Europacable welcomes ETIP SNET R&I Roadmap

Europacable welcomes the publication of the “European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition”  (ETIP SNET) 10 year Research & Innovation (R&I) Roadmap 2017-26.

The roadmap outlines the long term key priorities to enable the transition towards a reliable and sustainable European electricity system with very high shares of renewables. It estimates that 2.5 billion euros investments in R&I are needed over the next 10 years to help manage Europe’s Energy Transition as a system. One of the prioritised topics is the modernisation of networks in which cables will play a central role.

The new  Roadmap provides a system view to the entire energy transition by addressing a scope larger than smart electricity grids: It also encompasses interactions with the gas and heat networks and focuses on integration of all flexibility solutions into the power system, including energy storage technologies.The full implementation of all R&I activities is estimated at 2.5 billion euros needed to finance innovation over the next decade both for transmission and distribution systems, and to be co-financed from the public and private sector. The RD&I priorities defined in the Roadmap are organised in clusters and functional objectives. The clusters give an indication of the prioritised topics including the modernisation of the network.

The ETIP SNET Roadmap is available for download here.