This year in July, the European Commission published a proposal to revise the Renewable Energy Directive. As part of the package “Delivering on the European Green Deal”, the Commission is seeking to accelerate the take-up of renewables in the EU to make a decisive contribution to its ambition of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 – and ultimately becoming climate neutral by 2050. Building on the Directive 2018/2001/EU, the new proposal increases the current EU-level target of ‘at least 32%’ of renewable energy sources in the overall energy mix to at least 40% by 2030, which represents doubling the current renewables share of 19.7% in just a decade.
X-FLEX project results support the EU’s key 2030 target to improve the carbon footprint of the European electricity system and achieve energy and climate change policy goals. Project actions are aligned with the Renewable Energy Directive by cutting greenhouse gas emissions as well as increasing renewable energy capacity into the European electricity grid to achieve a new proposed target for the 2030 year determined by EC in July this year. In addition, X-FLEX supports a roadmap towards low-emission mobility and provide an innovative approach to electrification and adding flexibility for the energy system in focus of the revised Directive with its use of novel market mechanisms and uptake of renewables, storage and electromobility into the grid.
X-FLEX solutions contribute to achieving these new proposed targets by 28% increase of renewable energy into the distribution grid of the four project pilot sites by the end of the project in 2023, with projected increase of 50% five years after the commercialisation of the products. X-FLEX foresees increase the RES capacity by 3,578 MW in the three pilot countries over the next five years of the project. According to an increased RES capacity of 3,578 MW, it is estimated that X-FLEX will enable the reduction of 2533 Tn CO2/MWh emissions.
X-FLEX predicts to increase the RES production in the three pilot countries by 6,992 GWh over the next five years of the project. This increase in the RES production will entail a reduction of 5 MTn CO2eq of CO2 emissions in the pilot countries after the commercialisation of the X-FLEX solution.
(Text by Blueprint Energy Solutions GmbH)