Energy infrastructure is the backbone of the energy system and will play a crucial role in achieving the decarbonisation goals. The future of the energy sector is envisaged as a system with an increasingly larger share of renewables, much of which are located offshore, and in some cases in energy islands where electricity and hydrogen are produced, converted, stored, and transported. The European Green Deal and associated strategies and policies (e.g., offshore renewable energy strategy, energy system integration strategy, hydrogen strategy, TEN-E Regulation, and TYNDP) influence the network development plans and consequently the future energy grid.

CSEI focuses on policy-relevant research and analysis to generate new evidence, perspectives and methodologies in the above areas. The research areas under this theme include:

  • Green energy transition
  • Offshore renewable resources and energy islands
  • Energy infrastructure development – e.g. TEN-E Regulation and TYNDP
  • Technology economics and policy – Power to X, hydrogen
  • Research and Innovation (R&I) strategy

There is a need for research in economic, regulatory, governance, and policy dimensions for their future development. CSEI aims to fill the research gap in these areas. We focus on new perspectives in areas such as market design, business models, ownership, and theory-informed approaches to the adaptation of integrated technologies questions.

For further information please contact Christine Brandstätt.