Together with 15 other organisations, FOSG co-signed a letter which was send to the EU Energy Ministers on 05 February 2015, ahead of the informal Energy Union Summit in Riga, Latvia.
The letter called for a smart, interconnected and resilient electricity system as a critical element to deliver the objectives of the Energy Union and encouraged Ministers to discuss the key challenges in developing this system, focusing on 6 points:
A clear political direction for the development of electricity infrastructures;
Ensuring that regulatory regimes and financing instruments start driving grid investments;
The active fostering of public support;
The simplification of the permitting challenge;
A Proposal for a clear framework to “address allocation of costs and benefits across borders when needed”.
Encouraging the development of electricity interconnections with Europe’s neighbours.
The letter was also sent to the EU Energy Minister, Permanent Representations, Presiden Juncker, Vice-President Šefčovič and Commissioner Arias Cañete.