Headline: Renewing the EU electricity grid: the Best Paths towards energy transition – Final conference of the EU project Best Paths

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This closing event of the EU-funded project Best Paths is the chance for energy professionals, policy makers, and researchers to discuss the development of electricity grids optimised for the integration of more renewables, with a look at investment opportunities and policy options to make the energy transition happen.

At the conference, experts from industry and research will also introduce the breakthroughs in transmission technologies developed across five demonstration projects within Best Paths. These include the development of a three-gigawatt-class superconducting cable, which was coordinated by the IASS in cooperation with French cable manufacturer Nexans. The conference will wrap up with a panel discussion on concrete policy options, with contributions from all project partners, together with Paula Abreu Marques, Head of the Renewables Unit in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy. In conjunction with this conference, the IASS will publish a white paper on the potential of superconducting cables for electricity transmission.

Best Paths will conclude in September 2018 after running for four years. With around 40 partners and a total budget of 63 million euros, it is the largest research project financed by the European Commission in the energy sector over the last decade.

Date: 20.09.2018

Venue: Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Avenue Louise 91-93 Brussels, Belgium

Organised by: Greenovate! Europe

This event is open to the public

For further information or to register: www.bestpaths-project.eu/en/events/renewing-the-eu-electricity-grid-the-best-paths-towards-energy-transition