The Friends of the Supergrid (FOSG) is very pleased to welcome DONG Energy as new member of the Association.
With more than 30 years experience in wind power and more than 20 years experience in developing, building and running wind farms, DONG Energy will provide a relevant contribution and expertise to FOSG in order to progress policy towards the construction of a pan-European Supergrid. Having world-leading utilities on board as DONG Energy further strengthens the supply chain the Association is bringing together to deliver the Supergrid as the future electricity system that will enable Europe to undertake a once-off transition to sustainability.
“ Anders Eldrup, CEO of DONG Energy commented :
“An on-going expansion of offshore wind power across Europe is one of the core building blocks in a low carbon future. But our vast resources of offshore wind can only be exploited if the power can be distributed effectively to the consumer. We need to accelerate the development of transmission infrastructure to integrate renewable energy sources into the electricity market. As a market leader within offshore wind DONG Energy strongly supports the efforts by Friends of the Supergrid to push this critical agenda forward.”
FOSG initial proposal on the possible design, financing and regulatory principles that could apply to the future European Supergrid can be downloaded at www.friendsofthesupergrid.eu
FOSG counts on 21 members including: 3E, ACS-Cobra, ALSTOM, CESI, CG Power Systems, DEME Blue Energy, DONG Energy, Elia, General Electric, Hochtief Construction AG, Mainstream Renewable Power, UK National Grid, Nexans, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Prysmian Cables & Systems, Red Eléctrica of Spain, RTE-France, Siemens, Vattenfall, Visser & Smit Marine Contracting and wpd offshore.
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About Friends of the Supergrid
The Friends of the Supergrid (FOSG) is a group of companies and organisations which have a mutual interest in promoting and influencing the policy and regulatory framework required to enable large-scale interconnection in Europe. With a special insight into the technology needed to create Supergrid the Friends will be empowered to build the know-how to deliver it in practice.
FOSG combines companies in sectors that will deliver the High Voltage infrastructure and related technology, together with companies that will develop, install, own and operate that infrastructure. The Friends will design the physical equipment, and work alongside the companies that will build the structures at sea, so that both are empowered to compete and win. The risks of providing this new transmission service will be reduced by the early knowledge gained during the policy formation and design stages.
FOSG is able to present ‘cradle to grave’ interconnection solutions to policy makers and others looking to develop energy policy across Europe through to 2050.