Friends of the Supergrid (FOSG), the organisation established to progress policy towards the construction of a pan-European Offshore Supergrid, has welcomed today’s statement by UK Prime Minister David Cameron supporting plans for a European Supergrid.
The Prime Minister made the comments as part of the UK-Baltic-Nordic summit being held in London. He announced that the countries’ Energy Ministers will work together through the North Seas Offshore Grid Initiative and share experience with Ministers in the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) to ensure planning, market, regulatory and technical challenges are overcome and the right framework created to support investment by industry in future projects.
FOSG was founded in 2010 and has grown rapidly to include some of Europe’s leading industrial players. Through the combination of their respective areas of expertise, the FOSG members have unique insight into the policies needed to create the Supergrid and have the capability to deliver it in practice.
Ana Aguado Cornago, Chief Executive of FOSG, commented: ‘We are delighted with the Prime Minister’s endorsement of plans for a European Supergrid and the UK Government’s recognition of the project’s huge potential contribution to securing Britain’s energy supply over the coming decades. Delivering the project will be a great challenge but support such as this will be an essential ingredient in making it a reality.
‘We have recently presented our proposal for the first phase of the Supergrid to be developed over the coming decade linking the UK, Norwegian, German and Belgian markets and the Prime Minister’s statement today is very welcome.’