E2S – Germany: Investment Decision Model
This model was developed to evaluate the realization potential of political framework conditions concerning the energy system. The model calculates the explorative development of the German energy system. The main questions that are addressed by the model are: Which group of investors is willing to invest under given framework conditions in which technology? At which location will the technology be built and how will these developments affect the future system? The model also considers if the resulting system is realistic in terms of ensuring system stability. For example: can the system deal with a high wind penetration in the north of Germany or do grid constraints limit the necessary electricity flow? In conclusion, the model, E2S is able to show if the investment decision of various stakeholders is system compatible or if there is a necessity to change the current framework conditions to avoid a certain development.