Europe’s grid technology industry highlights need for urgent action on Europe’s electricity networks

Today Europe’s grid technology industry met with Commission Vice-President Šefčovič in the Clean Transition Dialogue on Green Deal Infrastructure to discuss the crucial role the sector is playing in enabling the energy transition. The representatives of the leading electricity grid technology providers, CurrENT, Europacable and T&D Europe stressed the urgent need for action, in particular:

  • translating technology needs in firm commitments
  • making sure Europe remains an attractive region for grid technology providers to invest in by ensuring a level playing field
  • incentivising the rapid deployment at scale of already available innovative and digital technologies
  • improve EU funding programmes for demonstration of innovative electricity grid technologies
  • making the most of existing capacities by looking inter alia at streamlining tendering and procurement processes
  • supporting a competitive supply of critical raw materials
  • significantly increase the availability of skilled professionals for Europe’s grid technology industry
  • an effective and coherent implementation of legislation across Member States.

Following today’s constructive meeting CurrENT, Europacable and T&D Europe support Vice-President Šefčovič’s proposal to continue the Dialogue on a regular basis, focusing on tangible objectives.

Read the joint statement issued by CurrENT, Europacable and T&D Europe HERE