Aarhus University’s ‘Network Analyses’ tool, an advanced method using parametric time series analyses, enables the creation of Pan-European energy systems based on weather patterns. These analyses can balance wind power and PV with the need for backup power plants and international interconnections. In RE-INVEST, the method for combining these two approaches is developed, assisting a cross-border analysis methodology uniting the strengths of each: total, cross-sectoral hourly modelling combined with weather pattern analyses and an interconnected European system analysis.

From a starting point in a reference model of the current system, potential technology and cost developments in Denmark and Europe are mapped prior to delving into the use of extensive databases or our partners’ technology knowledge in order  to construct robust pathways towards 2050. These developments outline the varied European contexts that need to be considered in the analyses in order to establish a strategic decision-making basis for energy sector stakeholders.