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Europe’s energy challenge


The EU’s Energy Union strategy is built on 5 dimensions:

Security, solidarity and trust

The full integration of the internal energy market

Energy efficiency

Climate action – decarbonising the economy

Research, innovation and competitiveness


Europe’s energy transition is key to the European and global goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and keeping global temperature increases below 2°C. To ensure this, more renewable and other carbon-neutral energy sources will be introduced into Europe’s electricity, heating and cooling, and transport systems.

The energy networks, especially stronger and smarter electricity grids interfaced with heating, gas and transport networks, play a key role in the energy transition while supporting security of supply and affordability.

ETIP SNET aims to make sure Europe’s Research and Innovation facilitates all energy customers and market actors to rely on optimally integrated networks, systems and markets.

Europe’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan):


· Brings an answer to the 5th dimension of the Energy Union.

· Has 10 Key Actions identified in September 2015 that address the whole innovation chain, from basic research to market uptake.

ETIP SNET will support in particular the Key Action n°4 “Increase the resilience, security and smartness of the energy system” that addresses the technical challenges raised by the transformation of the energy system.

Learn more about the SET Plan here: