Decentralisation, regionalisation and power lines - meta-study launch on assumptions, narratives and insights (in German)

On 13 March, RGI launched the meta-study "Decentralisation, regionalisation and power lines", conducted by the German research institute Öko-Institut, commissioned by us. Continue reading to find out more (in German)

Grids meet Renewables - Conference and Best Practice Fair

The Renewables Grid Initiative and WindEurope jointly organised the event “Grids meet Renewables”, which took place on 20 February in Brussels. The energy sector is currently undergoing a major transition, one that will have a significant impact on citizens, consumers, industry and the environment. For this transition to meet societal expectations, technological and environmental requirements, a variety of energy industry players must come together and decide how best to navigate the changing energy landscape. Our event “Grids meet Renewables” facilitated an open dialogue between the renewables and grid sectors.

Webinar: Best Practices in grid development: WiseGRID's approach to smarter European energy grid

The Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) has been invested in collecting and promoting various approaches that target a more socially and environmentally friendly grid development via its ‘Good Practice of the Year’ award for many years now. In early 2017 we launched our Good Practice webinar series - a knowledge sharing tool providing an opportunity for previous award applicants to share their expertise and engage in an open dialogue. WiseGRID joined us for our second webinar on 29 November.

Presentations online: Developing transmission electricity grids, protecting our seas

May we introduce you to the Posidonia Oceanica – the most widespread seagrass species in the Mediterranean Sea? Scientists have found out that the grass is even better at transforming CO2 into oxygen than the rainforest, therefore supporting the fight against climate change.

High-level dinner debate on the “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package at the European Parliament

On 25 September, RGI organised a high-level dinner debate on the “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package at the European Parliament.

Presentations online: 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 was kindly hosted by Amprion, we looked at the status quo of underground cables in Europe. Where are we, which lessons have we learned?