the science-policy gap through a clear communication using decision support tools
  4. ensure transparency in the process


Project duration: 01.02.2016 - 31.07.2019

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Reiner Lemoine Institute is responsible for the following REEEM tasks:

  • Developing a data base concept for open data
  • Supporting the development of a data base and integrating the different models
  • Integrating data of energy system models into the data base concept
  • Involving stakeholders
    • Organizing stakeholder conferences
    • Creating a platform for stakeholder communication
  • Ensuring transparency and reproducibility

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691739.

Disclaimer: The sole responsibility for the content of this material lies with the authors. It does not necessarily represent the views of the European Union, and neither EASME nor the European Commission are responsible for any use of this material.

Research at RLI is supported by the Reiner Lemoine Foundation.

Contact persons

Ludwig Hülk

Project Manager

Mascha Richter

Head of Unit