1 hour / Central European Time (Brussels, Paris, Berlin)
Marcello Del Brenna, Europacable
In partnership with Europacable.
The EU has established new priorities for the electricity sector, most notably security of supply is paramount and a renewable energy target of 20% by 2020. Investment in the European transmission grid has to reflect the new political decisions and this will require significant investment in the network. Achievement of priorities will require a change in mindset in transmission planning as reliance on traditional solutions based around overhead lines will not suffice due to planning constraints and environmental concerns. New solutions and previously unused technologies are required and Europacable believes that underground XLPE cables can serve as a facilitator for grid extension, be an enabler for renewable technology and be a vital component in ensuring that EU’s energy goals are realised.