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Coordinating energy research for a low Carbon Europe


EERA – Coordinating energy research for a low Carbon Europe

The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) contributes to coordinate a massive public research effort to develop more efficient and cheaper low carbon energy technologies. Wind turbines and solar panels, building a "smart" electricity grid, harnessing energy from the oceans and underground heat sources, as well as finding new ways to store and use energy instead of wasting it.

EERA is the public research pillar of the EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). This tightly focused strategy aims at accelerating the development and market uptake of key low carbon technologies.

Through our Joint Programmes EERA contributes to make sure that the billions of euros invested in low carbon technologies each year are spent on the best possible solutions available.

EERA participation from SINTEF Energy Research

Joint Programme Bioenergy

Joint Programme Carbon Capture and Storage and EERA-CCS

Joint Programme Economic, environmental and social impacts of Energy policies and technologies

  • Sub-programme: Public perception and engagement
  • Coordinated by Prof. Asgeir Tomasgard, NTNU, and , SINTEF Energy Research

Joint Programme Energy Storage

  • Sub-programme: Mechanical Storage (Hydro, Fly Wheels, Compressed Air)
  • Coordinator: Atle Harby , SINTEF Energy Research

Joint Programme Smart Grids

Joint Programmes Smart Cities 

  • Sub-programme: Energy-efficient interactive buildings
  • Coordinator NTNU and Ingrid Camilla Claussen , SINTEF Energy Researc

Joint Programme Wind Energy


  • Joint Programme Ocean Energy
  • Joint Programme Photovoltaic Solar Energy
  • Joint Programme Fuel Cells and Hydrogen
  • Joint Programme Shale Gas