Successful Dinner Discussion at COP24: Collaborative Grid Planning with ENTSO-E and ENTSOG

At this year’s COP in Katowice RGI joined the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) and Gas (ENTSOG) to present our joint project on collaborative grid planning. The project brings together the ENTSOs as the developers of the Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) and environmental NGOs to maximise NGO input into the TYNDP scenarios. The ENTSOs and RGI were joined by the European environmental umbrella NGOs Climate Action Network (CAN Europe) and European Environmental Bureau (EEB) as well as the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21).

'Good Practice of the Year' award ceremony took place at the 2nd Energy Infrastructure Forum

On 23 and 24 June, the European Commission and the Danish government invited opinion leaders from the power sector to come to Copenhagen for the 2nd Energy Infrastructure Forum. More than 200 participants followed the invitation, discussing different aspects of the Energy Union. High-level speakers included Vice-President Šefčovič, Commissioner Arias Cañete and ENTSO-E's President Andreasen.

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.

4th European Grid Conference

Electricity is the engine of modern societies and flowering economies. Economic growth is dependent on energy security. Native renewable resources and related grid infrastructure are at the core of the energy transition. More than ever before, electricity has become a basic need and as such also a democratic right. While democracy comes with responsibility, the bigger picture is often lost in local disputes.

3rd European Grid Conference - How can American innovation inspire European grid development?

On 9 August 2013 the most populous US-state California with more than 37 million inhabitants stroke a new record: more than 27% of consumed electricity was generated by renewable energy sources. The goal of having renewable energy make up 33% of the power mix by 2020 is more ambitious than the European 20-20-20 targets and makes California a pioneer of sustainable climate and energy policy.

PCI Workshop - Understanding Projects of Common Interest

The “Guidelines for Trans-European Energy Infrastructure”, that came into force in May this year, are a great opportunity for further improved transparency and participation in the electricity grid planning processes. Successful implementation of the new legislation will require all actors to: fully understand the PCI processes and their interactions; develop their own role and relationships with other stakeholders; and engage in and contribute to these processes in the best possible way.