EPSU Energy networks working group

21 February 2011, 09h00 - 17h00


ITUH, room B


5 bld du Roi Albert II, 1210 Brussels



Interpretation has been requested to and from English and French; we have also requested the possibility to speak German.

Draft agenda and meeting documents are available below. Main areas for discussion will be the infrastructure proposals of the Commission, the Energy Roadmaps 2050 (and the relation with networks, for example with more renewables) and the so-called Supergrid.

We expect participating unions to cover all travel and subsistence costs of their representatives. Should you require accommodation, a list of hotels in Brussels is attached.

Please fill in and return the attached participation form by 20 January at the latest.











- Draft agenda (as of 9 February)





Meeting documents:







- Battle of the Grids, Greenpeace 2011

- Report from previous meeting 11 March 2010

- Presentation on Supergrids: Horizon 2020 to prepare for 2050 (Jacques Davy)





- 10 year network development plan


- EPSU contribution on smart grids

On the 10 Year Network Development Plan of ENTSO-E



ENTSO-E is preparing its next 10 Year Network Development Plan. It will indicate were reinforcements are needed, new interconnection is planned, what the investment challenges are etc. To prepare for these plans, a series of regional workshops have been prepared focusing on the different demands, realities etc.
An interesting set of presentations is available. See link below.
You have to scroll down and can then click on the region you are interested in such as:
- Continental South West Region: Madrid, 29 November 2011
- Continental Central East Regional Group: Prague, 5 December 2011
- Continental Central South Region: Stuttgart, 7 December 2011
- Continental South East Region: Zagreb, 12 December 2011, this workshop will also cover the Network Code on Grid Connection Requirements for Generators
- Baltic Sea Region: Stockholm, 14 December 2011, this workshop will also cover the Network Code on Grid Connection Requirements for Generators
North Sea Regional Group: Brussels, 15 December 2011

- Overall introduction




Renewable Energy Network (European parliament study)



The objective of the study is to identify the energy network infrastructures needed to cope with the increasing share of renewable energies. The analysis covers a timeframe up to 2050 taking into account different existing projections of renewable energy development. Published infrastructure development priorities as well as methodologies including notably infrastructure cost benefit analyses are critically assessed. The study furthermore analyses the relationship between the promotion of renewable energy generation and related infrastructure on the one hand, and other (energy) policy goals and existing legislation at EU level on the other. Obstacles to grid-roll out are identified and policy recommendations are proposed.

Download full text of the study here: www.europarl.europa.eu


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