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Assessment of the European energy system for ITRE

The European Committee on Industry, Research, and Energy (ITRE) commissioned a comprehensive study aimed at analysing the energy system infrastructures of the European Union and understanding the associated challenges for its future development. The primary objective of this study is to provide the European Parliament with an objective and impartial assessment of ongoing actions and the adequacy of future measures within the broad domain of EU energy policy.

The study encompasses an examination of the current state of the European energy system, including aspects such as energy demand, independence, electricity production, and electricity and gas distribution. Furthermore, it extends to forecasting the future development of these elements up to the year 2050. A particular focus is directed towards the challenges associated with the development of the hydrogen sector and the integration of more decentralised energy through flexibility measures and demand response. Additionally, the study addresses the impact of the recent synchronisation of Ukraine and Moldova with the European power grid.

Enerdata was uniquely positioned to fulfil this assignment thanks to its extensive array of available tools, including Global Energy and CO2 Data, EnerFuture, Power Plant Tracker, and EnerDemand. Our ongoing work on energy efficiency, grid flexibility, the impact of self-consumption on the European grid, and the challenges related to the development of the hydrogen sector made us particularly well-suited for this task.

This comprehensive assignment undertaken by Enerdata aims to produce a public report that is envisioned to serve as a guiding document for the new European deputies set to commence their mandate in 2024.