The Renewables Grid Initiative is a unique collaboration of environmental NGOs and transmission system operators from across Europe.

We promote transparent, environmentally sensitive grid development to enable the further steady growth of renewable energy and the energy transition.

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Offshore grid infrastructure: understanding cumulative impacts & exploring multi-functionality and environmental monitoring

By 2030, some 20.000 km of new subsea cables are needed in the seas of Europe with an estimated investment cost of €50 billion (source: ENTSO-E). Permitting authorities are already being confronted with the need to understand impacts of offshore energy infrastructure. In view of the planned offshore expansion, the question of how to measure and deal with cumulative impacts is daunting. The risk of delayed or refused permits, in the absence of sufficient information, is real.

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The Renewables Grid Initiative and ENTSO-E initiate long-term collaboration for responsible grid development

Third German TSO joins the Renewables Grid Initiative. A very warm welcome to Amprion!

Our "Energy Regions in Transition" report is online - read all about our learning journey to California

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We deal with a multitude of topics related to the electricity grid. Find the six most current ones below. Take a look at our topics site for a full overview of the topics we work on. 

The EU-funded project BESTGRID brought together NGOs and TSOs to test innovative approaches to grid planning in pilot projects on the ground. Find out more about the project, its partners and main outcomes on the project website.

The website of the annual European Grid Conference provides you with all relevent information about the event, including speakers, programmes and material of last events and the most current information about any upcoming Conference.