NEWS AND UPDATES
- [September 22, 2022] Just Released: The Green Powered Future Mission Action Plan 2022-2024
- [July 7, 2022] The Green Powered Future Mission contributed to the first Private Sector Engagement Workshop, to further strengthen the private sector commitment.
- [November 9, 2021]The Green Powered Future Mission has released at COP26 the Joint Roadmap of Global Innovation Priorities : Power Mission – Joint Road Map of Global Innovation Priorities
- [June 2, 2021] The “Green Powered Future” Mission was announced at the Sixth Mission Innovation Ministerial. Read our joint statement for more information.
- Watch Green Powered Mission launch videos.
Find out more about the Green Powered Future Mission.
Co-leads: China Italy United Kingdom
- China – Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST), Institute of Electrical Engineering Chinese Academy of Sciences (IEE CAS)
- Italy – Ministry of the Ecological Transition (MITE), Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE)
- United Kingdom – Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Core Mission Members:
- Australia – Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER)
- India – Department of Science and Technology (DST)
- Saudi Arabia – Ministry of Energy
- Spain – Ministry of Science and Innovation
- IRENA – International Renewable Energy Agency
- World Bank Group
- Alperia SpA, Italy
- Areti SpA, Italy
- Enel Global Infrastructure & Networks, Italy
- Icebreaker One, United Kingdom
- LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd.(LONGi), China
- National Grid Group, United Kingdom
- Xinjiang Goldwind Science Technology Co., Ltd.(Goldwind), China
Mission Support Group:
- Austria – Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)
- Brazil – Energy Research Office (EPE)
- Canada – Natural Resources Canada/ Ressources Naturelles Canada (NRCan/ RNCan)
- European Commission – Directorate-General for Research & Innovation
- Germany – Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWI)
- Japan – Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
- Netherlands – Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (MINEZK)
- Republic of Korea – Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE)
- IEA – International Energy Agency
- Energy Networks Association (ENA), United Kingdom
- Gestore dei servizi energetici (GSE), Italy
- BSI Group, United Kingdom
- Terna SpA, Italy
The Green Powered Future Mission has the ambitious goal to demonstrate that power systems in different geographies and climates can effectively integrate up to 100% variable renewable energy (VRE) in their generation mix by 2030 while maintaining a cost-efficient, secure, and resilient system.
To draw a pathway towards integrating 100% VRE sources in the power systems generation mix by 2030; the Green Powered Future Mission during the first sprint of activity has developed and released the Joint Roadmap of Global Innovation Priorities. Presented at COP26 in November 2021, this joint roadmap identifies the Top 100 Global Innovation Priorities that need to be tackled to accelerate energy system modernisation and decarbonisation. The Mission’s activities will rely on large-scale demonstrations, replicability studies and digital solutions to build a “toolbox” from which countries can pick and customize innovative solutions as appropriate to their own geography, system conditions and national strategies.
To help achieve our climate goals, emissions from the power sector need to fall to net zero by 2040 [IEA, 2021], and renewable energy sources should meet 85-90% of power demand by 2050, with two-thirds generated by variable renewable energy (VRE) sources such as wind and solar [IRENA, 2019]. This will require huge increases in electricity system flexibility – such as batteries, demand response, hydrogen-based fuels, and more – to ensure reliable supplies. [IEA, 2021]
The Mission Coalition
We are bringing together a strong international coalition of world leaders from MI countries, international organisations and private sector companies to accelerate the innovation needed to enable a renewable-powered future.
The Mission is organised around three R&I Pillars to cover the whole spectrum of power system innovation needs:
- Pillar 1: Affordable and Reliable VRE – reducing cost and increasing efficiency, resilience and reliability of VRE technologies in various climates and system configurations.
- Pillar 2: System Flexibility and Market Design – unlocking a range of cost-effective flexibility options, including storage solutions, improving performance of smart power grids infrastructure and AI advanced control solutions.
- Pillar 3: Data and Digitalisation for System Integration – creating the interfaces, digital tools, data systems and technologies to enable cross-sectoral flexibility and deliver a cost-efficient, fully integrated power system.
Together, the members will:
- Develop a joint roadmap that identifies the national and international efforts needed to achieve cost-efficient, secure and resilient power systems with 100% VRE integration by 2030.
- Deliver a broad set of innovative solutions – the “Green Powered Future Toolbox” – to match the specific system characteristics and related needs of participating countries and to help reach their domestic clean energy and system decarbonization targets.
- Promote collaboration and sharing of knowledge, know-how and best practices to enable all countries to build capacity and develop a power system that meets their renewable energy targets.
- Work closely with other countries, the private sector and international organisations that share the same ambitious vision for a renewable-powered future, guaranteeing open and transparent governance and membership processes.
In addition, each member commits to:
- Develop megawatt-scale (10-100+ MW) demonstration projects and smaller-scale pilots to test and demonstrate viable technological solutions that enable up to 100% VRE integration.
- Seek to further increase the level of investments in R&D activities that address crucial innovation priorities identified by the Mission, up to double the initial budget over the next decade.
“Achieving carbon neutrality will bring a transformation to our economy and society that will be led by a scientific and technological revolution as significant as all previous industrial revolutions.”
Wang Zhigang, Minister of Science and Technology (PRC)
“Italy is honoured to co-lead the Green Powered Future Mission with China and the United Kingdom and all the countries that already joined the Mission and others who will. The Mission represents a concrete action able to combine political aspiration with scientific vision, working together to ensure access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all.”
Roberto Cingolani, Minister of Ecological Transition (Italy)
“The UK is proud be at the forefront of international innovation efforts to develop greener and smarter grids. We believe that data and digitalisation are crucial enablers for the integration of variable renewables and we are committed to collaborate with countries and businesses to bring forward smart, cost-effective solutions to achieve our net-zero goals.”
Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth (UK)