About Electra

The Electra Report

5 years after the Electra report was launched in June 2008,  the aim has remained the same - namely to determine what conditions needed to be met to ensure that the EU’s electrical engineering and electronics industry should continue to grow, and at an even higher rate.  This is one of Europe’s leading manufacturing and export sectors with an output in 2006 of some €320 billion and employing some 2.8 million people.  The report was written by a team of experts from the electrical and electronics industry, CENELEC, the European Commission and the European Metalworkers’ Federation under the joint chairmanship of Mr. Günter Verheugen, the then Vice-President of the European Commission and Professor Edward G. Krubasik, former President of Orgalime.  The Electra report was cited in the conclusions of the Competitiveness Council of May 2009 and, at the end of October in the same year, the European Commission issued a Communication ‘Electra’ (COM(2009)594 final) inspired by its recommendations.
 
The electrical and electronics industry (EEI) is a key player in providing solutions for current and future issues which are vital for a developed economy: a reliable energy supply, energy efficient installations and buildings, a smart industrial production, green transportation, etc. The ‘Electra’ report identifies the areas to which this industry can significantly contribute while at the same time maintaining and improving its competitiveness in an increasingly difficult market.
 
Europe’s electrical engineering industry stands for approximately 200 000 mostly small and medium sized companies and a high degree of innovation. The ‘Electra’ report focuses on areas with growth potential to which the EEI can significantly contribute:
 
  • Energy supply infrastructure
  • Energy efficiency of buildings and transport networks
  • Smart technologies to suit existing and future societal needs.

The Electra report was reinforced by in-depth annexes (found at the bottom of this page):

  • Annex 1: Statistical analysis.
  • Annex 2: Full report of the work on the area of 'Energy efficiency and CO2 reduction as drivers of innovation'.
  • Annex 3: Full report of the work in the area of 'How to generate more growth in key European electrical engineering sectors'.
  • Annex 4: Full report of the work in the area of 'The internal and export markets of the industry'.

Europe’s electrical engineering industry stands for approximately 200 000 mostly small and medium sized companies and a high degree of innovation. The ‘Electra’ report focuses on areas with growth potential to which the EEI can significantly contribute:

  • Energy supply infrastructure
  • Energy efficiency of buildings and transport networks
  • Smart technologies to suit existing and future societal needs

- See more at: http://www.orgalime.org/page/electra#sthash.PEhz5MEm.dpuf

The electrical and electronics industry (EEI) is a key player in providing solutions for current and future issues which are vital for a developed economy: a reliable energy supply, energy efficient installations and buildings, a smart industrial production, green transportation, etc. The ‘Electra’ report identifies the areas to which this industry can significantly contribute while at the same time maintaining and improving its competitiveness in an increasingly difficult market.

Europe’s electrical engineering industry stands for approximately 200 000 mostly small and medium sized companies and a high degree of innovation. The ‘Electra’ report focuses on areas with growth potential to which the EEI can significantly contribute:

  • Energy supply infrastructure
  • Energy efficiency of buildings and transport networks
  • Smart technologies to suit existing and future societal needs

- See more at: http://www.orgalime.org/page/electra#sthash.PEhz5MEm.dpuf

 

The Electra II Report

In April 2012, there was a follow-up Electra report 'Electra II - The Smart World', where the electrical engineering and electronics industry aimed to:
 
  • Briefly analyse the implementation of the first Electra report
  • Look at those areas where progress has been achieved and those where more needs to be done.
  • Outline the changes that have arisen following the 2008-2009 economic crash, as well as the impact of this on Europe’s electrical and electronics industry.
  • Re-examine the societal challenges that Europe faces today and present proposals which are both supportive of European policies and ensure that the industry continues to grow and invest in Europe, in short making Europe smarter and more competitive.

Manufacturing is Europe’s economic backbone. It has been in the past, it is today and it will be in the future. Today we are living in a world where distances are less and less relevant, and production of industrial and consumer goods and their product markets no longer require geographical closeness. Moreover, technological know-how now easily transgresses borders and quickly spreads across and between economies. The result is fierce global competition. Europe is part of this competitive environment.

As a matter of fact it has been a main driver and beneficiary of globalisation and must aim to continue to do so. Consequently, our focus has to be on maintaining and strengthening industrial competitiveness across the board, using the most comprehensive approach.

The Electra II report is comprehensive in analysing five key areas that require the full and urgent attention of policymakers, industry, stakeholders and the general public: infrastructures, cities, mobility, financing and industry, and by proposing recommendations for these areas to become smarter . It is obvious that a strong synergy between these areas exists and Electra II is an important initiative to realise this synergy in the best possible way.

NB: The first 4 annexes below are associated with the Electra report, whilst the remainder are associated with the Smart World (Electra II).

electrareport_annex1_en.pdf (545.63 KB)Download
electrareport_annex2_en.pdf (651.48 KB)Download
electrareport_annex3_en.pdf (600.74 KB)Download
electrareport_annex4_en.pdf (428.25 KB)Download
Electra_annex_1_V03.pdf (509.43 KB)Download
Electra_annex_2_V03.pdf (614.6 KB)Download
Electra_annex_3_V03.pdf (2.05 MB)Download
Electra_annex_ 4_V02.pdf (1.13 MB)Download
Electra_annex_5_V03.pdf (468.68 KB)Download
Electra_annex_6A_V01.pdf (474.72 KB)Download
Electra_annex_6B_V01.pdf (528.49 KB)Download
Electra_annex_6C_V01.pdf (481.37 KB)Download
Electra_annex_6D_V01.pdf (484.26 KB)Download
Electra_annex_6E_V01.pdf (476.94 KB)Download