Dunkirk

RGI mini-workshop to share best practices: "Permitting, consultation and environmental protection for offshore transmission grids"

Marine renewables are expected to represent a significant share of Europe’s future renewable energy deployment. Guided by European regulation and the ambition to develop the European Internal Energy Market, grid developers are also increasing the number of submarine interconnectors. Together with experts, we want to discuss what we already do well and what we need to improve with regard to nature protection and stakeholder involvement in the marine environment.

Over the last years, RGI has been active in sharing knowledge and experiences in this field in order to make sure that offshore grids will be deployed in an environmentally safe way – while ensuring all stakeholders have proper opportunities for input (more info here).

Together with RTE, we would like to continue the identification and sharing of good practices for developing offshore grids and therefore invite you to our mini-workshop “Best practice approaches to permitting, coordination and environmental protection for marine transmission grids” in Dunkirk on 22 January. Besides input presentations from project developers and NGOs, we will facilitate discussions on what we have learned from case studies in the last couple of years and where we still have knowledge gaps that need to be closed.

Registration

Would you like to join us in Dunkirk?

Please send an email to Stephanie Baetjer (stephanie@renewables-grid.eu) if you would like to attend our mini-workshop. The registration is subject to confirmation and we will provide you with more information on logistics once you have registered.

Please note: Between 22 and 24 January 2019, the European Energy Transition Conference will take place in Dunkirk: www.assises-energie.net/en/, so you can combine your attendance at our mini-workshop with a visit to the conference.

Agenda

08:30 - Welcome coffee

09:00 - Welcome by RTE and AGUR: European offshore grid plans

09:20 - Example 1: Best practices from Elia’s Modular Offshore Grid "Permitting challenges & environmental concerns"

09:55 - Example 2: Best practices from TenneT's offshore projects "Stakeholder consultation and nature-inclusive design of the Dutch offshore grid"

10:30 - Coffee Break

10:45 - Environmental model project – FNE

11:20 - Example 3: Best practices from RTE and National Grid’s IFA2 project "Best practices of submarines studies from RTE"

11:55 - Example 4: Best practices from 50Hertz' Comined Grid Solution "Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution - Best practices"

12:30 - Lunch break  

14:00 - World café round tables around 3 themes

  • the multi-use of offshore substations
  • protection of marine mammals
  • Good practices in consultation

15:45 - Sharing outcomes of the round table discussions

16:15 - Closing remarksby RTE and RGI

 

 

Event partners

The workshop is organised in collaboration with

Contact

Stephanie Bätjer
Manager – Communication

Load more
t: +49 30 76771945 30
stephanie@renewables-grid.eu