Brussels, 23 November 2017: Yesterday, Europacable and T&D Europe held their first joint policy event “Better Grids for Clean Energy”.
Prysmian Group, a member of Europacable, is one of the leading electricity grid technology providers in Europe. The Group provides all types of smart grid technologies, including advanced, digital systems suitable for interaction with renewable energies and ICT as well as underground and submarine cables which serve as the backbone of Europe´s future electricity transmission and distribution grids.
During the event held by Europacable and T&D Raul Gil, Chairman of the Europacable Energy Team and COO Prysmian Powerlink, welcomed this joint industry initiative:
“Europe needs more and smarter grids to fully leverage on the opportunities stemming from the Energy transition we´re currently witnessing. Submarine and underground cables will be the core backbone of our future gird architecture.” - he stressed - “Together with our friends from T&D Europe, our industry is ready to deliver high-quality, cutting edge technology solutions to truly interconnect Europe. We are fully committed in working with all partners to making Europe´s integrated energy market a genuine success.”
Set against the background of the Clean Energy Package and the recently published report of the Expert Group on Electricity Interconnection Targets, the policy event gather some 80 senior experts from Brussels and across the European Union. Following the opening key note speech “Creating a fully integrated energy market apt to meeting our climate change targets” by Megan Richards, European Commission DG Energy Director for Energy Policy, the conference opened to two panel debates seeking to discussing the following questions:
What kind of grids do we need in the future to interconnect all Member states? How do we get them built on time?
And how do we make sure all consumers have access to the most innovative smart grids that enable them to save energy and unlock new services?
In the subsequent discussion, the joint Europacable and T&D Europe policy event served as a unique forum contributing to develop the most suitable legislative and regulatory framework to build Europe´s best grid using all available technologies made in Europe.
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