Nature Conservation

Proper nature protection forms a key part of any well-designed new infrastructure development, with grid lines presenting their own set of nature protection challenges. If not routed, planned and constructed correctly, grid lines can cause habitat destruction and segmentation, bird fatalities and damage to terrestrial flora.

Grid expansion for the energy transition can happen only if the negative impacts on the natural environment are minimised and potential positive synergies harnessed. RGI is therefore committed to better understanding the potential impacts that power lines have on the environment and to developing and promoting solutions which can reduce this impact.

We have been working together with our NGO and TSO Members and partners over the past decade on diverse collaborative projects to set environmental guidelines for grid development and to champion the implementation of best practice approaches. Below you can find highlights from all of our work, including:


Liam Innis
Manager - Energy Ecosystems

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