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EERA - European Energy Research Alliance

The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is the largest energy research community in Europe. Organised in 17 Joint Research Programmes, EERA coordinates energy research to achieving more efficient and cheaper low carbon energy technologies.

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 Integrated Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan).

EERA brings together around 250 research centres and universities across 30 countries. Actively working together in 17 joint research programmes (the EERA Joint Programmes), they build on national research initiatives and work on shared priorities and research projects. The EERA Joint Programmes are aligned with the priorities for low carbon technologies defined in the EU SET-Plan.

EERA works together with industry stakeholders to coordinate research and innovation priorities. This collaboration aims to foster world-class technology and innovation in Europe’s energy sector, and to reduce the time-to-market for technologies.

The EERA Joint Programmes are important points of contact for collaboration outside Europe. EERA members regularly represent the European scientific community globally, collaborating with international partners worldwide.

EERA has fostered the creation of national energy research alliances in many countries, including the UK, The Netherlands, Spain and Belgium. These national alliances help coordinating activities at national level and within EERA.


EASE - European Association for Storage of Energy

EASE actively supports the deployment of energy storage as an indispensable instrument in order to improve the flexibility of and to deliver services to the energy system with respect to EU energy and climate policy.

The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) is the voice of the energy storage community, actively promoting the use of energy storage in Europe and worldwide.

EASE actively supports the deployment of energy storage as an indispensable instrument within the framework of the European energy and climate policy to deliver services to, and improve the flexibility of, the European energy system.

EASE seeks to build a European platform for sharing and disseminating energy storage-related information.
EASE supports the transition towards a sustainable, flexible and stable energy system in Europe.


iiESI - International Institute for Energy Systems Integration


The International Institute of Energy Systems Integration (iiESI) engaged in a variety of activities to chart the course for energy systems integration (ESI) research around the world.

ESI practitioners take a holistic view of the energy systems we use today—focusing on the combined strength of our electricity, heat, and fuels systems. Tapping into the combined strength of energy systems maximizes the value of every unit of energy we use in our water, power, and transportation infrastructures. Through collaboration and coordination, iiESI focused on the technical challenges associated with integrating multiple energy systems to enable clean, reliable, affordable energy systems worldwide.


DERlab - European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories


DERlab is an association of leading laboratories and research institutes in the field of distributed energy resources equipment and systems.

The association develops joint requirements and quality criteria for the connection and operation of distributed energy resources (DER) and strongly supports the consistent development of DER technologies.

DERlab offers testing and consulting services for distributed generation (DG) to support the transition towards more decentralised power systems.