Long-term and climate protection scenarios for the transformation of the energy system in Germany

The projects are developed by Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung (ISI), Consentec GmbH, Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg GmbH (ifeu), with contributions from M-Five, Technische Universität Wien, TEP Energy GmbH and GEF Ingenieur AG.

In various scenarios, the cost-optimized development of the German energy system up to 2050 is investigated, with a special focus on the electricity sector. ifeu has contributed to scenario development and ecological assessment. Further scenarios for the ongoing project will be examined and published in the coming months.

The currently available reports (in German) can be downloaded here.


January 2015 – November 2018


German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)


Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung (ISI), Karlsruhe

Consentec GmbH, Aachen