SPEAR - Strategic Penetration and Adoption of Renewables

  • Meyer, Niels I (Project Manager)
  • Levin-Jensen, Anna Karina M. (Project Participant)
  • Bess, Mike (Project Participant)
  • Bollinger, Philippe (Project Participant)
  • Gibson, Robert (Project Participant)
  • Foye, Lawrence (Project Participant)
  • Bräuer, Wolfgang (Project Participant)
  • Vögele, Stefan (Project Participant)
  • Diepstraten, Frans (Project Participant)
  • Perrells, Adriaan (Project Participant)
  • Conlan, Frank (Project Participant)
  • Borgan, Mike (Project Participant)

    Project Details


    The SPEAR Project has developed a methodology for regional integration of renewable energy. SPEAR partners in Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark have worked with a varity of local counterparts, ranging from municipalities to regional development bodies, from utilites to county councils to set out integrated renewable energy plans addressing local needs and concerns. The SPEAR Project has provided a synthesis of options and methodologies available at local levels within a number of different European political, administrative, economic and technical context.
    Each partner has used the Strategic Assessment Framework for the Implementation of Rational Energy (SAFIRE) cost-benefit model with local counterparts in their areas to develop integrated renewable energy plans to the year 2020. These plans have formed a framework for integrated planning at local and regional levels for policy makers, planners, energy specialists, and other local authorities.
    Effective start/end date01/02/199530/06/1996

    Collaborative partners

    • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
    • Q-SET Ltd. (Project partner)
    • Centro de Estudos em Economia da Energia dos Transportes e do Ambiente (Project partner)
    • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (Project partner)
    • Energy for Sustainable Development Ltd. (Project partner)
    • Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (Project partner)
    • Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (Project partner)
    • Údarás na Gaeltachta (Project partner)
    • Department of Economic Development (Project partner)
    • Western Regional Energy Agency Network (Project partner)


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