Key findings online: "Plan, prepare, perform: Best practices for operating the system with high shares of renewables"

While the Paris Agreement has set clear targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, countries have developed very different strategies how to achieve them. However, one thing is clear: a timely decarbonisation of the power sector will be indispensable. This includes a progressive shift away from conventional fossil sources, a focus on strong and flexible system operation and the secure integration of high shares of renewables.

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.

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.

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.