Support implementation of the ocean energy component of the SET-Plan

Duration: 36 months (2019 - 2022)


The SET Plan aims to accelerate the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies. It aims to improve these new technologies and lower their cost by coordinating research and helping to funding projects. Within this framework, the SET Plan Implementation Plan (SET Plan IP) for ocean energy was adopted on 21 March 2018. It has since been managed by a working group composed of representatives of the European Commission, Member States, regional authorities and other stakeholders.

So far, this group has focused on the development of research and roadmaps to define the aspirations of the wave and tidal sector. The principle of the SET Plan IP for ocean energy is to translate these aspirations into operational actions. The actions listed in this SET Plan IP are mainly based on the Ocean Energy Strategic Roadmap, which is considered as the statement of intent. The timeline presented in this statement indicates a target of 2025 for tidal technologies and 2030 for wave technologies.


To provide support for the implementation of the SET Plan for ocean energy.

Scientific and technical content

  • Mapping: to gather information on the ocean energy sector across Europe.
  • Analysis: to compile and analyse the data collected from stakeholders and to conduct a gap analysis.
  • Monitoring: to assess the progress of the ocean energy sector by tracking key metrics and to consider other factors (identification of best practices, state-of-the-art…).
  • Review: to provide recommendations on the next steps required to progress the implementation of the SET Plan and suggest approaches to stimulate industry and research progress in key priority areas.


Project leaflet (PDF)

1st Annual report (PDF)

Partners and funding

This project is led by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

The total project budget is €992K.

This project receives funding from the European Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020.

Photo credit: Hans / Pixabay

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