Quantification of synergies between Energy Efficiency first principle and renewable energy systems

The sEEnergies project aims to quantify and operationalise the potentials for energy efficiency (EE) in buildings, transport and industry, combining this bottom-up knowledge with temporal and spatial analyses to develop an innovative, holistic and research-based EE-modelling approach.


Renewable Energy Systems; Smart Energy Systems; Energy Efficiency in Buildings; Energy Efficiency in Transports; Energy Efficiency in Industry; Energy Systems Synergies; Energy Efficiency modelling
01.09.2019 - 28.02.2022
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Zentrum für nachhaltige Energiesysteme (ZNES), Abteilung Energie & Entwicklungszusammenarbeit


As a response to the European Commission’s 2050 decarbonization goals, sEEnergies uniquely considers all aspects of the Energy Efficiency (EE) First Principle. By applying it in sectors and markets, country-by-country and grid-by-grid, and by combining temporal and spatial analyses, sEEnergies will develop an innovative, holistic and research-based EE-modelling approach.

The overall aim of sEEnergies is to quantify and operationalize the potentials for energy efficiency in buildings, transport, and industry. The project goes beyond state-of-the-art science-based knowledge and methods, as it combines sectorial bottom-up knowledge with hour-by-hour modelling of the energy systems and spatial analysis in the EU. Because the changes in one energy sector can contribute to impacts in another sector, it is only possible to have a comprehensive assessment and quantification of the Energy Efficiency First Principal (EEFP) policies impacts if we look at the energy systems from a holistic point of view and take into consideration the synergies between sectors. Therefore bottom-up sectorial approach and grid assessment, together with energy system modelling and spatial analytics is combined in the novel EE modelling approach.

In the sEEnergies project, we contribute to the mapping and the quantification of energy efficiency potentials by location as well as to a better understanding of the local geographies of efficient energy systems.


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