Friends of the Supergrid last year event confirmed that no “show-stoppers” exist to the development of a European Supergrid. The availability of key grid technologies is assumed and point-to-point connections could be expanded to multi-terminal building blocks for a larger overlaid grid. The critical time-line for the introduction of new technologies lies now primarily in solving non-technical issues such as political support and leadership, regulatory intelligence and revenue models.
How far has the Supergrid come and far does it have to go to become a reality? What are the benefits for society? Are the existing regulatory barriers being removed or lowered? What are the real investments in the Supergrid concept? What concrete actions can be taken to improve public awareness and political acceptance?
Friends of the Supergrid CEO Ana Aguado says, ‘In Europe we find one of the greatest mixes of energy in the world; geographically close to each other and at the same time diversified. This is in my view an advantage to lead the energy transition provided a supranational approach and an overall EU strategy is followed’.
Author: The Third Industrial Revolution; How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World. Economist. Founder and President of the Foundation on Economic Trends, USA
Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, European Parliament
President, Friends of the Supergrid and CEO, Mainstream Renewable Power, Ireland
Senior Vice President, Grid Commercial Solutions, Alstom, France
The 1st Award ceremony for the best Supergrid-related project will take place in the framework of the Conference.
We look forward to welcoming you on 19th March!
Friends of the Supergrid