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The overall philosophy of several activities in GreenNet-Europe is to develop sophisticated and robust methods, analyses tools, results, recommendations and action plans tailor-made to several important target groups in the field of RES-Electricity grid and market integration under a variety of different constraints (e.g. technical, economical, legal, societal) and energy policy settings.

The portfolio of different activities in GreenNet-Europe is based on the following four major cornerstones: modelling, case study analyses, policy recommendations and dissemination.

The major product of the modelling track is the simulation software tool GreenNet-Europe, modelling dynamic time paths of least cost RES-Electricity grid and market integration in the different European countries up to the year 2020 for a variety of different parameter settings, RES-Electricity support and grid regulation policies and other regulatory constraints. In this context, an important module is the comprehensive data base on country-specific empirical data on RES-Electricity potentials and cost as well as grid-related (grid connection, grid reinforcement) and system-related cost (system balancing, adequacy and storage).

Empirical case study analyses on the economics of existing RES-Electricity projects in different European countries and electricity system configurations (UCTE-, Nordel- and UK-region) are another important cornerstone of the activities conducted in GreenNet-Europe. Moreover, case study analyses on system stability in electricity systems with increasing shares of intermittent wind generation are conducted. The synthesis of results and the derivation of best-practise criteria in several of these case study analyses are important inputs for the policy recommendation track.

Based on the synthesis of results of the modelling activities, case study analyses and stakeholder consultation activities, furthermore, tailor-made policy recommendations and action plans for several key decision makers, stakeholders and market actors in the field of RES-Electricity grid and market integration are derived.

Finally, comprehensive dissemination and networking activities are conducted utilizing several well-known dissemination channels and media as well as further events like expert discussion platforms, training workshops and summer schools are organised in order to establish a common understanding on sustainable policies favouring "green" European electricity grids.