Whilst good practices in the field of energy and grid development are abundant (just see our work on Best Practices) an in depth understanding of these sometimes proves elusive, and thus they sometimes remain abstract concepts. To address this, RGI organised a series of open access webinars - designed to give a 'deep dive' into certain best practices - presented by relevant field experts, in order to bring diverse participants up close and personal with those driving the energy transition.
As well as serving as an interesting educational tool in a specific topic, these webinars also provide the opportunity to ask questions, exchange with others and to continue co-operation into the future.
This webinar, which was run together with French TSO and RGI Member, RTE, focusses on best practices regarding compensation and bird protection, as examples of how more socially and environmentally friendly grid development can practically increase the acceptability of power lines.
One approach is concerned with the offsetting the negative impacts that lines can have and either respond to that impact directly or create new or additional value to those impacted by the line. RTE has tested both these courses of action successfully in the form of an extensive campaign to protect ospreys and a crowd funding approach that closely involved citizens in the decision of how a grid project should be compensated.
This webinar serves as a deep dive into WiseGRID's approaches to wide scale demonstration of integrated solutions and business models for the European smart grid.
The WiseGRID project provides a set of solutions, technologies and business models which increase the smartness, stability and security of an open, consumer-centric European energy grid and provide cleaner and more affordable energy for European citizens.
In this webinar EirGrid presents their 'Community Fund' and 'DS3 System Services' approaches, both of which have sustainable funding programmes at their core that are aimed at sensibly speeding up essential grid projects.
We also hear from public acceptance expert Prof. Patrick Devine-Wright, who has evaluated the 'Community Fund' programme and come up with suggestions on how to further improve it.
The energy transition brings renewable power to our households, which in turn, requires new power transmission lines. However, through where should they pass? Which factors should be taken into account? Where does the data come from?
RGI and ENTSO-E have teamed up again to bring you a best practice webinar on planning tools. The 3D Decision Support System (3D DSS), developed by ETH Zürich uses new, exact approaches to determine the optimal path for new overhead lines and underground cables. The stakeholders themselves define the goals they want to achieve and the lands they want to protect, so that a consensus solution can be found.