2023 year marks the ten-year anniversary of the 'Good Practice of the Year' award presented by the Renewables Grid Initiative. In celebration of this milestone, the 2023 ceremony - at the PCI Energy Days on 28 November - celebrated a unique award for previous 'Good Practice of the Year' award winners, the '10th Anniversary All-Star' award (see below for more info). We have also added some fresh paint to our competition title, which will from now on be known as the ‘RGI Grid Awards: Good Practice of the Year’.
The RGI Grid Awards are an annual accolade granted by RGI, based on recommendations from our expert jury. The award acknowledges exceptional practices rather than entire grid projects. However, the submitted practices must clearly show their connection to grid development that facilitates renewable integration. We strongly encourage grid operators, project developers, NGOs, and public authorities involved in grid projects, both European and non-European, to submit their entries and highlight their most original and successful practices. Let your remarkable achievements shine in this competition!
The purpose of this award is to recognise, promote, and commemorate practices that display extraordinary dedication and ingenuity. The jury thoroughly evaluates several factors, such as innovation, impact and outcomes, scope and transferability, and collaborative approaches, to determine the three winning practices.
The RGI Grid Awards honour remarkable practices in grid development across three categories:
If you are interesting in submitting for a future award edition, you can use the example submission form below, as well as, the award submission criteria which the jury will use to evaluate practices, to better understand the process.
In celebration of ten years of the 'Good Practice of the Year' award, we're excited to announce a special category for the upcoming RGI Grid Awards, the '10th Anniversary All-Star' award.
To select the All-Star winner, we invited members of the public to vote for their favourite practice among the participating winners of the last 10 years. This was a chance to recognise the most exceptional practice from a pool of innovative practices in grid deployment and renewables integration.
The public selected an environmental protection practice, 'Restoration of Posidonia Oceania seagrass meadows', from RGI Member Red Eléctrica to win the the '10th Anniversary All-Star' award. Red Elèctrica developed and applied a methodological guide to restore large-scale degraded areas and ensure the non-invasive recovery of Posidonia Oceanica, according to research-based results.