PROSPECT2030 presented at the EMP-E Conference

What are the models needed of national authorities for assessing progress in implementation of measures in their National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) for the period 2021-2030?
What are the models needed by public authorities for development of next generation of energy Plans (2031-2040)?
What are the available tools from EC funded projects that could be useful for national modelling exercises?

These are the main questions which were addressed during the Virtual Session organized on 8th October 2020 during the fourth conference of the Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) "Modelling Climate Neutrality for the European Green Deal". The contribution of PROSPECT2030 project to the development of regional energy plans was presented by Piemonte Region to the hundred participants representing local, national and regional policymakers, and a widest range of stakeholders involved in the EU energy system which were connected online.

The objective of the session was to enhance exchanges and discussions regarding how can EC funded projects support national policy makers. The conference gave a contribution in bridging the gap between scientific modellers and policy makers at all levels, with the help of European Commission representatives. The EMP-E brings together scientists and policy makers working on current energy modelling and energy policy issues, looking at the current and future opportunities for change. The platform creates an environment for exchange and sharing of ideas, where research and development in energy modelling currently undertaken across Europe can reach policy makers and other modellers.  

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