Joint article FfE and TUM on: Meta-analysis of country-specific energy scenario studies for neighbouring countries of Germany

Soner Candas, from the Chair for Renewable and sustainable Energy Systems at the Technical University Munich, and the eXtremOS project team at FfE published a joint article at the European IAEE conference 2019. Topic of the article is “Meta-analysis of country-specific energy scenario studies for neighbouring countries of Germany”. Within the project eXtremOS this study overview allows us to benchmark the developed extreme scenarios against the current study landscape. Besides a variety of other interesting conclusions, the study overview shows us, that not only Germany builds on sectorcoupling measures to achieve its climate targets (click here for a German study overview).


The environmental impact of the energy sector and its substantial economic scale lead to the conception of a large number of studies by a wide variety of stakeholders in the field. These studies investigate the possible evolution pathways of the energy systems in form of multiple scenarios, and may cover both a national and an international scale. The high connectivity of the European electricity grid results in a dependency of the national energy systems with each other. Hence, knowledge about the possible energy futures of neighbouring countries is crucial to make well-informed decisions for a national energy policy. This work thus consists of a meta-analysis of country-specific energy scenario studies for 15 neighbouring countries of Germany. This analysis is then compiled into 1) the country profiles, which consist of country-specific cause–and–effect relationships concerning various energy-technical aspects and 2) the analysis charts, from which a generalized overview spanning the energy futures across all countries has been achieved.