Energy transition and security


Environmental sustainability and energy security are two crucial desirable attributes of the energy systems. However, the different policy actions and strategies implementable for achieving them can be coherent or conflicting with each other, and are strictly intertwined with aspects not belonging to the technological sphere (like geopolitical events and economic crises), making the decision-making process significantly complex. In this framework, the proposed research activity aims at supporting the decision-making phase and at providing answers to urgent instances by developing and implementing holistic science-based approaches, based on ad hoc modelling techniques (including, but not limited to, simulation, optimization, agent-based ones) allowing for multi-dimensional impact assessment of alternative scenarios with different spatial (from local to supranational) and time (short, mid, long-term) granularities and for tracking – through specific performance indicators – the evolutive trajectories of the considered energy systems with respect to the set goals, making them available by means of innovative interfaces.


ERC sectors 

  • PE7_12 Electrical energy production, distribution, applications
  • PE7_2 Electrical engineering: power components and/or systems
  • PE7_3 Simulation engineering and modelling


  • Energy corridors and infrastructures
  • Geopolitical energy risk
  • Energy transition tracking
  • Electrification
  • Multi-dimensional impact assessment