The Joint Programme in Energy Systems Integration (ESI) seeks to bring together research strengths across Europe to optimize our energy system, in particular by benefiting from the synergies between heating, cooling, electricity, renewable energy and fuel pathways at all scales. The energy elements of the water and transport system are also included, as well as the data and control network that enables the optimization.
The Joint Programme in Energy Systems Integration is designed to develop the technical and economic framework that governments and industries will need to build the future efficient and sustainable European energy system. It is fully aligned with the recently published SET Plan Integrated Roadmap and potential impact include increased reliability and performance, minimisation of cost and environmental impacts and, in particular, increased penetration of renewable energy sources.
The Joint Programme is organised in 5 sub-programmes (SP) that target different aspects of Energy Systems Integration. Given the nature of Energy Systems Integration, the SPs are strongly interlinked.
- SP1: Modelling, coordinated by Dr. Juha Kiviluoma, VTT (FI)
- SP2: Forecasting, aggregation & control, coordinated by Prof. Henrik Madsen, DTU (DK)
- SP3: Technology, coordinated by Peter Breuhaus, NORCE (NO)
- SP4: Consumer, coordinated by Kristiane Lindland, NORCE (NO)
- SP5: Finance & regulation, coordinated by Erik Delarue, KU Leuven (BE)