STEEM – Sustainable Transitions of European Energy Markets (2013–2017)
The STEEM project is developing and analyzing efficient ways of transforming the European energy system towards sustainability. The project addresses topical issues, such as the possible role of electricity storage as part of the electricity markets and the benefits of utilizing the heating sector as a new source of balancing the whole energy system in the presence of a large amount of variable renewable electricity. The main geographical focus of the project has been the Baltic Sea region and Central Europe. The research group has developed new models and methods to analyse these issues and contributed to development of regulation in the field, benefiting from the group’s expertise in power plant engineering, district heat engineering, electrical engineering, energy and environmental economics and systems analysis. There has been active international collaboration and researcher and visiting professor exchange within the project with especially the UK, Denmark and USA. Several project publications have received international awards and become highly cited in scientific literature. The project group has also contributed to the realization of joint Aalto Sustainable Energy M.Sc. programme.
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