WindEurope CPO Kristian Ruby
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 JP WIND 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.
- Grid systems, infrastructure and integration;
- Operation & maintenance;
- Industrialisation; and
- 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.