Navigating the Roadmap for Clean, Secure and Efficient Energy Innovation (SET-Nav) – SET-Nav intends support strategic decision marking in Europe’s energy sector, enhancing innovation towards a clean, secure and efficient energy system. It is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme with a large consortium of academics, research and industry partners.
CEPS leads WP2 “Stakeholder Dialogue” with the aim of planning, coordinating and formalising the consortium process with the relevant stakeholders at policy, industry and expert level. CEPS will organise five stakeholder workshops: one opening, three thematic workshops and a closing workshop to present the outcomes of the overall assessment.
Several factors come into play when exploring, designing and selecting a policy mix for the energy sector. Modelling and the evaluation of alternatives play an important part in makeing sense of the factors and the potential evolution of the available options.
For this reason, there is a clear necessity for a better mix of modelling tools and approaches for evaluating energy policies. Furthermore, these must be evaluated in practical applications, as well as discussed with researchers, public and private sector stakeholders. Dialogue within the energy community about the most useful approaches is also crucial in determing how these can be communicated to other stakeholders and decision makers involved in either energy policy or industry.
SET-Nav intends to respond to these challenges by producing contributions along three dimensions: the development of a modelling portfolio for decision making in the energy sector , the analysis of the impact of multiple future paths and policies, and the development of stakeholder dialogue and dissemination. It is implemented by a consortium of academic, research and industry partners from Austria, Germany, Norway, France, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Belgium, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The project started in April 2016 and is co-funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme.