The whole world is energy oriented nowadays. This topic is not that easy, it is rather a diverging issue. Countries are split between providing the required huge need of electric energy with low costs and low toxic emissions. Taking into consideration that about 196 country has signed the Paris agreement. Predominantly, this article will take electrical energy as a case study. Knowing that electric demand has been doubled since these two past decades and it is predicted to increase by 2035 to more than two thirds, is a dilemma that needs an immediate solution. For these reasons, European Union (EU) thought about establishing a huge fund to encourage an alternative solution for this issue. If we put the equation energy consumption versus low cost, low toxic emission, the only result found is renewable energy. Sustainable energies are the only third way solution, which any country could adopt.
EU has allocated about €80 billion (for the period of 6 years: 2014 until 2020) for the big program of research and creativity “Horizon 2020” just to tackle this issue. EU-Sys Flex is a major partner project that is integrated under the umbrella of Horizon 2020 funds.
What is EU-SysFlex project?
The project is first of all a major sign of pan Europeanism. This notion expresses the closeness and degree of cooperation present between European countries. The unified vision of over 15 European country (represented by 34 organization) on how to establish a low carbon energy is the core value of this program. Given that the budget of the project is €20 million, revolutionary actions are going to take place for sure. The long-term aim is to create a revolutionary climate resilience for the coming generations. Renewable Energy Schemes (RES) of the European Union are mainly creating the framework strategy for a long-term sustainable energy plan.
Thus, EU SysFlex is a narrowed plan of RES objectives. The plan, in the surface level, consists of-as its name suggests- a more flexible system of renewable energy. However, it is deeper than this. The project, initially, seeks to draw a roadmap to assimilate the culture of sustainable energy. Equally, as a basic stage the installation of a wide range of renewable energy grids through Europe. The assimilation of these grids is just a step towards a more powerful, sustained and clean production of energy. Correspondingly, the European electric system should be ready to deal with more than 50 per cent of renewable energy integration rate by 2030.
What are EU-SysFlex clear objectives?
The installation of the suitable grids
This technicality should be the first aim of the project as nothing can be done before this step. The percentage of 50 percent adaptation of renewable energy is achievable through an adaptation of new grids. These grids should go along with the new policy. Companies of renewable energy grids would be racing to show their best capacities.
The creation of new business opportunities
It is true that the project is about energy but working to enhance the employment and business and commerce sector is a plus. Another key point is that these new regulations, orientations and policies are going to be transformed into lucrative businesses.
Creating a futurist vision of smart clean and green Europe
This involves the creation of new smart grids technologies for a better adaptation of renewable energies. The electrical equipment companies and smart grids suppliers would be required to fabricate more storage components, wind turbines, solar panels (photovoltaic), capacitors and even electric cars and more. These products are to be equipped with high technological assets for a better energy management.
The long-term strategy
The establishment of EU Sysflex strategy is really going to change the map of the world. The European map and later the world are going to be altered definitively from carbon- centralized to sustainable energies- centralized. The green energies are going to play key role in the near future