European energy networks at the heart of the 4th edition of the Copenhagen Forum

European energy networks at the heart of the 4th edition of the Copenhagen Forum

 

The fourth Energy Infrastructure Forum kicks off on the 24 and 25 May in Copenhagen during the “Nordic Clean Energy Week” in the presence of Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy and Lars Chr. Lilleholt, Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate of Denmark.

The European Union’s decarbonisation pathway following the Paris agreement and its climate and energy objectives aim to ensure that all Europeans have access to energy that is secure, clean, and affordable. Modern and interconnected energy infrastructure is indispensable for making this clean energy transition a success.

Major policy and regulatory efforts are being rolled-out to modernise and expand Europe’s energy infrastructure and to interconnect networks across borders to meet the Union’s core energy policy objectives of competitiveness, sustainability and security of supply. The Commission’s Communication on A growth package for integrated European infrastructures, part of a bigger Infrastructure Package adopted on November 23rd 2017, calls for the full application of the instruments available under the Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) framework, in order to deliver the completion of the internal market.

As with every edition, the Copenhagen Forum aims to provide a platform where key stakeholders such as Member States representatives, transmission system operators, project promoters, regulators, energy companies, NGOs and civil society and the financing community can brainstorm together on how to design and build the energy infrastructure of the future.

The Forum will also host for the fourth time the Renewables Grid Initiative Award ceremony, which rewards those outstanding projects in the field of communication, technology and environmental protection that foster increased public acceptance and trust in energy infrastructure.

Event: Energy Infrastructure Forum