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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The prospects of undergrounding power lines - Lessons learned from pionieering cable projects

More than three years ago, we met in Switzerland to discuss the technical, environmental, financial and regulatory aspects of highest-voltage underground cables in Europe. Since then, a lot has happened in this field. At our workshop, which is kindly hosted by Amprion, we would like to look at the status quo of underground cables in Europe. Where are we, which lessons have we learned?

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Joint RGI statements on "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package and PCI list consultation

Practices from REE, 50Hertz and Alpiq crowned champions at ‘Good Practice of the Year’ award ceremony

Find out about RGI’s 2016 highlights in our newly published Annual Report and watch our best practice webinar on compensation and osprey protection

Topics

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. 

Are you facing a challenge regarding grid development and its environmental impacts, stakeholder engagement or technological and design decisions? Browse our best practice database with more than 100 examples and get inspired. 

The 'Good Practice of the Year' award rewards those who dare to think outside the box when it comes to creating the grid for the energy transition. Each year, we invite everyone who develops new technological solutions, tackles innovative grid designs, takes on the question of how grid projects can be met with more societal support, or creates improved nature protection approaches to share their practices via our award competition.