Happy Holidays and a very happy New Year from the RGI Secretariat!
2016 has been a tumultuous year in general, but with regard to the work of RGI it was filled with many highlights. We developed a new workstream on (extreme) future scenarios featuring ambitious renewables generation targets and published a brochure detailing community payment approaches across Europe. We organised a much-noted ‘Good Practice of the Year’ award ceremony at the Energy Infrastructure Forum and an exciting ‘Energy Regions in Transition’ learning journey to New York and California. We held the 6th European Grid Conference in Brussels with speeches from EC Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and Director-General for Energy Dominique Ristori. And last, but certainly not least, we welcomed new RGI members Amprion and Eirgrid.