Final Report - Short Version
The aim of the TWENTIES project is to advance the development and deployment of new technologies which facilitate the widespread integration of more onshore and offshore wind power into the European electricity system by 2020 and beyond.
The TWENTIES project ('Transmission system operation with a large penetration of wind and other renewable electricity sources in electricity networks using innovative tools and integrated energy solutions') was coordinated by Red Electrica de España and financed by the European Commission's seventh Framework Programme.
Emerging European wind power markets
Eastern Winds examines the frontier of wind power development in Europe. The report deals with the prospects for wind power in central and eastern Europe, tackles financing and provides an in-depth analysis of 12 emerging wind power markets. Eastern Winds is also a tool for decision-makers highlighting bottlenecks, regulatory challenges and providing policy recommendations.
Wind power research and development to 2020
"The European Wind Initiative - Wind Power Research and Development to 2020” is an updated summary of the 10 year wind energy research strategy. The pamphlet summarises the EWI implementation activities, the progress made so far and suggests funding recommendations in line with the upcoming EU Multiannual Budget 2014-2020.
A report on EU electricity market rules, which must reflect the energy generation mix of the future and help usher in a flexible power system with a large-scale uptake of wind power and other renewable energy sources.
It is the European Commission’s job to propose a seven year ‘Multiannual Financial Framework’ budget to the Council and Parliament. The current proposal stands at €1,025 billion. This represents 1% of the EU’s gross domestic product – while national budgets are around 30-40% of national GDP.
Delivering offshore electricity to the EU
Spatial planning of offshore renewable energies and electricity grid infrastructures in an integrated EU maritime policy
Thirty years growing together
2011 was the year that EWEA spearheaded the call for 2030 renewable energy targets and began to look forward to its 30th anniversary in 2012. During the last 30 years EWEA has supported the growth of Europe’s wind power industry from a marginal technology (in 1982 there was just over 100 MW of capacity in Europe) to a major industry – Europe is set to pass the 100,000 MW mark this year, providing over 6% of Europe’s electricity.
The impact of wind energy on jobs and the economy
Green Growth examines the impact of wind energy on jobs and the economy in the EU. The wind energy industry increased its contribution to the EU’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 33% between 2007 and 2010. In 2010, the industry’s growth was twice that of the EU’s GDP overall, with the sector contributing €32 billion to an EU economy in slowdown.
The coming of Europe's offshore wind energy industry
‘Wind in our Sails’ is about offshore wind energy and provides a detailed analysis of the sector’s rapidly developing supply chain.
EWEA's report shows that in 2010, wind energy avoided as much as 28% of the EU’s Kyoto emissions reduction target, and will avoid as much as 31% of the EU-wide objective by 2020.