A Methodology for Implementing Smart and Efficient Energy System Integration

  • Principal investigator at CSEI: Christine Brandstätt
  • Funding body: European Commission – Directorate-General for Energy
  • Period: January 2022 – June 2023


In the project “A Methodology for Implementing Smart and Efficient Energy System Integration” (STEERS) CSEI assessed the methodology of the ten-year network development planning (TYNDP) against the state of knowledge on sector integration and system modelling. The work was funded by a research grant from the European Commission. The TYNDP process is evolving continuously in order to support the European decarbonization targets and to align with the latest changes in European legislation. The project contributed to the evolution of a coherent TYNDP methodology that supports delivering a smart and efficient integrated energy system, incorporates energy system integration, and energy efficiency throughout. In our own methodology, we proposed incremental and pragmatic changes to achieve this, and assessed them for their relevance and feasibility. We furthermore provide a list of examples of best practices and provide a detailed assessment of the transparency of the data used in the TYNDP process in 2022.