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IRENA - Clean Energy Innovation Analysis & RE-MAP grants

This activity directly aimed at supporting the development and implementation of evidence base for R&I policies and supporting various groups of stakeholders is excluded from the delegation to Executive Agencies and will be implemented by the Commission services.

Description: Provision of enhanced technical analysis and the fostering of broader information exchange on renewable energy innovation potential and deployment opportunities to support the implementation of the EU Green-Deal and its supporting strategies for reaching net-zero emissions in the EU energy system by 2050.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has developed detailed knowledge and expertise on the status and prospects of innovative solutions for renewable energy amongst the major global players in clean energy innovation including in the EU and many EU member states. In addition, IRENA’s near-global membership of 162 countries enables the agency to convene experts and decision-makers from around the world to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and to increase collaboration.

The planned activities will leverage and allow IRENA to expand upon that expertise and its established collaborative frameworks. The activities will draw on IRENA Regional Remap analysis, including the upcoming REMap-EU, and will deepen IRENA’s work on the development, discussion and dissemination of an evidence base on innovation opportunities that can inform policy development and long-term planning including enhanced roadmaps for the pathway to the 2050 net-zero emissions goal. The expanded scope will ensure that EU specific opportunities to both learn from and share insights with countries within and outside the EU are identified as well as opportunities for EU innovations to be utilized further afield. Topics to be covered will include the following:

  • Analysis of emerging systemic innovative solutions and their deployment potential for the deep decarbonization of challenging end-use sectors including long-distance and freight transportation and energy-intensive industries.
  • Analysis of emerging systemic innovative solutions and their deployment potential for the deep decarbonization of buildings and urban environments.
  • Fostering of closer collaboration and enhanced information exchange between countries and companies, within and beyond the EU, on the topic of innovative solutions for the production and use of renewable fuels including hydrogen.
  • Fostering of closer collaboration and enhanced information exchange between countries and companies, within and beyond the EU, on the topic of making fuller use of underutilized renewable resources – including off-shore renewables and hydropower.

This grant will be awarded without a call for proposals according to Article 195(e) of the Financial Regulation and Article 20(4) of the Horizon Europe Framework Programme and Rules for Participation to the legal entity identified below as the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that include all EU Member States and the European Union as members. IRENA has been requested by its members to develop a global renewable energy roadmap (REmap), which is published yearly.

From 2016-2018, the EC supported the development of a REmap analysis for the European Union which analysis supported EU policy development as well as IRENA’s global renewables roadmap. The Remap analysis consists of a technology-rich, bottom-up analysis of renewable energy potential, cost and benefits based on country by country analysis, with a methodology that is developed within IRENA and that needs to be consistent with other IRENA analyses to contribute to the global roadmap.

This study will provide an update and extension of the 2018 EU REmap analysis. As explained above, the services can only be provided by IRENA which is therefore placed in a de facto monopoly situation under point 11 of Annex 1, Financial Regulation.