Workshop - "The need for a Climate Neutral Integrated System Package for Energy - The role of grids in enabling an interconnected, distributed, renewables-based European energy system"

Expanding the grid to connect renewable energy sources (RES) to consumers and to facilitate the use of RES across Europe is an essential and efficient way to decarbonise the economy. However, a RES based energy system will need more than grids to provide the required system flexibility. In our workshop, we want to investigate what elements are needed, with a focus on sector coupling, flexibility options and how to better use infrastructure.

Workshop - "The Role of Grid Infrastructure in Delivering the Objectives of the National Energy and Climate Plans"

Defining and implementing the NECPs requires coordinated and timely action at national as well as European levels. For this, it is vital that relevant stakeholders from policy, industry and civil society come together to exchange in a transparent and constructive way on the challenges ahead. The workshop will therefore serve to facilitate discussions on how grid infrastructure can support the national decarbonisation plans and what approaches and technological innovation are required for a timely, sustainable and affordable energy transition.

Webinar - Digitisation in the electricity sector: Behind the buzzword

The Renewables Grid Initiative is happy to offer a training session webinar for NGOs on digitisation in the electricity sector and how it can help enable our transition to a decarbonised electricity system. With presentations from those working practically with the technology on the ground, this session will help us to get behind the buzzwords.

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)