Due to ambitious targets with which every member state was faced and will continue to be faced with until 2020 in the aspect of increasing the share of energy from renewable sources in the final energy balance, the leading organisations in a given member state (including PIGEO in Poland) initiated an international project entitled "Renewable Energy Policy Action Paving the Way towards 2020", which was coordinated by the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC)
The realization of the REPAP2020 project is co-financed from the funds of Intelligent Energy - Europe. The project started on 1st April 2009 and will finish on 30th September 2011.
The main objective of the project is to facilitate the process of implementing Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council at the national level. The recipient groups of the results of project works are MPs, public officials and sector administration as well as national RES organisations and associations. REPAP2020 supports the political work of these groups with respect to energy from renewable sources, and particularly with respect to the National Action Plan (Krajowy Plan Działania, KPD). In the first stage, the realization of REPAP2020 consisted in supporting the works on KPD through offering good advice and guidelines concerning legal regulations and development scenarios for individual RES branches and sectors. These guidelines formulate political as well as economic conditions for the RES development and emphasise what requirements must be met in the RES technology to reach an individual target (15% share of RES in the energy market for Poland).
The guidelines drawn up within the framework of REPAP020 include:
- the current situation of the RES market in a given country together with statistics from previous years,
- the development potential of individual renewable energy sources,
- target for electricity, heat and coolness as well as biofuels for the year 2020 from renewable energy sources,
- necessary framework conditions and guidelines on the support for individual RES branches,
- overview of the national RES industry,
- profits from achieving the planned target for the share of renewable energy sources, taking into account the reduction in CO2 emissions, a decrease in fuel prices, new jobs etc.
In total 27 reports have been prepared and presented to government officials in order to be used in the course of works on the government strategy and in the draft legal acts implementing the Directive. Next, within the framework of the project, an EU-uniform document was prepared, which included detailed scenarios for each member state for the expected development of various renewable technologies, taking into account the contribution of individual sectors (electricity, heating and cooling as well as transport fuels) to the achievement of the target established for RES for the year 2020. In the second stage of the project, following the notification of National Action Plans to the European Commission, the objective of REPAP2020 is to facilitate the implementation of KPD assumptions, its understanding and promotion.
Apart from this, the aim of the project was to establish a network of contacts both at the national and community level, a network of experts and MPs responsible for energy issues, who will be involved in supporting the strategies and regulations, with the aim of full implementation of the Directive.
Results and desired effects of the Project:
- A lasting network of contacts of national RES organisations and associations acting as a forum for information exchange and discussions on the need to develop renewable energy, and constituting a link between the EU and national renewable energy development policy;
- A lasting network of MPs of different ranks, dealing with renewable energy, who will indicate better political and legislative solutions to support and develop RES.;
- Guidelines facilitating the process of implementing EU legislation at the national level. Despite a well-developed legislation of the European Union on renewable energy sources and ambitious plans in relation to the development of this sector, RES guidelines are not always implemented and fully carried out at the national level.
- Raising awareness, knowledge and exchange of experience between the RES industry sector and the government as well as other partners in relation to legislative RES-related aspects and particularly to the activity of implementing the Action Plan at the national level.
- Final implementation of the new Directive at the national level.
- Raising awareness of decision-making possibilities in relation to the RES policy.
Consortium (partners) of REPAP 2020:
- EREC (European Renewable Energy Council) as the coordinator,
- EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources),
- APER (Italian Renewable Energy Producers Association), Italy
- APREN (Portuguese Renewable Energy Association), Portugal
- BEE (German Renewable Energy Federation), Germany
- EDORA (Fédération de l'Electricité d'Origine Renouvelable et Alternative), Belgium
- PIGEO (Polish Chamber of Commerce for Renewable Energy), Poland
- REA (Renewable Energy Association), Great Britain
- SERO (Swedish Association for Renewable Energies), Sweden
- SER (Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables), France
- Fraunhofer Institute
- Energy Economics Group (EEG)
- Kuhbier, a legal firm
For more details about the project go to: www.repap2020.eu
We encourage you to read the reports published within the framework of the project
Files to download:
EU Roadmap for RES under REPAP2020 project EREC.zip