Renewable energy is key in the transition towards a low-carbon economy. The 2009 Renewable Energy Directive (RED) provides the relevant legislative framework for the member states and determines that by 2030 at least 27% of final energy consumption in the EU shall be delivered by renewable energy sources. The benefits of renewables extend well beyond CO2 reduction and also include greater security of energy supply, more innovation, increased employment and economic growth. The increased use of renewables, however, also presents a challenge to the member states. There is a need to provide more flexibility in the electricity grid to accommodate the electricity produced with renewables. Smart-grid technologies present a possible solution for this challenge.
This policy brief looks into:
- Why there is an increasing demand for flexibility in the electricity grid?
- How this flexibility can be provided?
- What the main challenges are?
- How Interreg Europe projects are dealing with flexibility in the electricity grid?
Download the policy brief.
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Our partner AREAL attended the National Meeting of Energy and Environment Agencies.
Highlighting the importance of European projects in the regional energy transition process.
The main objectives of the project are to support local communities in the energy transition and to acquire funds for the implementation of projects.
Regional Development Agency Centru will organize the 6th BIO4ECO international project meeting in Centru Region, Romania.
A fantastic opportunity for a dialogue with other likeminded organisations who face similar challenges with reduction of CO2 emissions in the built environment
The project partner meeting in Finland will include study visits, discussions on ZEROCO2 topics and a visit from Anneli Jäätteenmäki, MEP.