Transnational Strategic Roadmap
The status of supply and use of energy as well as the foreseen trends in energy security show that it is crucial to enhance renewable energy production to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement on decarbonisation and climate change. The share of renewable energy production has already been growing continuously often putting pressure on the existing energy grids and widening the time gap between energy production and energy consumption. Across the EU main actors in the energy field – policy makers, regulators, utility companies, project developers – increasingly aware of the necessity and urgency of enabling the shift to greater use of renewable energy especially electricity, are turning to energy storage and sector coupling technologies that have the capacity to offer greater flexibility, reliability and efficiency in the delivery of electrical energy to consumers.
Moreover, the expanding energy storage and sector coupling domains will boost related the economic development of the regions and provide job growth opportunities. By identifying the steps needed to accelerate the implementation of energy storage and sector coupling, this Transnatinal Strategic Roadmap (TSR) will enable authorities, industry, and business sector to make the right choices and secure to the citizens the energy they need.
Vision of the strategic transnational roadmap
This roadmap envisions for the cities of the Danube Region a trajectory where energy storage and sector coupling increases reliable, affordable, and green electrification as well as substitution of fossil fuels by renewable gases and liquid fuels.
Objectives of the strategic transnational roadmap
Main drivers of CSSC development
Challenges of current energy systems in the project regions
Challenges posed by the energy related policy frameworks in the Danube regions
Priority areas and policy recommendations