Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation
The Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE) explores and develops strategies for the transformation of energy systems, taking into account technical, economic, ecological and social interdependencies.
Numerous questions of great public interest can only be answered using an interdisciplinary approach within energy systems analysis. This requires a simultaneous analysis of interacting technical, economic and ecological subsystems. Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK STE) takes on this challenge, focussing on the long-term supply and demand characteristics of energy systems. This requires above all a holistic, interdisciplinary approach that takes into account technically, economically, environmentally and socially relevant correlations. These include aspects related to the security of supply, economic efficiency and environmental protection. This three-fold strategy is oriented towards social and political principles such as sustainable development.