Reports

Aiming High

Aiming High

Rewarding Ambition in Wind Energy

November 2015

Wind energy already plays a significant role in the European power sector. In 2014, the wind industry installed 11,791 MW in the EU - more than gas and coal combined. Today wind energy can meet 10.2% of Europe’s electricity demand with a cumulative capacity of 128.8 GW at the end of 2014.

Wind Energy Scenarios for 2030

Wind Energy Scenarios for 2030

September 2015

Recent regulatory and economic developments in the EU have significantly changed the wind energy perspective for the next 15 years. In light of uncertain governance towards achieving EU climate and energy binding targets, EWEA updated the European wind energy industry’s vision to 2030. 

Economic grid support services by wind and solar PV

Economic grid support services by wind and solar PV

A review of system needs, technology options, economic benefits and suitable market mechanisms

September 2014

REserviceS was the first project to investigate wind and solar based grid support services at EU level. It provides technical and economic recommendations for the design of a European market for grid support services, as well as for future Network Codes within the Third Liberalisation Package.

Wind energy scenarios for 2020

Wind energy scenarios for 2020

July 2014

EWEA's previous wind energy scenarios were published in 2009 ("Pure Power 2") following the adoption of the EU's Renewable Energy Directive. They were subsequently re-published in 2011 ("Pure Power 3"). The scenarios looked at both annual and cumulative installations and included a country breakdown for 2020, but not for intermediate years. The headline figure was 230 GW (of which 40 GW offshore) producing 581 TWh of electricity, meeting 15.7% of electricity consumption. EU electricity consumption for 2020 was projected to be  3,689.5 TWh.

EWEA Annual Report 2013

EWEA Annual Report 2013

Building a stable future

June 2014

EWEA saw some significant developments in 2013 with Thomas Becker becoming its new CEO, and Andrew Garrad the new President. The association developed a new strategy in order to reflect the changing nature and situation of the European wind industry, and to turn EWEA into a stronger industry association. Read the 2013 Annual Report to find out more about EWEA’s new strategic framework, its services to members and the work undertaken to make it one of the most influential industry associations in Brussels.

Saving water with wind energy

Saving water with wind energy

June 2014

Water is a precondition for life, an indispensable resource for the economy, and it plays a fundamental role for the climate. Each EU citizen consumes 4,815 litres of water per day on average, including direct water use (household consumption) and indirect water use (water required to produce industrial and agricultural products) (Vanham & Bidoglio, 2013). All these uses include energy production.

Strategic Research Agenda / Market Deployment Strategy

Strategic Research Agenda / Market Deployment Strategy

(SRA/MDS)

March 2014

In 2013 the wind energy sector reached 117 GW of installed capacity in Europe, and would, in a normal wind year, produce 257 TWh of electricity, enough to cover 8% of the EU’s electricity consumption.

Avoiding fossil fuel costs with wind energy

Avoiding fossil fuel costs with wind energy

March 2014

During 2011 Europe spent €406 billion (bn) on importing fossil fuels rising to €545 bn in 2012. This is around three times more than the cost of the Greek bailout up to 2013. Europe imports over half its energy in the form of fossil fuels, resulting in exposure to volatile fossil fuel prices.

Where's the money coming from?

Where's the money coming from?

Financing offshore wind farms

November 2013

The European offshore wind energy industry needs to attract between €90 billion and €123 billion by 2020 to meet its deployment target of 40 GW.

TWENTIES project

TWENTIES project

Final report

October 2013

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.

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.