What is EERA?
The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) is Europe’s technology response to the pressing challenges of meeting its targets on greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy and energy efficiency over the coming decades.
The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is an alliance of European public research centres and universities. It is one of the cornerstones of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan. EERA brings together more than 150 research centres and universities. Actively working together on 17 joint research programmes, they build on national research initiatives. In a Joint Programme a research organisation join institutions in other European countries on shared priority setting and research projects.
Joint Programme on Energy Storage (JP ES)
As Europe moves towards a greater share of energy generated by renewable energy sources such as wind power and solar photovoltaic (PV), our energy systems will require a greater degree of flexibility to adjust for the fluctuations in energy production. Energy storage is – in combination with other technologies – well suited to respond to this challenge and ensure a continued security of energy supply at any time.
The EERA Joint programme for Energy Storage is the first pan-European programme to bring together all major fields of energy storage research. JPES therefore represents a unique opportunity to align research and development activities in the field.