EPRS Admin By / October 20, 2021

EU27 net installed electricity production

Historical and projected EU27 net installed electricity production capacity by source (MIX55 scenario)

Figure 2 – Historical and projected EU27 net installed electricity production capacity by source (MIX55 scenario)

The main challenge before the EU energy system in the context of its deep transformation is to keep reducing GHG emissions and at the same time ensuring a secure, reliable, integrated, affordable and sustainable energy supply.
An EU decarbonisation pathway modelled in the annexed study foresees that by 2050, nearly 90 % of net installed electricity production capacity will come from renewables with over 87 % of it coming from wind (34 % onshore and 10 % offshore) and solar power (37 %) (Hoogland et al., 2021, Figures 2-6). This would double the share of renewables in power production capacity compared to actual shares in 2015 (see Figure 2.).


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