The Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) invites representatives from politics, companies and non-profit organisations to participate in its 6th European Grid Conference to be held on 29 September 2016 at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Brussels, Belgium. The leading topic of this year’s RGI-event is “Sustainability and the Power Grid”.
The contributors of the 2016 European Grid Conference will focus on different aspects of grid development, like the social dimensions of grid investments or public economical benefits from grid expansion measures. Last but not least, environmental questions are a natural topic of the RGI-conference. Among the prominent speakers of the meeting are Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union, and Joseph P. Kennedy II., the founder and president of the American non-profit company “Citizens Energy”. With the participation of Kennedy, RGI expands its prospects once more beyond European borders.
The TSC members TenneT, the Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO), and 50Hertz, one of the other three German TSOs, are supporting the event. The two companies also provide high-profile speakers for the event: 50Hertz’s Chief Financial Officer Marco Nix and TenneT’s Chief Executive Officer J. M. Kroon will contribute to the conference section on innovative business practices. Concluding remarks are to be drawn by Dominique Ristori, Director General for Energy within the European Commission, and Konstantin Staschus, Secretary-General of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E).
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