Development of regional an Pan-European guidelines for more efficient infra-integration of RES

  • Finished
  • Started: Sep 2009
  • Ended: Sep 2012


Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Hans Auer
Georg Lettner
Mag. Dr. Gerhard Totschnig
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Karl Anton Zach

Project description

SUSPLAN (PLANning for SUStainability) is a project

initiated in 2008 under the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme,

and is sponsored by the Directorate General Transport and Energy

(DG-TREN). SUSPLAN seeks to bring awareness to and solutions for the

coming environmental and energy challenges facing the European

community. Over the next three years SUSPLAN will focus on developing

strategies, recommendations, and benchmarks for the integration of

renewable energy sources (RES) by 2030-2050 within an Europe-wide

context. Against this background, SUSPLAN performes a multi-dimensional

approach by assembling legislative, policy, business, economic,

environmental, and energy professionals together towards addressing the

following objectives:

  • Develop grid-based renewable energy sources integrated scenarios for national, regional and European levels;
  • Compare results from each scenario to identify the optimal path for RES integration, in consideration of security issues and economic competitiveness;
  • Establish the institutional capacity and knowledge base on which the subsequent SUSPLAN findings or recommendations are implemented; and
  • Publish SUSPLAN work for decision-makers and related professionals on national and European levels via workshops, reports, and online resources.


Last updated: 04 Sep 2009