Supergrid is part of the European Commission (EC) Expert Group on Interconnection Targets, a group of technical experts established in 2016, which provides the EC with the technical advice on how to achieve a 15% electricity interconnection target.
The mission of the group is to provide the EC and the regional cooperation structures (created by Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure) with technical advice on how best to conceptualise the 15% interconnection target into regional, country and/or border level targets.
The group also advises the EC on key technical issues related to the implementation of the necessary interconnections, including those related to the achievement of the current 10% interconnection target.
The Expert Group is made up of 15 leading experts on the European energy market from European industry organisations, academic and research bodies, NGOs, and international organisations. Members of the Expert Group are appointed for two and a half years – renewable once.