Integration of large-scale wind power
The objective of the sub-programme is to promote the development of new, innovative and sustainable forms of wind energy and the integrational aspects connected to wind energy. Further the programme aims to enhance the development of Nordic R&D institutions and businesses within the wind energy field and contribute to promote the Nordic countries in a global context.
There are several areas that need more research, development and innovation connected to large-scale integration of wind energy in the Nordic region. Relevant topics are:
- Grid aspects
- Power and energy aspects
- Energy market aspects
- Operation and maintenance
- Arctic and offshore wind energy – new initiatives and methods
A call is launced in October 2009. In this programme there will be a two-stage application procedure. Key activities shall contribute to consolidate and develop the Nordic knowledge base in wind energy technologies. Approximately 30 MNOK is allocated to the call, and all projects are, based on used main instrument, requested to have minimum own and/or external funding.
In this call only Nordic user-driven research projects will be funded. Nordic user-driven research projects are projects with strong user involvement in the knowledge creation and diffusion throughout the project cycle. The rationale is that users and producers of new technologies and systems will produce effective and efficient knowledge creation, adaptation and diffusion through integrated interaction and collaboration. Nordic user-driven research projects can receive maximum 60% funding.