Since the expansion of renewable energies is usually not determined as an assumption in the model, but rather has a fixed background, most energy system models cannot adequately answer these questions. Our integrated European renewable energy model EIREM, however, forecasts the future development of renewable energies in the electricity sector, taking into account technical, economic and political conditions. The model is based on costs and potentials of renewable energies in Europe in the electricity sector in high spatial resolution. By integrating the model with our energy system model SESAM, it is possible to model support instruments such as fixed-price remuneration systems, tendering or premium models, and quota models, in addition to the option of suspending renewable energy subsidies.
Key strengths of the EIREM model:
- Regional development of installed capacity and electricity generation of renewable energies
- Economic efficiency of individual renewable energy technologies and regions
- Subsidy costs of different renewable energy technologies for European countries, if applicable
- Hourly feed-in profiles for renewable energies