EWEA coordinates and participates in long-term projects, funded by the EU, that examine technical areas relevant to the wind industry. Partners in these projects include universities, European associations, wind energy companies – from manufacturers to consultancies – and utilities.
EWEA is currently involved in six EU-funded projects:
Twenties is a grids project that looks into how to operate grid systems with large amounts of wind and other renewables. It is the largest renewable energy project ever funded by the EU.
REserviceS will develop a reference basis and policy guidelines for future network codes and market design in the area of ancillary services from variable renewables. It is funded by the Intelligent Energy - Europe programme and EWEA is the coordinator.
The "Technology platform Operational Programme Wind" (TOP Wind) is an EU funded project under FP7. It is the follow-up to the Windsec project and aims at ensuring the proper functioning of the European Wind Energy Technology Platform (TPWind). TOP Wind will play an essential role for the achievement of TPWind goals.
EERA-DTOC stands for the European Energy Research Alliance - Design Tool for Offshore Wind Farm Cluster. The project is funded by the EU - Seventh Framework Programme - and is coordinated by the Technical University of Denmark - DTU Wind Energy. The concept of the EERA-DTOC project is to combine gained expertise in a common integrated software tool for the optimised design of offshore wind farms and wind farm clusters acting as wind power plants.
e-Highway2050 aims at developing a methodology to support the planning of the Pan-European Transmission Network, focusing on 2020 to 2050, to ensure the reliable delivery of renewable electricity and pan-European market integration.
The INNWIND.EU project focuses on innovative wind conversion systems (10-20MW) for offshore applications. The overall objectives are the high performance innovative design of a beyond-state-of-the-art 10-20MW offshore wind turbine and hardware demonstrators of some of the critical components.