ENSURE: New Energy Grid Structures for Energy Transition (Phase I)

The Kopernikus project ENSURE uses a holistic approach to develop new energy grid structures for the energy transition. It focuses on clarifying how centralised and decentralised energy supply elements need to be designed in the overall system. In a demonstration of grid technologies, the project tests the feasibility of selected research results by implementing selected systemic concepts and testing new technologies.

In the project, Oeko-Institut is responsible for developing scenarios of the energy transition by 2050 which define requirements for the future electricity grids. This is done by using a transdisciplinary approach where a group of selected stakeholders, supported by the project team, defines storylines which are the cornerstones of the subsequent development of scenarios for the energy sector. Oeko-Institut also contributes towards developing concepts and methods for societal participation in new energy system and grid structures, and supports the regional environmental assessment of the demonstrator.

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Status of project

End of project: 2019

Project manager

Project staff

Joß Bracker
Lukas Emele
Senior Researcher / Head of Energy Policy & Scenarios subdivision Energy & Climate

Funded by

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Project partners

Deutsche Umwelthilfe e. V. (DUH)
Germanwatch e.V.
ewi Energy Research & Scenarios (ewi ER&S)
E.ON
TenneT TSO GmbH
Siemens AG
Stadtwerke Kiel
Aachen University (RWTH)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

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