On January 23rd, 2018 MUSTEC participated in the round-table discussion of the STAGE-STE workshop, organized in Brussels – Belgium. More info on the event is available here http://www.stage-ste.eu/workshop/
On January 22nd, 2018, MUSTEC project was presented by the Coordinator in ESTELA General Assembly, in the Press Club, Brussels –Belgium, among numerous stakeholders of the solar thermal electricity association. The Agenda of the event is available for download here
On October 18th, 2017, the kick off meeting of the MUSTEC project was realized in CIEMAT premises, Madrid - Spain. The day was dedicated to the launch of the technical work, with detailed presentations and discussions on the objectives and targets set under each WP, including issues of administrative nature. The event was organized back to back with the MUSTEC Stakeholders’ Consultation, held in the same premises on October 19th, where messages from the industrial and research community, as well as policy actors were conveyed.
MUSTEC combines a multidisciplinary analysis focusing on three distinct time periods, namely Past, Present and Future. The work has been structured in such a way, since only after mapping the historical background and understanding the current market conditions and policy framework, will we be able to develop possible scenarios for alternative futures.
Having depicted the Past, we proceed in the Present situation, trying to identify concrete CSP collaboration opportunities. We realize a bottom-up comprehensive analysis of alternative CSP projects with heterogeneous techno-economic configurations, locations and sizes. As a result of a comprehensive analysis of the various variables at play, a preliminary evaluation of the pros and cons of each alternative in the framework of European renewable cooperation will be carried out.
The last step of our philosophy is to propose the required policies to enable CSP projects. To this end, MUSTEC deals with the identification and description of a set of possible futures (policy pathways) for the European power system, focusing on identifying the need for flexibility to be provided by CSP traded between European countries as a function of the sum of a large number of concrete and specific near- and mid-term policy decisions on the European level and in key Member States.
MUSTEC - Market uptake of Solar Thermal Electricity through Cooperation started in October 2017, under the Coordination of CIEMAT, and is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program.