INSPIRE-Grid is an EU-funded research project that stands for “Improved and eNhanced Stakeholder Participation In the Reinforcement of the Electricity Grid.” With ten partners from six different countries, INSPIRE-Grid aimed to increase stakeholder engagement in grid expansion projects, better manage conflicts, and speed up the permitting process. It ended in January 2017. 

By way of an interdisciplinary approach, INSPIRE-Grid developed stakeholder-led processes and designed an expert-led European good practice guide. Methods to facilitate decision-making were newly combined with engagement tools and tested with stakeholders from existing or concluded grid development project case studies.

INSPIRE-Grid partners: research institutes (Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE SpA (coordinator), Association pour la recherché et le developpement des methods et processus industriels – ARMINES, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich – ETHZ, Institut für ZukunftsEnergieSysteme – IZES, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung – PIK, Poliedra Centri di Conoscenza e Formazione del Politecnico di Milano – Poliedra), transmission system operators (National Grid, RTE, Statnett), and RGI. 

Overview of the project structure

The project in a nutshell

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Stephanie Bätjer
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