Supergrid, clean power for Europe
Supergrid is is a wide area transmission network that makes it possible to trade high volumes of electricity across great distances, and to take advantage of distantly located renewable sources.
Supergrid will be the transmission backbone of Europe’s decarbonised power sector. It will facilitate the trading of electricity across Europe, and strengthen security of supply. It will also create opportunities for European companies to export sustainable energy technology.
The European Supergrid currently involves nine countries: Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, along with Friends of the Supergrid (FOSG), involving ten companies including: Siemens (Germany), Areva (France), Visser & Smit Marine Contracting (Netherlands), DEME Blue Energy (Belgium), Mainstream Renewable Power (Ireland), Hochtief Construction (Germany), 3E (Belgium), Parsons Brinckerhoff (USA, EU-wide), Elia (Belgium) and Prysmian Cables & Systems (Italy).
Companies in FOSG will deliver the infrastructure and related technology, together with companies that will develop, install, own and operate that infrastructure. The risks of providing this new transmission service will be reduced by the early knowledge gained during the policy formation and design stages.
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