Future discourse: Energy and agricultural turnaround in one area? Modeling of future land use with the software 100prosim

Helena Karatassios, Theresa Gothe, Anne Schierenbeck


The transformation of an energy system is complex and requires not only technical measures, innovation and changes in lifestyle, but also increasing agricultural land use, especially for the construction of wind turbines or solar panels. Land use for biofuel cultivation is also relevant. Participants in transdisciplinary workshops use the simulation tool 100prosim to create and discuss their new energy scenario and learn about the complexity and requirements of the energy transitions regarding land use for renewable energy. The goal is to create an energy system that is supplied completely through renewable energy, while maintaining the balance between consumption and production. The focus is not on economic but on ecological factors and those related to land use. The holistic view of the tool and the visualization make it possible for participants to get an idea of the size and use of the energy production areas planned. Consequently, participants can identify possible conflicts of use, such as feed production and food security, to be discussed as a basic requirement for determining space for opportunities and a desirable optimum.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18461/pfsd.2021.2118

ISSN 2194-511X


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