This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 826042.
Europe needs a rapid scale-up of wind energy to help keep global warming well below 2 °C and deliver on its Paris Climate Agreement commitments. Established in 2016 to inform research and innovation policy at European and national level, the European Technology & Innovation Platform on Wind Energy (ETIPWind) provides a public platform to wind energy stakeholders to identify priorities and foster innovations.
This EU-funded project will continue and enhance the activities and deliverables of the current ETIPWind by bringing together key stakeholders of the wind energy sector (both industry and academia). The overall aim will be to exchange best practices and highlight technological achievements to facilitate system integration in order to drive the development of wind energy and reduce costs across the supply chain.
The European Technology and Innovation Platforms (ETIPs) were created to support the implementation of the SET-Plan across Member States, industry and researchers in key sectors. They promote the market uptake of key energy technologies by pooling funding, skills, and research facilities. In particular, ETIPs support the SET Plan Research & Innovation implementation plans which lay down the priorities for the different technologies.
The current ETIPWind platform informs Research & Innovation policy at European and national level to deliver on the EU’s Climate and Energy objectives and maintain Europe’s competitive edge in wind energy. The cost of wind energy has continued to fall in recent years but European leadership is increasingly challenged by growing global competition, especially from Asia. ETIPWind interacts with the European Commission and European Parliament, the SET Plan Steering Group, other ETIPs and Member States representatives to ensure a coherent advisory framework.
The overall objective of the ETIPWind project is to continue and enhance the activities and deliverables of the current ETIPWind. The project will bring together key stakeholders of the wind energy sector (industry and academia) and the broader energy sector to assess challenges and articulate common Research & Innovation priorities. The ETIPWind project aims to inform the European Commission's SET-Plan and the Research & Innovation implementation plan on EU's Research & Innovation policy to sustain Europe's global competitive edge in wind energy and deliver on the EU's Climate and Energy targets cost-effectively.
Start date: 1 January 2019 - End date: 31 December 2021