Grids meet Renewables - Conference and Best Practice Fair

The Renewables Grid Initiative and WindEurope have the great pleasure to invite you to our joint event “Grids meet Renewables”. The Renewables Grid Initiative and WindEurope have the great pleasure to invite you to our joint event “Grids meet Renewables”. 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” will facilitate an open dialogue between the renewables and grid sectors.

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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.

The Need for Grids

With the adoption of its 20-20-20 targets and the objective of a largely decarbonised power sector by 2050, the European Union has set the stage for a significant increase in the use of renewable energies. A modernisation of the energy grid is a key requirement in this context and acknowledged not only by TSOs and many major NGOs but also by some citizens that are directly affected by grid expansion projects.

Storage workshop

Today it is broadly accepted that the share of renewable energy sources in the European power grid is going to increase substantially and will reach very high percentages in the future production mix. Expansion of storage capacities is often considered pivotal to allow for this “renewable revolution”!