Horizon Europe is the European Union (EU) funding programme for the period 2021 – 2027, which targets the sectors of research and innovation. The programme’s budget is around € 95.5 billion, of which € 5.4 billion is from NextGenerationEU to stimulate recovery and strengthen the EU’s resilience in the future, and € 4.5 billion is additional aid.
Proposal under this topic should develop and test models for decision makers and planners to design and evaluate energy system(s) with a high penetration of renewable energy generation in African countries through a regional approach.
A focus should be made on the introduction of clean energy technologies.
The topic is contributing to the activities of the AU-EU High Level Policy Dialog (HLPD) Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (CCSE) partnership. Current models are based on developed country standard and usage. The development of energy system models tailored to the specific African social, economic and regulatory environment is crucial for energy generation system planning and for energy policy development. Today African countries are relying heavily on developed country models and expertise.
Considerations are to be given to climate neutrality of cities and industries, using no fossil fuels. Actions should promote the highest standards of transparency in model adoption, including assumptions, architecture, code and data. The outcome of the project should be widely disseminated and all the source codes of the whole model to be open source and open access to stimulate future development. To ensure future uses, African experts in energy and in models development should be full partners in the project.
The project should identify further local training needs.
EU contribution per project: € 2,50 million
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(Publish Date: 09/02/2022-for internal use only)
European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation