The Information System for the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan)
The European Strategic Energy Technology (SET)-Plan aims to transform energy production and use in the EU with the goal of achieving EU worldwide leadership in the production of energy technological solutions capable of delivering EU 2020 and 2050 targets. The move towards a low-carbon Europe requires innovative research, effective strategic planning and an emphasis on timely and appropriate action.
Over 650 energy stakeholders and representatives of national and EU institutions from across Europe and beyond gathered on December 10th and 11th in Rome at the 7th Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) Conference co-organised by ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) and the European Commission. The conference offered the opportunity for in-depth discussions on the developments of the SET-Plan towards an Integrated Roadmap and Action Plan addressing research & innovation challenges and needs of the EU energy system.
On December 4 and 5, around 40 energy modelling experts and researchers from universities, research centres, the power industry, international organisations, and the European Commission (DGs ENER and JRC) met at the premises of the JRC Institute for Energy and Transport in Petten to present and discuss their views on the modelling of flexibility issues, the linkage of energy system models and sector-detailed energy models, the integration of high shares of variable renewable energy sources, and the representation of flexibility needs in power system models.
A Materials Information System (MIS) has been developed that provides the user with all the necessary background information on materials used in low-carbon energy technologies, as well as a comprehensive library of relevant references and literature. The goal of MIS, is to provide information about the materials used in the SET-Plan technologies