The SETIS magazine aims at delivering timely information and analysis on the state of play of energy technologies, related research and innovation efforts in support of the implementation of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). The current issue is dedicated to Energy Systems Modelling
The editorial for the Energy Systems Modelling issue is provided by Dr Jan Nill at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action. This issue also hosts interviews with:
• David Connolly – coordinator of the H2020 project "Head Roadmap Europe" and one of the developers of the EnergyPLAN model;
• Marc Oliver Bettzüge – director of the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (ewi); Alistair Buckley - co-author of ‘A review of energy systems models in the UK: Prevalent usage and categorisation’; and
• Mark O'Malley – director of the International Institute for Energy Systems Integration.
Three contributors from the European Commission’s Directorates-General for Climate Action, Energy and Mobility and Transport collaborate on an article on the EU Reference Scenario 2016, one of the European Commission’s key analysis tools used in the context of the Energy Union. We also have a contribution from DG Energy on the METIS energy system model - a research project for the development of energy simulator software with the aim to further support DG ENER’s evidence-based policy-making. Finally, the Joint Research Centre Directorate C - Energy, Transport and Climate contributed to an article on the importance of open data and software for energy research and policy advice.