The imminent expansion of renewable energies goes hand in hand with the expansion of the electricity grid. It is thus of critical importance to enter into dialogue and bring together differently motivated interests for the energy transition and species conservation.
This is principle behind our collaborative "Bird Portal" project, founded in 2017 by RGI, between NABU e.V. (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union), the four German transmission system operators (TSOs) Amprion GmbH, 50 Hertz Transmission GmbH, TransnetBW GmbH, TenneT TSO GmbH, and currently three distribution system operators (DSOs), Westnetz GmbH, Netze BW GmbH und Bayernwerk Netz GmbH. Against this backdrop, on September 28, 2022, we held the conference "Shared Airsapce: Towards a Bird-Friendly Power Grid" in Dortmund.