With 25 million potential new EU citizens in South East Europe, who are all energy consumers, energy is one of the most complex issues which is facing the region. It has interrelated and reaching impacts on several areas, including society, the economy and the environment, particularly as South East Europe faces the imminent deregulation of the market in 2015 in a less than ideal governance environment. The South East Europe Sustainable Energy Policy (SEE SEP) programme is designed to tackle these challenges. This is a multi-country and multi-year programme which has 17 CSO partners from across the region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) and the EU. The project is financially supported by the European Commission. The contribution of the SEE SEP project will be to empower CSOs and citizens to better influence policy and practice towards a fairer, cleaner and safer energy future in SEE.
Among others, the project’s main purpose is to create an Energy Model of 2050 for each country separately, which will help respective governments in drafting long-term development strategies and plans on the basis of model scenarios developed. The 2050 South East Europe Energy Model is based on a design developed by the UK Department of Energy and Climate change, currently used in a large number of countries