Paris Agreement Compatible Scenarios for Energy Infrastructure



The PAC project – “Paris Agreement Compatible Scenarios for Energy Infrastructure”– has been established to develop a future energy scenario for Europe which is compatible with the Paris Agreement. The scenario, under development by civil society organisations, shall guide European energy infrastructure planning and help to ensure that we are planning and building the infrastructure necessary for a future low carbon, renewables-based energy system.

The PAC scenario will be guided by three goals:

  • A 65% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
  • Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040
  • 100% renewables in Europe by 2040 in all sectors


Pathways to optimising energy and empowering nature - PAC at RGI/IUCN annual conference

The PAC project at COP26 in Glasgow

PAC is back! Consortium re-joins forces to launch PAC 2.0

Our Workshops

Modellers' Exchange Workshop - ‘‘Accelerating full decarbonisation: Resource optimisation in energy infrastructure planning’’

On 2nd February 2022, RGI will host a modellers’ exchange workshop contributing to a better understanding of the effects related to the implementation...

Fourth Modellers' Exchange Workshop

The fourth workshop in the Modellers' Exchange series focussed on the question: How can distribution grids be represented in energy system planning?

Fourth Scenario Workshop

At the fourth PAC scenario workshop, CAN Europe and EEB presented key findings and gaps of the PAC scenario. The workshop collected members’ and...

Third Scenario Workshop

The third PAC scenario workshop continued developing civil society's priorities for a net-zero emissions world. We sought to wrap up, forge consensus...

Laurent Schmitt, ENTSO-e Secretary-General, on the importance of the PAC project for the TYNDP scenario building process

We asked Laurent Schmitt, Secretary-General of ENTSO-e about the importance of the PAC project for the TYNDP process, stakeholder-consultation for scenario-building and the future of the PAC project in the context of decarbonisation of the EU economy.

Claude Turmes, Luxembourgish Minister for Energy and Minister for Spatial Planning and MEP, on planning for an energy system based on renewables

The message was recorded on the occasion of the ENTSO-E 10 Year Anniversary Conference 2019.

This project has been financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action with two rounds of grants realised in the timeframe of: 2018-2020 and 2021-2024.