The challenge for the decades ahead is to make our energy supply sustainable and at the same time keep it affordable and reliable. Dutch Energy and climate policies are being shaped increasingly by the European policy context and in north-western Europe there is growing integration of energy infrastructure. At CE Delft the sector Energy supply is geared entirely to this transition, which comprises the following key elements:
As an independent agency with a wealth of experience, CE Delft gives its clients insight into tangibly foreseeable and potential developments in the broad field of energy supply, at the local, national and international level. With our in-depth knowledge of policies and European, national and local energy scenarios, we are fully conversant with the impacts and barriers at play in the coming transition. Among the issues involved are the speed with which changes to production facilities can be realistically implemented, the effectiveness of the EU ETS, the role and impact of electric transport and the availability of sufficient (sustainably produced) biomass. In addition, we have all the right expertise and tools for robustly analysing the impacts of the coming transition, including life cycle assessment, (economic) modelling of generating technologies and social cost-benefit analyses, on the costs and benefits of smart grids, for example.