Friends of the Supergrid is pleased to announce the launch of ‘Supergrid 2013 Award’ for the best Supergrid-related project of the year 2012.
WHAT IS SUPERGRID
Friends of the Supergrid – FOSG are a group of leading global companies with a mutual interest in promoting the policy and regulatory framework required to enable a European Supergrid. Supergrid is defined as “a pan-European transmission network facilitating the integration of large-scale renewable energy and the balancing and transportation of electricity, with the aim of improving the European market”.
Supergrid is not an extension of existing or planned point to point HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) interconnectors between particular EU Member States. On the contrary, Supergrid will better integrate renewable energy into the continent’s energy mix and bring these renewable sources to lead centres across Europe.
Further information about our vision and concept can be found at FOSG website:http://supergrid.brussels/position_papers_proposals.aspx
WHO CAN APPLY
The Supergrid 2013 Award is assigned by the Friends of the Supergrid to a company, an institution, a journalist, an academic and a policy maker for its particular contribution to the creation of the Supergrid. FOSG member companies can not apply.
Contributing to the creation of the Supergrid can have several forms, such as:
- An interconnection project
- An investment in the supply chain
- A technical innovation or invention
- Research in the legal, regulatory, social or technical field
- Political or administrative action to promote the realisation of the Supergrid
WHEN AND HOW TO APPLY
Applications should be sent to Paola Testini, FOSG Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org – tel. +3225467578) by 31 December 2012.
Applicants will need to provide:
– details of the Institution/Organization/Initiative they represent
– a few sentences of motivation explaining the rationale behind their application
– detailed – description of the proposal
Moreover, applicants can provide further supporting documents that may include publications, brochures, advertisements, images and other documents. If those are in an original language other than English a brief summary in English should be provided.
The nominations are evaluated by an Award Committee which is formed by the Chairman of FOSG Board, the CEO and 2 members from the Board. The result of the evaluation will be known by end of January 2013.
The Supergrid 2013 Award will take place in the framework of Supergrid 2013 Conference in Brussels on 19 March. The price is honorary by nature. The winner of the prize will receive a diploma attesting the award win and a symbolic Award. Travel expenses will be covered.
Invitations to the SUPERGRID 2013 Conference of 19 March will be available soon.