The first round of the public consultation process is dedicated to "Being n°1 in renewables" and focuses on Actions 1 and 2 of the SET Plan:
- "to sustain technological leadership by developing highly performant renewable technologies and their integration in the EU's energy system";
- "to reduce the cost of key technologies".
In order to initiate this consultation, and on the basis of the SET Plan Integrated Roadmap, the European Commission has developed Issues Papers that address the offshore wind, photovoltaic, solar thermal electricity, ocean and deep geothermal sectors. Stakeholders were invited to provide their comments on the last two issues - ocean energy and deep geothermal energy - in the form of "input papers" by Friday 17 June 2016, taking position on the proposed targets/priorities in accordance with the guidelines set out in the document in the box underneath.
On 20 May 2016 a teleconference between Member States/Associated Countries representatives, stakeholders and the European Commission took place to start the discussion of the Working Group on the implementation measures to achieve the SET Plan targets on CSP/STE.
Any SET-Plan country or stakeholder's organisation interested in joining the temporary working groups to deliver implementation plans is kindly invited to inform the SET-Plan Secretariat (SET-PLAN-SECRETARIAT@ec.europa.eu).