The Friends of the Supergrid

‘How the supergrid is really going to be built’


Tuesday 17 March 2009, 09:30 – 12:30

‘Pytheas’ room, Palais des Arts (Parc Chanot)

The purpose of this workshop was to bring together all those who have an interest in the construction of a European offshore supergrid.

This event had a clear purpose: to commit to the building of the supergrid within a defined period.

Included at the workshop were members of national governmental policy communities as well as representatives from the areas who stand most to benefit from the supergrid.

Some of the topics that were covered included:


  • The extent of the resource;

  • DC grid technology;

  • Governance of a supergrid and incentivisation for grid operators and builders;

  • Costs of the supergrid;

  • Innovation and other supply chain issues;

  • Proposals for an offshore TSO and effects on employment in Europe.

The workshop was intended to identify a clear set of conclusions to inform national and European policy makers, including the Adamowitsch Working Group on Offshore Wind.

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