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Energy - Gauging the effectiveness of clean and renewable alternatives
"To develop a framework for energy data that helps the EU-25 formulate strategy and policy for the reliable supply of sustainable energy"

The problem

The twin objectives of sustainability and security of supply drive European energy policy. New energy technologies will be key to achieving these objectives. However, for the purpose of supporting EU policy goals, data on new energy technologies is fragmented and insufficiently integrated with data on end-use efficiency and research expenditure. There is a need for a coordinated system to validate, organise and make accessible the data needed to underpin policies and strategies that promote renewable energy and supply security.

SRS NET & EEE  Harmonising European energy data


SRS NET & EEE responds to the need for improved energy data management by establishing a Scientific Reference System (SRS) to support policy initiatives.

The project will:

  • Validate and organise data on new energy technologies (NET) and end-user efficiency (EEE) using the best available statistical methods to ensure the reliability and accuracy of information
  • Integrate data on RTD expenditure for all energy technologies since the 1960s with other energy data
  • Construct a harmonised framework for energy data encompassing all EU-25 Member States
  • Provide a forum and decision-support system for all stakeholders.

Contribution to policy development:

  • Enhanced quality, reliability and availability of energy data will provide a better overview for policy-makers
  • Harmonised and validated data will support sustainable development policy
  • Improved data to support measures for global climate change mitigation
  • A platform to facilitate EU-25 energy policy harmonisation and promote European integration

Project deliverables

  • Methodology for data validation and data quality – Month 14
  • Energy technology data validation and synopsis – Month 34
  • Energy RTD expenditure (private and public) data – Month 34
  • Consensus building and dissemination for decision support – Month 36


  • Project website – Month 3
  • Stakeholder conference and workshops – Month 34
  • Final reports on SRS, data and energy expenditure, as well as other publications – Month 36
  • SRS web-based library and working platform for reference tables – Month 36

Technical information

Project acronym: SRS NET & EEE
Project’s official full title: Scientific Reference System on new energy technologies, energy end-use efficiency and energy RTD
Research priority: 3.2. The development of tools, indicators and operational parameters for assessing sustainable transport and energy systems performance (economic, environmental and social)
Specific webpage: Not available
Proposal/contract no: 006631
Start date: Month 1
Kick off meeting: Month 1
Completion date: Month 36
European Commission scientific officer: Pirjo-Liisa Koskimaki, and Domenico Rosetti di Valdabero,

Name: National Technical University of Athens
Abbreviated name: EPU-NTUA
Address: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
28 Oktovriou (Patision) 42
10682 Athens
Country: Greece
Tel: +30 210 7723333
Fax: +30 210 7722028


Name: Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maitrise de l'Energie
Abbreviated name: ADEME
Country: France

Name: Instytut Budownictwa, Mechanizacji i Elektryfikacji Rolnictwa
Abbreviated name: EC BREC/IBMER
Country: Poland

Name: ENEA – Ente per le Nuove Technologie l'Energia e l'Ambiente
Abbreviated name: ENEA
Country: Italy

Name: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Abbreviated name: Fraunhofer-ISI
Country: Germany

Name: Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH
Abbreviated name: FZJ
Country: Germany

Name: Interdisciplinary Centre for Technological Analysis and Forecasting
Abbreviated name: ICTAF
Country: Israel

Name: Nilsson
Abbreviated name: Nilsson
Country: Sweden

Name: Joint Research Centre
Abbreviated name: EC-JRC
Country: Italy

Name: Jozef Stefan Institute
Abbreviated name: JSI
Country: Slovenia

Name: SenterNovem
Abbreviated name: SenterNovem
Country: Netherlands

Name: Politecnico di Milano
Abbreviated name: POLIMI
Country: Italy

Name: RISØ National Laboratory
Abbreviated name: RISOE
Country: Denmark

Name: Technische Universitat Wien
Abbreviated name: EEG
Country: Austria