Name of the study Untersuchungen zur Energiestrategie Brandenburgs
Author, Institution Elisa Gaudchau, Birgit Schachler, Berit Müller, Reiner Lemoine Institut
Client Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen (Landesverband Brandenburg)
Source of funding private
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Citation doi -
Aim a sustainable energy supply in Brandenburg
New aspects -
Spatial / Geographical coverage the german federal states Berlin and Brandenburg
Time frame 2030
target year
transformation path
Modeled energy sectors electricity, heat
Modeled demand sectors households, industry, commercial sector
Economic (behavioural) rationale single fictive decision-maker with perfect knowledge (perfect foresight optimization)
Technologies included PV, wind, biomass, biogas, solar thermal, renewables others text, gas, coal, oil, CHP, electricity, gas, heat
Economic focuses included -
Social focuses included -
Endogenous variables usage of powerplants, import, export (timeseries)
Technologies included hour
Exogenous time series used climate, load-curves
Technical data + usage e.g. demand:
Social data -
Economical data -
Ecological data CO2 emissions of the transformer/fuels (CO2-emissions are limited with the political goal)
Pre-Processing demand data from 2010 is scaled with expacted demand in 2030 (own assumptions contrary to ES2030) (more pre-processing described in study)
Name of the Scenario appBBB_gruene2030
Energy savings13% until 2030
Potential energy savingnot estimated
Emission reductions78% until 2030
Share RE (heat sector)not estimated
Share RE (mobility sector)not estimated
Share RE (power sector)not estimated
Share RE (total energy supply)not estimated
Cost development capex, opex, constant
Technological innovations spread of electromobility, heat pumps and solar thermal heat;
Potential wind other, potential wind other text
Potential solar electric potential solar electric other text
Potential solar thermal potential solar thermal other text
Potential biomass potential biomass other text
Potential geothermal other, potential geothermal othertext
Potential hydro power -
Social developement -
Economic development 20 TWh export
Development of environmental aspects -
Further assumptions for post-processing
Uncertainty assessment -
Robustness multiple simulations with similar input data
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Conclusions With the new assumptions for energy savings and export, which seem to be more realistic, Brandenburg has lots of not needed power capacities. The authors advise the shutdown of the lignite power plants.

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