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.
Spurred by a renewed interest in power storage, the JRC provided several recommendations in a recently published report on how to improve assessing the economic value of storing electricity. Drafted in cooperation with the R&D Department of Electricité de France (EDF), it presents an overview of the current research on the economic drivers or barriers for electricity storage.
The 2013 edition of the Capacities Map has been prepared by the Commission’s Strategic Energy Technologies Information System (SETIS), specifically by the Institute for Energy and Transport of the JRC. It provides an overview of the public and private RD&D investments in the SET-Plan portfolio of technologies: wind, solar (Photovoltaics and Concentrated Solar Power), electricity grids, bioenergy, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and nuclear fission.