Making smart use of complementary potentials can contribute to viable RES pathways in line with EU climate and energy goals. The RES-TMO project responds to this need by developing concepts and implementation tools to mobilize regional potentials, with the involvement of key energy stakeholders in the TMO. As research on decarbonizing energy systems in border regions such as the TMO is still scarce, findings from this project can serve as a blueprint for other European border regions.
The main project goal is to examine on several dimensions the possible synergies resulting from complementary generation, demand and storage capacities as well as cross-border energy initiatives in the tri-national TMO, with a view to making policy recommendations for using such cross-border potentials to accelerate the energy transition. The legal and regulatory, political and sociocultural framework conditions as well as the economic feasibility of an integrated RES-based energy system using cross-border potentials are investigated. On the basis of the analyses, a roadmap is developed together with key energy stakeholders in the TMO. The roadmap will consist of concepts, scenarios, tools and policy recommendations for an optimal use of complementary potentials and cross-border integration of RES in the TMO.
The five complementary building blocks of the project are: