Figure 5 provides an overview of progress of the R&D Roadmap and its clusters compared to 2013, as it was published in the R&D Monitoring Report 2013.
Figure 6 provides an update on the progress towards completing the R&D Roadmap and its clusters, at the end of 2015. The estimated percentage of completion is 38 %, while an additional 1 7 % is already underway (i. e., over half of the technical objectives are covered).
As shown, Clusters 1, 2, and 3 have achieved a high degree of completion, especially Cluster 1, while future efforts should focus on Clusters 4, 5, and 6 in order to achieve the desired objectives.
Appendix 1 (enclosed in the download PDF) provides a detailed monitoring analysis of the R&D performed for each cluster and its functional objectives.
This cluster provides a set of scenarios and methods for developing a network infrastructure that hosts massive amounts of renewable energy sources and growth in demand with acceptable network investments and operating costs beyond 2020. Almost all the technical issues considered in this cluster are already covered, thanks to contributions from Best Paths, e-Highway2050, GridTech, InspireGrid, Merge, Realisegrid, Twenties, 11 other European projects, and 14 national projects.
This cluster addresses the affordability and technical performance of components of emerging technologies that can significantly improve the operations of the interconnected transmission systems. Work is well advanced with a majority of issues already covered due to R&D contributions from Anemos Plus, Best Paths, Ewis, Migrate, Promotion, Real-Smart, Twenties, WindGrid, four other European projects, and 15 national projects.
This cluster studies ways of operating transmission systems that maintain high security of supply at reasonable costs. The R&D is quite advanced with just a few technical gaps. Several significant projects like After, FutureFlow, iCoeur, iTesla, Garpur, Pegase, SafeWind, Umbrella, eight other European projects, and 19 national projects contribute to this cluster.