RGI's Mission

RGI is a unique collaboration of NGOs and TSOs from across Europe engaging in an ‘energy transition ecosystem-of-actors’. We promote fair, transparent, sustainable  grid development to enable the growth of renewables to achieve full decarbonisation in line with the Paris Agreement.

Why a Renewables Grid Initiative?

The European power system is responding to energy and climate concerns by increasing the share of renewable energy. In the next years and decades, renewable energy will be the main component of the European power mix.

This European expansion of renewable energy is technically feasible, but only if the necessary steps are implemented. At RGI, we try to aid this process by focussing on:


Finding Common Ground

• At its core, RGI is a platform for dialogue between transmission system operators (TSOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
• Since 2009, TSOs and NGOs have joined forces to help develop the infrastructure needed to integrate large shares of renewable energy and garner greater public and policy support.
• Actors from both TSOs and NGOs have become aware of their shared interests for timely and environmentally sound grid development with improved stakeholder and public engagement.

Strategic Objectives

RGI has 3 main strategic objectives:
  1. RGI explores and communicates the need for grids for enabling the transition to a fully decarbonised energy system based on renewables.

  2. RGI promotes and initiates innovative approaches to enable a fair, transparent and environmentally sensitive grid development.

  3. RGI brings together different perspectives, facilitates learning and sharing in the 'energy transition ecosystem-of-actors' and creates policy, regulatory and societal support for needed grids and the energy transition.
Find out more about RGI's strategy and organisational enablers in our Strategy Document, which can be downloaded on the bottom of this page.

Organisation & Governance

RGI is a non-profit organisation, registered under German law. We have 28 Members and two Supporting Members from 12 European countries (more information here). In addition, many of our NGO Members are Brussels-based umbrella organisations with Members all over Europe (e.g. CAN Europe or BirdLife Europe). 

More information about our governance structure is available here, our funding sources are available here


More information

RGI gratefully acknowledges the EU LIFE funding support:

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Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the LIFE Programme. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.