RGI is an Association registered in Berlin, Germany. The Organs of the Association are the Members Assembly and the Board.

Members' Assembly (MA)

The Members' Assembly is the highest decision-making organ of the association.

Participants: RGI Secretariat and all Members

There are two types of members:

  1. Voting members include transmission system operators (TSOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) with voting rights and;
  2. Supporting members without voting rights  

Tasks: The MA decides on all topics that influence the general set-up, governance structure and strategy of RGI.

Voting rights: TSOs and NGOs have one vote each; voting is public and allows for discussions.

Meetings: one Members’ Assembly per annum (more if necessary)

RGI Board

The Board is the highest decision making organ of the association between the Members’ Assemblies. The Board consists of at least six (6) voting members including two chairmen and one treasurer. The number of the Board members is decided by the Members' Assembly and shall consist of an equal number of TSO and NGO representatives. To speed up decision-making in daily matters, each current RGI Board member has a dedicated responsibility. Currently the grouping is defined as follows:

Christoph Bals
Policy Director at Germanwatch

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Olivier Feix
Head of Nature Protection and Permitting at 50Hertz, Co-Chairman of the RGI Board

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Bente Monica Haaland
Executive Vice President at Statnett

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Daniel Pérez Varela
Director of Sustainability and Innovation at REE

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Dr. Stephan Singer
Senior Advisor Global Energy Policy at CAN International, Co-Chairman of the RGI Board

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Edoardo Zanchini
Vicepresident at Legambiente

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Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) implements all decisions taken by the Members’ Assembly. The ED is appointed by and reports to the Board. The current ED is Antonella Battaglini


The Secretariat manages and coordinates all RGI activities and also develops and implements strategies and action plans, administers approved budgets, publicly represents the RGI, networks and conducts background briefings. It reports to the Board.