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JRC-IDEES: Integrated Database of the European Energy Sector: Methodological note


  • Leonidas Mantzos

    (European Commission – JRC)

  • Tobias Wiesenthal

    (European Commission – JRC)

  • Nicoleta Anca Matei

    (European Commission – JRC)

  • Stephane Tchung-Ming

    (European Commission – JRC)

  • Mate Rozsai

    (European Commission – JRC)

  • Peter Russ

    (European Commission – JRC)

  • Antonio Soria Ramirez

    (European Commission – JRC)


The "Integrated Database of the European Energy Sector" (JRC-IDEES) is a one-stop data-box that incorporates in a single database all information necessary for a deep understanding of the dynamics of the European energy system, so as to better analyse the past and to create a robust basis for future policy assessments. JRC-IDEES offers a consistent set of disaggregated energy-economy-environment data, compliant with the EUROSTAT energy balances, as well as widely acknowledged data on existing technologies. It provides a plausible decomposition of energy consumption, allocating it to specific processes and end-uses. Throughout all sectors it quantifies in a vintage-specific manner the characteristics of the energy (and non-energy related) equipment in use, along with the stock's average operation, identifies different drivers and provides insights on their role by sector, fully acknowledging structural differences across countries. The complete output of JRC-IDEES is accessible to the general public, facilitating its use further by offering an inter-active visualisation tool. An iterative consultation process aims at further improving the data reliability. By making JRC-IDEES publicly available and revise it periodically in order to address experts' and stakeholders' comments, it can become a cost-free common reference point for energy futures assessments, thereby also avoiding redundant work. JRC-IDEES is developed and maintained by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.

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  • Leonidas Mantzos & Tobias Wiesenthal & Nicoleta Anca Matei & Stephane Tchung-Ming & Mate Rozsai & Peter Russ & Antonio Soria Ramirez, 2017. "JRC-IDEES: Integrated Database of the European Energy Sector: Methodological note," JRC Working Papers JRC108244, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
  • Handle: RePEc:ipt:iptwpa:jrc108244

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