The European Wind Integration Study (EWIS) is an initiative established by the European transmission system operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) in collaboration with the European Commission. It aims to work with all the relevant stakeholders especially representatives of wind generation developers. EWIS study is fully financed by European Commission. The project has received (100 %) research funding from the Community's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).
The study will use results from detailed network and market models of the European transmission system (including all 4 synchronous areas like the mainland Europe, the Nordic countries, Great Britain and Ireland) for scenarios representing immediate and longer-term needs. The recommendations will be aimed at developing, where possible and appropriate, common European solutions to wind integration challenges. Given the particular statistical characteristics of wind generation, the study will be seeking arrangements that will make best use of the pan European transmission network to deliver the benefits of wind generation across Europe.
The scope of work covers all the detailed technical, operational, market and regulatory aspects related to the integration of wind power in Europe at a large scale for the time horizon 2015. Alternative generation development projections that will achieve 2020 targets will be assessed considering the projections already developed by TradeWind. This approach will fit the best to ensure that EWIS results and findings address network integration aspects needed to achieve Europe's 2020 renewable energy targets.