WP2: This WP will answer the research question of how to design socially accepted and just future Nordic energy systems that meet the EU Green Deal. The project will build upon the collaboration between UiO-ITS and Include - Research centre for socially inclusive energy transitions particularly the PhD project of Oskar Vågerö, studying the social dimension and justice implications of energy systems modelling in a Norwegian and extend it to the Nordic region.
WP4: The work will build up on the recently granted Convergence Environment EMPOWER at the University of Oslo and link to the WP on energy systems modelling:
Energy systems modelling plays an important role in exploring possible pathways to future net-zero energy system, including mobility. While these models have high techno-economic detail, they usually do not include sustainability beyond emissions. Yet, to analyse the role of sustainable batteries in future net-zero energy systems, we need to model the life cycle impacts of batteries, the use of used batteries in other applications, and the real-life choices of consumers and producers including regulations.