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Information about NER 300 projects

2016 public fact sheets


Past events and dissemination activities

NER 300 Annual Information Event 2017

The fourth annual information event of the NER 300 programme took place on 15 December 2017 in Brussels. The event was split into a public morning session on "Financing opportunities for low-carbon demonstration projects" and afternoon session for NER 300 project sponsors and the national contact points from EU Member States.

Peter Wehrheim (Head of Unit, DG CLIMA) opened the morning session and welcomed the participants. He gave an overview of the general EU Climate and Energy Framework and the current progress towards the 2030 climate targets. Petra Sarapatkova (DG CLIMA) explained briefly the financing opportunities stemming from NER300 unspent funds. Christos Smyrnakis (EIB) presented the InnovFin Energy Demonstration Projects instrument, which provides loans, loan guarantees or equity-type financing to innovative demonstration projects in the fields of energy. Stefan Klett (Veja Mate) presented the Veja Mate project, an offshore wind farm in the North Sea, supported by NER 300. The wind farm entered into operation during 2017 and will supply green electricity enough to cover the consumption of 400 000 households. Stefan Klett outlined the key milestones of the project and the main challenges that had to be overcome during planning and construction. Rob van der Meij (Capricorn Venture Partners) shared his reflections on the role of venture capital for innovative technologies. He highlighted the fact that venture capitalists invest in order to sell and not to operate a project or technology. In his view, the main elements that are needed in order to create an environment that supports venture capital investments in low-carbon energy technologies are: a stable and reliable regulatory framework regulatory, enabling infrastructure and a strong carbon price. The morning concluded with discussion with all participants.

In the afternoon, the closed session informed the NER 300 community about the current state-of-play of the programme and outline the future milestones. Administrative matters were also discussed. The session started with the highlights from the Austrian wind project Handalm optimised for mountainous areas presented by Christopher Lamport (BMLFUW) which also entered into operation in 2017. The project (a 39 MW windfarm at an altitude of about 1800 m) successfully overcame several challenges: the need for a long cable connection given its remote location, difficult terrain for installation and rough weather conditions. Project sponsors and national contact points gave an update of the current status of their projects. Next, the projects shared knowledge on three important topics: permitting, reaching FID, involvement of local stakeholders. Tobias Griesshaber (NordseeOne project), Venizelos Efthymiou and Mathias Wiemann (both EOS Green Energy) shared experiences from their projects. Andreas Uihlein (DG JRC) presented the current knowledge sharing and dissemination activities and the future approach on how to include non-NER 300 projects in the knowledge sharing facility of NER 300. Peter Wehrheim (DG CLIMA) closed the event and reminded everyone of the most important deadlines.

POWER-GEN Europe 2017

POWER-GEN Europe is Europe’s largest event dedicated to power generation. This year, POWER-GEN Europe took place from 27 to 29 June in Cologne, Germany. An overview of the NER 300 programme was given during the Session "Technology for Sustainability" on Thursday, 29 June (11:00-12:30).

In addition, a session on NER 300 took place in the presentation theatre in the exhibition area. The session introduced the NER 300 programme and its current state-of-play. Highlights from funded projects were presented and experiences have been shared with the audience. The event concluded with a panel discussion on the key findings and experiences of the NER 300 programme, as well as challenges and opportunities identified. Please find the presentations of the event here:

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017

A dedicated side event on NER 300 has been organised on 22 June during the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017. More information about the session is available here. Please find the presentations of the event below:

EU Green Week 2017

The NER 300 programme and highlights from funded project were presented on 31 May during the EU Green Jobs Summit of the Green Week. More details can be found here: Vincenzo Emma from e-distribuzione presented the Puglia Active Network project. The presentations are available below:

There is also a video about the Puglia Active Network project available here.

Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT 2017)

The NER 300 floating wind projects have been presented during FOWT 2017 in Marseille (15-16 March 2017). The presentation is available here.

SET-Plan conference Bratislava (2016)

DG JRC and DG CLIMA have co-organised a side event on the NER 300 programme during the SET Plan – Central European Energy Conference X on 30 November 2016. The event was held during Slovakia’s EU Council Presidency and created an international platform for open discussion on the most important issues regarding current EU energy as well as research and innovation policy between stakeholders.

Wind Europe Summit 2016

The JRC and project sponsors presented wind energy projects funded under the NER 300 programme at the Wind Europe Summit 2016 in Hamburg. Find more information about the event here.

Other past events

More information about other past events can be found here.


Knowledge sharing documents

Please find below the documents and templates for the knowledge sharing aspects of the NER 300 programme. Background information about legislation, and templates for the annual payment request and the annual reporting are available here.

Knowledge sharing methodology

Knowledge sharing requirements are built into the legal basis of the NER 300 programme as a critical tool to lower risks in bridging the transition to large-scale deployment. Projects have to submit annually to the European Commission relevant knowledge gained. The European Commission assesses the relevant knowledge with a view to establishing whether the project has adequately complied with its obligations. This report presents the methodology for the assessment of knowledge sharing obligations.

After projects have submitted their knowledge, the European Commission assesses the relevant knowledge, aggregates and disseminates it. This report presents the methodology for the aggregation of relevant knowledge.

Knowledge sharing templates

Together with the projects, the European Commission has developed knowledge collection forms that are used when submitting relevant knowledge.

RES relevant knowledge collection forms

CCS relevant knowledge collection forms

Visual element, logo, presentation template

For the preparation of presentations and videos please indicate that your project has been supported by the European Union under its NER 300 Programme, showing at least the EU flag (and the NER 300 logo if possible):

Other documents

The following information can be found on the website of DG CLIMA:

  • Legislative documents,
  • EIB monetisation reports
  • Guidance documents
  • Templates related to annual reporting and payment requests