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This section contains links to some of the most relevant energy-related websites, providing the reader with additional, directly-related information of high interest.

SETIS – Strategic Energy Technologies Information System

SETIS is the Information System for the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). SETIS establishes an open-access information system on energy technologies and their innovation aspects. This information is geared towards supporting effective strategic planning, monitoring and assessment of the SET-Plan.

CCS - Zero emission platform

Founded in 2005, the European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ZEP) is a unique coalition of stakeholders united in their support for CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) as a key technology for combating climate change. ZEP serves as advisor to the European Commission on the research, demonstration and deployment of CCS.

EIBI - European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative

The EIBI is one of the industrial initiatives launched under the SET Plan. It will support demonstration or reference plants for innovative bioenergy value chains which are not yet commercially available (thus excluding existing biofuels and heat & power technologies) and which could be deployed at large scale.

FCH-JU - Fuel cell and hydrogen joint undertaking

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system.

EEGI – The European Electricity Grid Initiative

The European Electricity Grid Initiative (EEGI) is one of the European Industrial Initiatives under the Strategic Energy Technologies Plan (SET-PLAN) and proposes a 9-year European research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programme to accelerate innovation and the development of the electricity networks of the future in Europe.

The programme focuses on system innovation rather than on technology innovation, and addresses the challenge of integrating new technologies under real life working conditions and validating the results.

SEII (PV- Solar) Europe Industry Initiative

The SEII (PV) is an industry-led initiative which has developed a 10 years Research, Development and Demonstration (R&D&D) roadmap for PV in Europe. The SEII is a joint initiative between the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) and the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform (EU PVTP), in collaboration with the EC and the Member States.

EII on Wind - European Industrial Initiative on wind energy

Strategic objective: to improve the competitiveness of wind energy technologies, to enable the exploitation of the offshore resources and deep waters potential, and to facilitate grid integration of wind power.

Industrial sector objective: to enable a 20% share of wind energy in the final EU electricity consumption by 2020.

Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership

The partnership proposes to pool resources to support the demonstration of energy, transport and information and communication technologies (ICT) in urban areas. The energy, transport and ICT industries are invited to work together with cities to combine their technologies to address cities' needs. This will enable innovative, integrated and efficient technologies to roll out and enter the market more easily, while placing cities at the centre of innovation.