In 1990 the EC launched the THERMIE Programme focused on demonstration of non-nuclear energy technologies. At the same time a Network of Organisations for the Promotion of Energy Technologies (OPET) was established to helptheCommission with the dissemination of information on project results andthepromotion of new technologies in the field of non-nuclear power engineering.Since November 1996 the OPETNetwork has been managed as a co-operativeventure between DG XVII and DG XIII.In 2000 the OPETNetwork was extended to cover similarly oriented organisationsin the Countries of Central Europe (CCE), Candidate Countries and a number of countries who have signed international co-operation agreements in the field of RTD with the EU. In June 2000 the OPETNetwork consisted of 45 consortiaoperating in Europe and other countries.The Czech Republic is a member of the OPETNetwork through the OPETCR.The OPETNetwork is unique structure connecting the demonstration and inno-vation part of former European programmes JOULE-THERMIE and INNOVATION with current ENERGIE programme that is a part of the 5th Framework Programme(19982002). This connection makes it possible to cover both research anddemonstration activities related to the support of technology transfer and to putinto practice the results of RTD in the field of energy technologies and innovations.The main task of the OPETNetwork is to collaborate with organisations,institutions and companies and help them in their search for and exploitation of clean and energy effective technologies, particularly those resulting from projectssupported by the EC under the energy oriented programmes. The objective of allactivities is to support dialogue between countries, clients, and to try to under-stand problems and needs and help to find innovative technology solutions.The basic idea of the OPETNetwork also includes a wide discussion on the futureof European technology research and development realised in close collaboration with practical needs of clients, particularly under the 5th Framework Programmeand other energy-oriented programmes.The OPETCR had supported in the framework of its international activitiesthecollaboration between the teams from Denmark and the Czech Republic intheir work on this publication.
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