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Friends of the Supergrid advocates for an efficient, interconnected and resilient electricity grid to complement existing national transmission infrastructure. The Supergrid will secure the supply of a sustainable energy mix for Europe.
The Supergrid is defined as “a pan-European transmission network facilitating the integration of large-scale renewable energy and the balancing and transportation of electricity with the aim of improving the European market”.
The Supergrid is a key enabler for a secure, cost-effective and sustainable power system.
To facilitate the development of a pan-European Supergrid that allows the transportation of power over long distances, many different aspects of the European energy policy are involved. At FOSG, we are constantly monitoring and analysing the energy policy evolutions at European and regional level and anticipating the future developments that will help facilitating the Supergrid.
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Welcome to Friends of the Supergrid
The Friends of the Supergrid is an Association promoting the policy agenda for a European Supergrid. We combine companies in sectors that will deliver the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) infrastructure and related technology, together with others that will develop, install, own and operate that infrastructure.
Friends of the Supergrid advocates for an efficient, interconnected and resilient electricity grid to complement existing national transmission infrastructure. The Supergrid will secure the supply of a sustainable energy mix for Europe. This grid will foster economic welfare for the European citizens and create highly qualified jobs.
Therefore, Friends of the Supergrid fully endorses the creation of a truly harmonized and collaborative regulatory environment that will enable effective European energy system planning, attract investments and facilitate an equitable fast-track permitting process.
The Supergrid is fundamental to a clean energy future for Europe and is the necessary and indispensable piece of technology in creating an Energy Union.
It is our responsibility, as Friends of the Supergrid, to make it happen.
CEO and Chairman of the Board
Recent Posts: Friends of the Supergrid
Bernard Energy (BEA); the European Distribution System Operators’ Association for Smart Grids (EDSO for Smart Grids); the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E); the Union of the Electricity Industry – EURELECTRIC (EURELECTRIC) and the Florence School
On 4 July 2016, Friends of the Supergrid submitted its response to the EC’s interim report on the sector inquiry into capacity remuneration mechanisms. 2016_07_04_Supergrid Response_CRM_Consultation_final
Brussels, 22 June 2016 – Ahead of the European Commission’s Energy Infrastructure Forum, Friends of the Supergrid releases the 4th update of the Roadmap of the Supergrid Technologies, confirming that regulatory and not technical barriers are the main blocking element
The European Utility Week takes place from 15 to 17 November 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. As the premier business, innovation and information platform connecting the smart utility community, the European Utility Week focuses on regional and global developments in Grid Optimisation,
Brussels, 06 June 2016 – Friends of the Supergrid expresses its support for increased regional cooperation in the North Sea as expressed in the political declaration, signed by the Energy Ministers of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg,