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The Sustainable Energy Transitions Laboratory SENTINEL

The Sustainable Energy Transitions Laboratory  – SENTINEL
PI: Gara Villalba
REFERENCE: contract 837089
PARTNERS: Aalborg University, Central European University, ETH Zürich, -university of Graz, Hertie School, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Imperial College London, Public Power Corporation, Renewables Grid Initiative, University of Piraeus Research Center, Utrecht University
WEBSITE: https://sentinel.energy
DURATION: June 2019 – May 2022
Budget: 4,898,340 €
Budget UAB: 396,380 €
Photo/picture: SENTINEL’s framework

The transition to a low-carbon energy system, as understood by the scientific and policy communities, will involve a major redesign of the energy system, primarily around renewable sources, in accordance with 2030 and 2050 targets that the European Commission has defined. SENTINEL, the Sustainable Energy Transitions Laboratory, is developing energy system modelling support for this transition.

Within SENTINEL, ICTA-UAB is the leader of WP2 ‘Social and Environmental transition constraints’, which aims to advance the state-of-the-art in modeling the social and environmental aspects of system transformations. ICTA-UAB will develop the ENVIRO module which combines the capabilities of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Multi-Scale Integrated Assessment of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism (MuSIASEM) to assess potential environmental impacts and systemic biophysical constraints of diverse future energy scenarios.