CESSA (Coordinating European Security of Supply Activities)

Short Description: CESSA (Coordinating European Security of Supply Activities)


The CESSA research programme was financed by the European Union (EC, DG Research) under the Sixth RTD Framework Programme. The main research objectives were to study the Economics and policy interfaces for gas and nuclear in the context of energy security of supply and a future hydrogen economy:

  • Analysing economic mechanisms and assessing policy governance aspects of European energy policy
  • Identifying barriers, prospects, policy issues and comparing with existing studies

Recommending measures to be taken at European level and elaborating it through consensus among academics and stakeholders. CESSA was coordinated by Armines – Ecole Des Mines, Paris. EPRG research focused on Nuclear Energy and Security of Supply. Other partners included DIW Berlin (on gas), University Pontifica Comillas (hydrogen) and University Paris Sud (security of supply). The research was written up and published as Security Of Energy Supply In Europe (Eds François Lévêque, Jean-Michel Glachant, Julián Barquín, Christian von Hirschhausen, Franziska Holz, and William J. Nuttall) in July 2010. The e-book went on-line in November 2010


Amount Awarded: £61,392 (EU)

Duration: 2007-2009

EPRG Participants: David Newbery, William Nuttall, John Ash, Raphael Heffron

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