Funding Organisation: European Commission
Cooperation: TNO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek), Coordinator, Netherlands, ARMINES (Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels), France, DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt) Germany (German Remote Sensing Data Center and Institute for Technical Thermodynamics), ARGOSS, Netherlands, Research Studies Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria, IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), Austria, Uniresearch B.V. UNR Netherlands
Co-ordinator: Emile Elewaut, TNO, Nederlands
Contact: Carsten Hoyer-Klick
Project duration: Nov 2009 – Oct 2013
EnerGEO will develop a strategy for a global assessment of current and future impacts of the exploitation of energy resources on the environment and ecosystems based on the use of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) capacities. This strategy will be demonstrated for a variety of energy resources worldwide (fossil fuels, biomass, solar, and wind energy)
1) Existing models for different energy sources e.g. EPIX, BETHY, TASES, REMIX and MESSAGE
2) Existing global Earth observation datasets from with environmental indicators will be derived in order to quantify changes to freshwater systems, biosphere, ecosystems, atmosphere and oceans
3) Existing and currently developed models capable of assessing environmental impacts and cost of energy exploitation
By developing a distributed system based on the recommendations of the GEO-Architecture and Data Committee (ADC), global collection and dissemination of data relating to the effect of energy use on the environment will be supported. By including active members of the Energy-Community of Practice of GEO, sustained contribution of the GEO-tasks EN-07-02 and EN-07-3 (or any GEO Workpackage derived from these) will be realized. EnerGEO plans the testing and demonstration of the observing system and developed scenarios through the execution of dedicated pilots in the field of fossil fuels, biomass, solar, and wind energy. DLR-DFD is involved in the resource assessment based on satellite measurements and environmental modelling for the solar energy and the biomass energy pilot test cases. DLR-TT contributes with its energy system analysis group and the REMIX model.
Geographical Focus: European regions and Pakistan in pilot test cases, later assessment on a global scale
Results: Pilot cases for fossil fuels, solar, biomass, and wind energy visible in the GEO-Portal; Global assessment examples based on the new GEOSS oriented assessment strategy
Users: Policy users
Work package 4, ‘Solar Pilot’ C: results and reportIn order to improve the representation of renewable energy in integrated assessment models (IAM), full load hour – potential curves have been generated for Europe and North Africa. A potential that can be exploited with a specific capacity utilisation expressed in full load hours can be read from these curves. Some examples can be previewed in the following pdf-document "Electricity Generation Potential related to Full Load Hours in theyear 2050".A report with the documentation of the methods and input data will be published here after completion.