SINTEF Energy Research organized the 2009 Annual General Meeting of SUSPLAN which is a research project supported by the European Commission.
Text: Senior Research Scientist Bjørn Harald Bakken
SUSPLAN (Development of regional and Pan-European guidelines for more efficient integration of renewable energy into future infrastructures) is a project with funding from the 7th Framework with SINTEF Energy Research as the coordinator. This project aims to develop harmonized and robust guidelines for decision makers in energy-related infrastructure and energy distribution, regionally and transnationally.
The guidelines will be established starting with extensive regional and transnational scenario studies, and will consist of strategies, recommendations and criteria for more effective integration of renewable energy sources in future infrastructures. The time horizon is from 2030 to 2050.
The project was started in September 2008 with a duration of three years. The budget is EUR 4.7 million. In addition to SINTEF, 16 partners from 11 European countries are involved in the project.
The second AGM for the project was held on 18 June 2009 at SINTEF Energy Research with the following participants:
Energy Economics Group / TU-Wien (AT), Fraunhofer ISI (DE), ECN (NL), UHI Millennium Institute (UK), Verbund-Austrian Hydro Power (AT), MVV Energy (DE), Enero (RO), Statkraft Western Balkans (SR), Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (UK), ERSE (formerly-CESI RICERCA) (IT), Black Sea Region Energy Centre (BG), UP Comillas (ES) and Dena (DE).
Photo: Mette Kjelstad Høiseth