Europe-wide energy system scenarios for wind deployment areas

Authors: Jann Launer, Francesco Lombardi, Stefan Pfenninger

We present methods, data and first scenarios of the upgraded energy system model »Sector-coupled Euro-Calliope«, including novel wind energy technologies airborne wind and floating offshore. This comprises an updated estimation of area potentials for the European countries’ EEZ, an evaluation of the available wind resources available to airborne wind and cost estimates. With these implemented to the energy system model, first scenarios are presented that serve as a basis for new optimisation approaches to be developed in the next tasks of WP2.