Securing Austria's Electricity Supply in times of Climate Change

  • Sep 2020Mar 2024

Project description

SECURES provides targeted support to Austria's policy makers by analyzing challenges and opportunities for the future electricity system and acting as a safeguard to ensure reliable, sustainable and cost-efficient electricity supply in times of climate change. It provides meteorological open-access datasets in high spatial and temporal resolution for Europe until 2100 for several emission scenarios. Through tailored, in-depth analysis and intensive stakeholder dialogue, conflicts between policy goals for security of supply, decarbonization needs, and the economy are resolved, all of which are affected by climate impacts. SECURES work is based on three pillars: (1) analysis of climate change and decarbonization-induced changes in weather, electricity demand, and electricity supply; (2) modeling of scenarios to ensure a reliable, sustainable, and cost-effective transition of the Austrian electricity sector in times of climate change; and (3) stakeholder dialogue and consolidation.

Last updated: 09 Jan 2024