We, as European Commission’s in-house science service, inform the EU policy-making via independent research on more secure, inclusive, smarter and interoperable electricity systems.
We are a multidisciplinary and multinational team - based in Petten (NL), Ispra (IT) and Seville (ES) - contributing to EU policy initiatives for a twin green and digital transition.
Discover below how we tackle the electricity delivery issues in its layers (social, technological, economic, environmental, and political) and at their interfaces.
How secure is secure enough? Electricity must be supplied whenever and wherever needed to avoid serious hazards to society. Learn how we assess the power system's ability to continuously fulfil its function against adverse events.
Are bits and electrons driving a whole-system change? Electricity systems increasingly embedding digital solutions unlock unprecedented opportunities and challenges. Learn how we gather deeper knowledge of what is happening and assess what works and what does not in the digital energy realm.
How to give (smart energy) power to people? A people-focused energy transition blends technology with societal needs, prioritising local perspectives for inclusive, sustainable solutions. Learn how we assess socio-technical systems, as well as the emerging role of energy communities.
How to upgrade the rules of the (electricity) game? Markets support power system operations and developments by distributing costs and benefits among players. Learn how we inform legislative and regulatory actions by studying options and evolutions of the energy systems and markets.
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