Dedication of resources for grid issues from NGOs

Year

2013

Organisation

Germanwatch, RSPB

Description

New legal and political procedures create different options for input from NGOs and the public. These require considerable resources from NGOs in case they want to give substantial input. Some NGOs have thus started to allocate additional resources.

Germanwatch and RSPB have both established new positions for a policy officer who deals with electricity and grids. This gives them the opportunity to participate actively in the political discussions on grid development at the national as well as the European level. In addition, the new staff is able to allocate significant time to RGI projects, thus helping to enhance dialogue on different levels between TSO and NGO community.