Green Powered Future Mission


  • [December 4, 2023] The GPFM has just released the demo version of the Internet based knowledge sharing platform aka “GPFM Toolbox”. When this groundbreaking online tool is fully operational, countries will be able to pick and customise innovative solutions appropriate for their own geography, system conditions and national strategies. The GPFM toolbox is designed to be a live and constantly growing platform, driving and promoting GPFM technological innovation and multilateral cooperation. The main outcomes from the demos, such as achievements, best practices and key exploitable results, will populate the GPFM Toolbox to be widely disseminated, therefore contributing to knowledge exchange, including with countries not directly participating in Mission Innovation.


Find out more about the Green Powered Future Mission.


The co-leads:

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 Environment and Energy Security (MASE), Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE)
  • United Kingdom – Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ)


Core Mission Members:

  • Australia – Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW)
  • 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 Grids, 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 Mission

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)