Event material online: Conference on Public Participation - State of the art approaches to stakeholder engagement in electricity infrastructure projects

Whether you call it Monsterpylons (UK), Monstertrasse (DE) or Monstermaster (NO) – the phenomenon is the same: very often and all over Europe, different stakeholder groups form and vocalise strong opposition to high-voltage power lines

Event material online: 6th European Grid Conference - Sustainability and the Power Grid

At our 6th edition of the European Grid Conference, we looked at three different dimensions of the power grid: society, economy and the environment. How can grid investments have a social dimension? How can economic benefits for communities affected by new grid infrastructure be realised? How can biodiversity and nature profit from new and existing power lines?

 

'Good Practice of the Year' award ceremony took place at the 2nd Energy Infrastructure Forum

On 23 and 24 June, the European Commission and the Danish government invited opinion leaders from the power sector to come to Copenhagen for the 2nd Energy Infrastructure Forum. More than 200 participants followed the invitation, discussing different aspects of the Energy Union. High-level speakers included Vice-President Šefčovič, Commissioner Arias Cañete and ENTSO-E's President Andreasen.

Read about EUSEW16: How to improve stakeholder dialogue and develop best practices on the common road towards cleaner and more affordable energy

RGI has supported the European Commission in organising three sessions at the European Sustainable Energy Week that dealt with European energy infrastructure and related stakeholder engagement.

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.

5th European Grid Conference - Digital Energy and the Power Grid: Trends and Opportunities

For the 5th time, energy leaders convened in Brussels for the European Grid Conference on 19 November 2015. Grid operators and members of civil society, industry and politics discussed three guiding questions this year: How is the digitalisation of the electricity sector shaping and impacting markets, new actors, prosumers and citizens? How will the management and access to big data enable actors to prosper and deliver the energy transition? Are flexibility and demand response the silver bullet of the energy transition?