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Synergies between European and national strategies for energy

Objective



Objectives

The objective of the Senser project is to provide a full review and comparison of energy RTD strategies in all countries of the EU, and to analyse the synergies between the national and EU-level RTD programmes. The project will assemble a data and information base, from which key indicators will be developed to advise EU policy makers on four principal issues:

1. Evaluation and Monitoring of RTD
A review of methodologies used in member states will be carried out to characterise the results, progress and evolution of RTD-programmes. Recommendations will be made for a method appropriate to the EU level.
2. Technology Characterisation and Foresight
A critical review will be made of national approaches, including the use of (EU) models and scenarios. Advise will be presented on a methodology suitable for application at EU level.

3. Analysis of Factors Driving Energy Markets
A review of changes affecting energy markets at national and EU level will be presented. An analysis will be made on the effects of these changes on the decision criteria of main actors and on the implications for the market potential of the relevant technologies.

4. Targets for EU Intervention
A database of national RTD activities will be compiled (content, expenditures, objectives) and used to identify areas of common interest across the EU.


Technical Approach

The project will be carried out by 15 national energy agencies spread over the EU and institutionalised in the so called EnR network.
The work programme has been divided into four topic areas which correspond to the four objectives listed above. Each topic area will be the responsibility of a Topic Leader. These leaders form the Project Steering Group.


Expected Achievements and Exploitation

The principal benefit of this project will be the more efficient allocation of EU resources for energy RTD. The project will build on the work carried out in other projects funded by the EU. Data from the different sources available will be compiled together in a coherent manner, to provide an integrated information base for decision makers.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Energie en Milieu
Address
61,Sint Jacobsstraat
3511 BP Utrecht
Netherlands

Participants (15)

AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC
United Kingdom
Address
329,Harwell 329
OX11 0QJ Didcot,harwell,chilton
Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie
France
Address
27,Rue Louis Vicat 27
75737 Paris
Centre for Renewable Energy Sources
Greece
Address
Marathonos Avenue, Km. 19
19009 Pikermi
Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnolgicas
Spain
Address
22,Avenida Complutense
28040 Madrid
Centro para a Conservaçào de Energia
Portugal
Address
Estrada De Alfragide
2720 Alfragide
ENTERPRISE IRELAND - (TRADING AS MATERIALS IRELAND)
Ireland
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Energieverwertungsagentur - Verein zur Förderung der Sinnvollen Verwertung von Energie
Austria
Address

Wien
Energy Centre Denmark
Denmark
Address
Gregersenvej
2630 Taastrup - København
Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie l'Energia e l'Ambiente (ENEA)
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Roma
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Germany
Address
Leo-brandt-strasse
52425 Jülich
Institut Wallon de Développement Economique et Social et d'Aménagement du Territoire
Belgium
Address
4,Boulevard Frères Orban
5000 Namur
Institute for Energy Technology
Norway
Address

2007 Kjeller
Swedish National Board for Industrialand Technical Development
Sweden
Address
32,Liljeholmsvägen
117 86 Stockholm
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Kemistintie 3
02044 Espoo
VITO - Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek NV
Belgium
Address
200,Boeretang
2400 Mol