Open ENergy TRansition ANalyses for a low-carbon Economy

Project Description

openENTRANCE (open ENergy TRansition ANalyses for a low-Carbon Economy) aims to develop, use and disseminate an open, transparent and integrated modelling platform to assess low-carbon transition pathways in Europe. The openENTRANCE modelling platform will shed light on the impacts and economic costs of the different energy pathways Europe could take to achieve its climate goals. With this scientific basis, openENTRANCE aims to support social, economic and political actors in better decision-making. The Energieinstitut team is responsible for case study 1 in the openENTRANCE project. This case study focuses on the potential role and value of household demand flexibility in the future European electricity grid under plausible assumptions of household participation in demand response programmes. The Energieinstitut provides estimates of demand response potentials as inputs to two large-scale energy system models Plan4EU (EDF) and EMPIRE (NTNU) to complete a coupling of micro and macro energy system forecasting and planning methods.

Project Consortium

  1. Sintef Energi (Coordinator)
  2. Energieinstitut an der JKU Linz
  3. Universidad Pontificia Comillas
  4. DIW Berlin
  5. Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  6. Electricite de France (EDF)
  7. Fraunhofer Institute
  8. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  9. Kadir Has University
  10. NTNU
  11. TNO
  12. TU Wien
  13. TU Berlin
  14. World Future Council (WFC)

Project duration

01.05.2019 - 30.06.2023

Funding provider


Funding program

Horizon 2020
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 835896


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