Conference in Barcelona "Leading Practices in RES Integration: A Global Perspective"

The conference showcased best practices of RES integration from different regions of the world. We shone a spotlight on many different RES integration practices: from the Mediterranean, across Europe and beyond.

RGI-PIK-Mercator Workshop: Are our market designs and policies fit to reach the Paris Agreement? Perspectives from California, Germany and Europe

The European Union has recently agreed on the clean energy for all package meant to put Europe on track to reach decarbonisation targets. Germany is one of the leading forces behind it, and more broadly tries to get on track to achieve its climate goals. On the other side of the Atlantic, California has broken record after record in renewable growth and carbon cuts.

 

Signing Ceremony of the Marine Grid Declaration - PCI Energy Days in Brussels

Increasing shares of renewables need to be integrated into the European power system to achieve the Union climate and energy targets. According to the 2016 TYNDP, it is envisaged that approximately one third of the needed future power grids, among them Projects of Common Interest, could be built in the marine environment. In response to this, RGI has sponsored the “Marine Grid Declaration” – an initiative which lays out a set of principles for the development of marine grids.

RGI and ACER Infrastructure Task Force Workshop on Regulation and Innovation

During the past years, many grid operators have substantially increased their stakeholder engagement activities, increasing transparency and speeding up grid development. These practices need a solid legal underpinning to be effective and consistent. We are meeting in Brussels to share experiences and discuss with TSOs and national regulators how participatory processes can be better recognised in national regulation.

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.