On 9 March 2016, the European Commission decided to set up the group in order to support the target of achieving interconnection of at least 10 % of the Member States' installed electricity production by 2020. Furthermore, the Commission has proposed to extend the to 15% by 2030 and seeks for advice on how to break this down into regional, country and/or border interconnection targets.
RGI shares the Commission's opinion that "interconnecting isolated national electric power systems and building a truly European Electrical System will bring a number of important benefits", including increased security of supply and a better integration of increasing levels of variable renewables.
We hope for insightful and fruitful discussions of a diverse group and the development of innovative and forward-thinking approaches that will support the build-up of a modern grid infrastructure needed for the energy transition.
The group will have its inaugural meeting in October.