28 April 2016, Copenhagen
Stagnating research and innovation (R&I) funding in Europe and in many European member states requires strong ties amongst all wind energy stakeholders. WindEurope CPO Kristian Ruby thus stressed the importance of a fruitful collaboration between EERA and WindEurope in ETIPWind.
ETIPWind operates as the interface between WindEurope and EERA JPWIND following the common goal of creating a platform where academia and industry meet to formulate strategies together. Mr Ruby also presented the preliminary ETIPWind priorities as formulated by the ETIPWind Advisory Group. These include:
- Grid systems, infrastructure and integration
- Operation & maintenance
- Offshore balance of plant
Discussions on the priorities with representatives of the European Commission will continue on 3 June at the ETIPWind Workshop in Brussels.