South East Europe Electricity Roadmap – SEERMAP
The SEERMAP project focuses on two crucial policy areas in the electricity sector of the West Balkan region concerning its long-term energy development and decarbonisation path.
One area is the potential of long-term renewable deployment in the target countries. The other is infrastructure, with a focus on the necessary transmission network developments.
These areas will be examined in detail with the application of state of the art energy sector models of the participating consortia partners (electricity and gas sector market models of REKK, Renewable deployment model of TU Vienna and the regional electricity network model of EKC) in the timeframe of 2050. Various renewable and infrastructure scenarios will be tested, underpinned by consultation with local experts over the assumptions and for data validation. The central outcome of the model-based scenario assessment is a long-term energy roadmap for the six target countries, evaluating various pathways of decarbonisation.
Local involvement in the project was significant, with the local think tanks in each country (Energy Policy Group in Romania), regional policy makers, regulators, representatives of TSOs and researchers. The modeling assessment was enlarged with the three EU members from the SEE region – Romania, Bulgaria and Greece.
The European Climate Foundation is dedicated to responding to the global climate crisis by creating a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions society by harnessing the power of effective philanthropy to support the climate community in shaping public debate and forging bold solutions.
The ECF strengthens European climate leadership at every level, from supporting local campaigns to informing EU policy making. The ECF’s institutional strengths and flexible funding allow it to act both as a steady partner and a nimble innovator. To effect lasting change, it is also essential that we coordinate our efforts beyond our borders. The ECF is part of a highly supportive global network to stimulate climate-related policy work worldwide
The Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management.
The Ministry is responsible for agricultural policy, forestry policy, hunting, fishing, laws relating to wine and water, as well as for environmental and animal protection. Regarding sustainable energy and buildings, the Ministry focuses, among others, on the energy transition in Austria, helping households, municipalities and enterprise to reduce their CO2 emissions. Jointly with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Ministry has developed the Austrian Green Building Star for sustainable, energy-efficient buildings constructed globally with Austrian participation.
Country Report Romania: South East Europe Electricity Roadmap South East Europe (October 2017)
Romania is the only country in the SEERMAP region that will replace its current coal and gas capacities not only with renewables and new gas units but also with nuclear power. In Romania, more than 89% of current fossil fuel generation capacity is expected to be decommissioned by the end of 2030 and of the current generation capacity will remain in operation by 2050. This provides both a challenge to ensure policy framework which will incentivize needed new investment, and an opportunity to shape electricity sector over the long term in-line with a broader energy transition unconstrained by the current generation portfolio.