A new series of MUSTEC outputs has been launched, with the first MUSTEC Working Document for May 2020 being now available. This document summarises the main MUSTEC findings for policy makers regarding the lessons learnt and key factors affecting CSP, the cooperation mechanisms, and consequently the obstacles encountered by the cooperation mechanisms for CSP.
Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) offers flexible and decarbonised power generation and is, as a solar power-based balancing opportunity, able to contribute to the transition towards sustainable and stable future electricity systems. To have this technology available for the generation portfolio in Europe when it will be needed, certain conditions in the electricity systems have to be met.
Within the MUSTEC project, this report aims to consolidate the findings of the previous work packages and to summarize and systematize the major lessons learnt on CSP development and RES cooperation in Europe. Rather than generating new content, the report tries to synthesize and highlight the most relevant barriers and drivers for collaborative CSP deployment identified in the frame of the MUSTEC project so far, which are relevant for the possibilities for potential CSP cooperation projects in the future.
The 3rd MUSTEC Policy Brief on Policies for CSP deployment by renewable energy cooperation in the EU is now available, delving into the extent to which CSP will benefit from new measures and instruments.
Read more on the Policy Brief.
The objective of this report is twofold. On one hand, to review the current cooperative initiatives that have been launched over the past years in the European Union, study their characteristics and achievements and outline the lessons learned. On the other hand, to assess competitive dispatchable RES technologies that could be utilised for achieving high RES penetration scenarios, especially if the long-term European decarbonisation strategy for 2050 is considered.