Strategic Energy Technologies Information System

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What can I find on the SETIS site?

SETIS provides validated up-to-date information and analyses on energy technology innovation through two core activities:

- Capacities mapping: an assessment of the current public and private research and development (R&D) expenditures across the EU-27 in the 9 low-carbon technologies identified by the SET-Plan as priority: wind energy, photovoltaics, concentrating solar power, bioenergy, carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), smart grids, nuclear fission, hydrogen and fuel cells and nuclear fusion. Beyond this, the capacity mapping exercise also reports on policies, programmes and institutional R&D capacities in the energy field.

- Technology mapping: it provides key information and data on the status and prospects of low-carbon technologies with respect to EU policy goals. More
specifically, it addresses: technological state of the art and anticipated developments, market and industry status and potential, barriers, needs and synergies with other sectors. These data underpin the assessment of the effectiveness of the SET-Plan on technology development and deployment, and its impact on carbon dioxide emissions, security of supply and competitiveness.

The technology maps provide essential information used to define the "Technology roadmaps" proposed for the European Industrial Initiatives (EIIs) and prepared by the Commission, building on in-depth dialogue with industry, the Member States (Steering group on strategic energy technologies), the European Parliament, the research community and the financial actors.

A "bubble" graph gives a comprehensive overview of the status and potential of energy technologies in a time span that covers from 2010 to 2050, showing as well
the potential leverage effect of the SET-Plan.

Besides the results of these two activities the following can also be accessed on the SETIS website:

- Energy Cost Calculator: this online tool calculates the foreseen cost of energy production and CO2 emissions (direct and indirect) in 2020 and 2030. It enables
the comparative assessment of technologies for power and heat generation.

- Initiatives and consultations: SETIS provides information about the proposed 7 European Industrial Technology Initiatives, the ongoing low-carbon technology initiatives (fuel cells and hydrogen, fusion) and on the consultations with stakeholders.