According to the European Commission’s Long Term Decarbonisation Strategy, Europe will need between 700 and 1,200 GW by 2050 in which 250 GW may be Offshore Wind according to the reports Offshore Wind Outlook 2019 from IEA (International Energy Agency) and Our energy, our future – How offshore wind will help Europe go carbon-neutral from WindEurope.
ETIPWind supports the implementation of the European Commission’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) and the Research & Innovation Implementation Plan on Offshore Wind, to inform policy makers across Europe on the wind energy sector’s research priorities and to align wind energy research and innovation activities.
To this end ETPWind connects the entire European wind energy community, including the wind energy industry, political stakeholders and research institutions. WEAMEC participates at the ETIPWind platform and speaks for its community.
A Roadmap defined by the Wind energy community
The ETIPWind Roadmap have been built by the wind energy community (industry, political stakeholders, research institutions).
It sets out how we can target Research & Innovation to de-risk technology development and accelerate this large-scale deployment of cost-competitive wind energy and support the existing European supply chains. This Roadmap targets both Onshore and Offshore Wind.
The priorities have been built on the recommendations from the 2018 ETIPWind Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda.
The Roadmap is defined by 5 technological pillars for Research & Innovation and one pillar on Human Ressource:
For each of these 6 pillars a booklet details the identified challenges and the recommended research actions. You can access to this booklet here:
Research and Innovation priorities full table
All the identified challenges have been sorted in an interactive table by pillars, priority and term.
You can access this interactive table bellow and get the full description of each priority when selecting one.
A dedicated pillar for Floating Offshore Wind:
The ETIPWind roadmap dedicated a pillar for floating offshore wind with:
5 challenges identified as High priority:
- Lean production
- Validation of design tools
- Mooring and anchors
- Dynamic electric cables
- Control methods