EU-DEEP: The birth of a European distributed energy partnership
41 European organizations from 9 countries of the European Union, 5 accessing states and Turkey are part of the consortium of EU-DEEP, an ambitious initiative funded under the 6th Framework Programme (6FP) of the European Commission.
EU-DEEP aims to speed up the large-scale implementation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in Europe. An energy resource is known as "distributed" when it provides energy close to the point of consumption. This approach is basically different from the traditional model of centralized production of electricity containing large power plants (thermal or nuclear), far from most consumption areas and requiring important infrastructures for the transport and distribution of the electrical energy.
The widespread development of DER in Europe faces three major barriers related with technology, market and regulation. The challenge EU-DEEP had during the last five years and a half was to overcome them.
Project achievements will be explained in detail in Brussels on 22th June 2009 during a public conference, where both a new website for disseminating the results of the project and a European Competence Group will be presented to continue implementing the DER stimulation beyond the end of the project.
PRESSENSAVE will assist EU-DEEP Project Public conclusions conference, offering to those who could not attend the event the possibility of following it through an online webinar facility. Discover the Webinar facility.
Further information about EU-DEEP project: http://www.eu-deep.com/