ETIP-HYDROPOWER aims to build on the extensive consultation programme established in the Hydropower Europe Forum (from 2018 to 2022) and to integrate the previously developed Research and Innovation Agenda (RIA) as well as a Strategic Industry Roadmap (SIR) into the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan roadmap establishing links with national authorities. This will lead to the consolidation of its strong networks into a sustainable association serving not only the hydropower sector but the whole renewable energy sector contributing towards the European Green Deal.

Built on the more than 600 stakeholders representing all sectors, who actively participated through the Hydropower Europe Forum, ETIP HYDROPOWER aims to further align and coordinate the industry RIA and SIR strategies to provide consensus-based strategic advice to the SET Plan covering analysis of market opportunities and R&I funding needs, biodiversity protection and ecological continuity. Another goal is, in one with Europe and the latest EU climate and energy-related policies, to deepen the understanding of innovation barriers and exploitation of research results.

EUREC role: administrative coordinator