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Instruments for Epistemic and Socially Robust Energy Scenarios – Dr. Bert Droste-Franke speaker at the Energy Scenarios Conference in Karlsruhe on 24. September 2018 

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Dr. Bert Droste-Franke

Dr. Bert Droste-Franke, head of the department energy, presented at the Energy Scenarios Conference on September 24th at the IHK Haus der Wirtschaft in Karlsruhe the broad mix of methodologies and instruments of the EA in the area of system analyses and energy scenarios.

Dr. Droste-Franke’s contribution “Instruments for Epistemic and Socially Robust Energy Scenarios” discussed first the requirement for scenario analyses to be epistemically and socially robust together with respective practical implications for adequate supporting tools. Secondly, various instruments which have been continuously developed at the EA European Academy for this purpose were presented. Starting with showing the EA-Lab environment and the basic concept of the EA-Lab workflow for co-design of analyses, the EA expert groups methodology was discussed together with a system perception helping to identify important systemic correlations and required analyses. Furthermore, supporting tools for the design of scenarios in a transdisciplinary setting were presented. Exemplary applications were taken from currently running projects, coordinated by the EA, dealing with the co-design of regional energy concepts, the system analysis of innovation and the interconnection of transport and stationary energy supply in the national context, funded by German Federal ministries and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

The international conference Energy Scenarios - Construction, Assessment, and Impact is organized by the Helmholtz Research School on Energy Scenarios (ESS). The conference aims at presenting the current state of research on energy scenarios as well as at reflecting fields of promising further research. It therefor brings together junior and senior scientists from different academic disciplines and countries with practitioners in politics, the private sector and other fields dealing with energy scenarios.