Coordinating wind and grid investments

System integration

When: Thursday, 27 September 2018, 13:00 - 14:15
Where: Room: Kopenhagen 1

Session description

While increasing shares of renewables require the modernisation and upgrade of the current grid infrastructure, many grid projects are delayed for various reasons: from issues in the permitting procedure to financing reasons or changes in legislation. At the same time, missing grid infrastructure is more and more used as a scapegoat for less ambitious renewables expansion targets and a lack of political support. In this context, the Renewables Grid Initiative (a unique collaboration of transmission system operators and environmental NGOs) and WindEurope will use this session to discuss how to better coordinate grid and wind investments.

Learning objectives

Session chair

Jochen Kreusel

Market Innovation Manager Power Grids Division, ABB Switzerland Ltd.

Panel discussion

Ivan Pineda

Director of Public Affairs, WindEurope

Alice Collier

Senior Policy Officer - Climate Change & Energy, RSPB/Birdlife Europe

Rosemary Steen

Director External Affairs, EirGrid

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