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NER 300 - A funding programme for innovative low-carbon demonstration projects

DG JRC and DG CLIMA are co-organising a side event about the NER 300 programme during SET Plan – Central European Energy Conference X on 30 November 2016 (10:00 – 11:30).

  • Event date: November 30, 2016
  • Posted on: 19.10.2016
  • Bratislava,
  • Slovakia

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Contact: Andreas Uihlein, JRC-NER300@ec.europa.eu

The overall aim of the workshop is to provide an overview of the current state of the NER 300 programme. Experiences from funded projects will be shared with the audience and a panel will discuss challenges and opportunities identified. The goals of the session - corresponding to the objectives of the NER 300 programme – are to raise awareness about the Commission's efforts to accelerate the deployment of CCS and/or innovative RES, to increase the undertaking of, and confidence in, CCS and/or RES by the wider public, to maintain a competitive market for the post-demonstration deployment of CCS and/or RES technologies; and to highlight the expected benefits for the European energy system from the development of innovative energy technologies, funded by NER 300.

The expected target audience is the European energy technology stakeholders from industry, research, government, NGO and other interest groups and associations along the whole RES and/or CCS research and innovation chain.


NER 300 is one of the world's largest funding programmes for highly innovative low-carbon energy demonstration projects, although it is not funded by the EU budget but by resources coming from the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). The programme is conceived as a catalyst for the demonstration of environmentally safe carbon capture and storage (CCS) and innovative renewable energy (RES) technologies on a commercial scale within the European Union. NER 300 awarded €2.1bn in total to 38 projects in 19 EU Member States (37 renewable energy projects and 1 CCS project), which will leverage roughly €2.7bn of private investments.

The legal basis of the NER 300 programme includes strong requirements for knowledge sharing, which oblige projects to share relevant knowledge gained during their implementation. Knowledge sharing is a critical tool to lower risks in bridging the transition to large-scale production of innovative renewable energy and CCS deployment in the European Union.

S&T field/scope: Energy | Affilation and Pillar: Energy and Bio Economy | Geographical focus: H2020 eligible countries, Western Balkans, Danube Region, EU Member States, Central, East and Southeast Europe, Accession countries, Neigbourhood Countries, Austria, Baden Württemberg, Bavaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Ukraine, International/Other

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