Against the background of the shift from an "additive role" of regenerated energies to their dominance in the German energy system, many model-based scenario studies of the energy system have lately been conducted. However, these scenario analyses can hardly be compared due to differing modelling approaches, assumptions and results. In the framework of the project "Model Experiments and Comparisons Simulating Ways to a Completely Renewable Energy Supply" the range of existing know-how is systematically linked. More precisely, different groups of modellers perform experiments using their specific modelling approaches but identical boundary conditions. As a result of the conjoint pre-clarification of the research question, the framework assumptions as well as a common data set and presentation of results, the central barriers which hampered the comparability and quality assurance of scenario results so far can be tackled and resolved.
In particular, the following targets are being pursued: