The ETIP SNET Implementation Plan (IP) 2017-2020 has just been released in
October 2017 in the frame of the European Utility Week 2017. It can be downloaded

The IP aims at listing the short-term priorities for research and innovation (R&I) in ETIP
SNET’s scope and as defined by the action 4 of the EU’s Strategic Energy Technology
Plan: Increase the resilience, security and smartness of the energy system. It is based
upon the ETIP-SNET R&I roadmap 2017-2026 which specifies the long-term R&I
activities for the evolution of the European energy system and published in January
The IP is the result of a long and comprehensive stakeholder’s consultation process as
it went through a complete review by the 200+ members of the ETIP SNET Working
groups and was adapted after a comprehensive public consultation where over 69
contributions were gathered. It makes the IP a widely recognised document by all the
European energy transition stakeholders.
It should serve as reference document for all funding organisations (EU, national,
regional and even global) as regards short term R&I priorities in the area of energy

The IP includes a total of 39 topics which are requiring dedicated R&D funding, these
are gathered in 4 main priority areas:

  1. High-renewable energy sources (RES) and empoweredend-user energy system: Governance and market design
  2. Digitalisation of the energy system
  3. Integrated grid with improved interfaces between energy system components
  4. Improved components of the energy system