TPWind & EWI

Funding wind energy R&D in Europe

Monday, 14 March
16:00 - 17:30
Room 1122, Brussels Expo

TPWind - European Wind Energy Technology Platform

Seventh Framework Programme

The European Wind Initiative (EWI) is a long-term, large-scale Programme for funding wind energy R&D in Europe, with a total budget (public and private) of € 6 bn for the 2010 – 2020 period. All relevant EU and national instruments contribute to its funding, hence making the EWI a game-changer in terms of European support to wind power.

Published by the European Commission in 2009, the EWI was officially launched in June 2010. It is rooted in the Commission’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) and is now one of the most important instruments for the support of wind energy.

The EWI was developed and is being implemented by the European Wind Energy Technology Platform (TPWind), in cooperation with EU Institutions and Member States.

This event provided participants with an update on TPWind, which selected its new members in 2010, as well as with a detailed overview of the objectives, contents and implementing mechanisms of the EWI.

Programme (download as pdf: 324kb)


Henning Kruse, TPWind Chairperson, Siemens
* Henning Kruse will also chair this workshop


An update on TPWind: renewal of the Platform and future activities (pdf: 200kb)
Filippo Gagliardi, TPWind Secretary General, EWEA


The EWI: goals, budget, implementation and next steps (pdf: 5.1mb)
Norela Constantinescu, European Commission - DG ENER, "Energy Technologies and Research Coordination" unit


The added value of the EWI for the EU wind energy industry and R&D community (pdf: 752kb)
Christian Nath, TPWind Executive Committee member, Germanischer Lloyd


The R&D challenges of the EU wind energy sector: a view from the industry (pdf: 306kb)
Henrik Stiesdal, CTO, Siemens Wind Power


Questions and answers

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