ECN is the leading center for energy research and development in the Netherlands. ECN conducts technology and policy research to find solutions to meeting social needs for energy services in a safe, efficient and clean way. ECN comprises 650 staff, structured into eight business units: Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Biomass Coal & Environmental Research, Energy Efficiency Industry, Hydrogen and Clean Fossil Fuels, Energy in the Built Environment and Intelligent Grids and Policy Studies. ECN Policy studies provides advisory services in the field of policy analysis and the development of strategies for deployment of renewable energy, security of supply and liberalisation of energy markets. ECN Policy Studies has extensive knowledge of the European electricity and gas markets, including market liberalisation and regulation across. Furthermore, the unit has knowledge and experience about development of long-term scenarios and policy road maps.