Formed in 2017, the Electrification Alliance is a group of trade associations representing a broad cross-section of European interests striving to support the EU’s efforts to meet its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Their shared focus is to highlight the opportunities coming from the smart and efficient electrification of European energy use as a mean to achieving the EU’s climate commitments while improving its competitiveness, creating high quality jobs, and asserting global industrial leadership in the development and deployment of new technologies.
They agree that electrification is further driven by trends in the economy on fuel efficiency, digitalisation and automation, which in turn can make technology work for vulnerable sectors of society such as low-income households, local actors and SMEs. They also recognise it is a driver for cost-reductions and increasing shares of renewables.
The Electrification Alliance is composed by AVERE, eurelectric, the European Climate Foundation, the European Copper Institute, the European Heat Pump Association, SolarPower Europe, SmartEN and WindEurope.