Offshore grid infrastructure: understanding cumulative impacts & exploring multi-functionality and environmental monitoring

By 2030, some 20.000 km of new subsea cables are needed in the seas of Europe with an estimated investment cost of €50 billion (source: ENTSO-E)....

5th European Grid Conference - Digital Energy and the Power Grid: Trends and Opportunities

For the 5th time, energy leaders convened in Brussels for the European Grid Conference on 19 November 2015. Grid operators and members of civil...

Final BESTGRID Conference - "Implementing Projects of Common Interest"

The Ten-E legislation, regulating projects of common European interest (PCIs), has been in place for more than two years now. The first list of PCIs...

Grid Aesthetics - How to engage stakeholders in landscape planning, design and aesthetics of grid infrastructure

Beautiful and peculiar landscapes - both natural and architectural - are widespread across Europe. Very often, these are dear to local residents due...

A decentralised electricity system - myths and facts

The current energy system is going through a substantive change. Renewables are playing an ever bigger role throughout Europe, which also comes with a...

The importance of big data for the Energiewende

Jeremy Rifkin is a world-renowned economist and political activist. In his best-selling book “The Third Industrial Revolution” he describes his vision...