Need for grids videos

Communicating the need for some grids is one of the central tasks with which RGI occupies itself. In 2020, we launched a video series, in which each video provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the main aspects of a particular grid-related topic. We began with the topics 'Grids and the Environment' and 'Electrification and Flexibility', and they are available in English, German, Italian and French.

Within the energy transition ecosystem-of-actors, diverse stakeholders must familiarise themselves with a range of complex and specialist topics, for example the techincal, legal social and environmental aspects of grid development; new technologies; consultation processes;  energy policy at national, regional and EU level and many more. Video material can offer a source of information which is widely-accessible to specialist and non-specialist audiences alike. We are happy to share the first two videos produced under this series: 'Grids and the Environment' and 'Electrification and Flexibility'.

Video: Electrification and Flexibility

Electrification and flexibility are two terms which often come up in discussions about the energy transition. But what do these terms mean? In this video, we delve into what it means to 'electrify' sectors which have previously been reliant on fossil fuels, such as transport, and the system flexibility which these transformations enable. How can we balance supply and demand in a system based on variable renewable sources? What is demand response? What is the role of the grid? And what additional role do electric vehicles play? Find the answers to these questions and more in this video, 'Electrification and Flexibility'.

Video in German, Italian and French

Elektrifizierung und Flexibilität (deutsche Version)

Elettrificazione e flessibilità (versione italiana)

Electrification et Flexiblité (version française)

Video: Grids and the Environment

A renewables-based system requires more renewable energy infrastructure and a European grid network in order to transport electricity generated by renewable sources from production to consumption centres. Where is this infrastructure built and what effects does this have on biodiversity, particularly birds? What solutions and opportunities are available? Which approaches have been taken by European TSOs? Find the answers to all of these questions and more in this video, 'Grids and the Environment'.

Video in German and Italian

Netze und Umwelt (deutsche Version)

Le Reti e l'Ambiente (versione italiana)


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