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The report on “Innovating grid technologies for sustainable energy” workshop is out!

21 December 2017 - Following the first two editions in 2015 in Paris and 2016 in Berlin, the third dissemination workshop of the EU-funded Best Paths project took place on 22 November 2017 in Madrid (Spain). The workshop was titled “Innovating grid technologies for sustainable energy”. It was organised by Greenovate! Europe, hosted by Red Electrica de España and Iberdrola, and moderated by Antonio Iliceto, representing Terna as Consortium Chairman.


The event brought together over 70 participants, including members of the R&D community, representatives of similar European initiatives, as well as the industry.


The overall objective of the event was to raise the awareness of professional stakeholders about the novel technologies being developed in Best Paths, exchange best practices and discuss the role of innovation in the energy transmission sector.


The structure of the workshop reflected these objectives. The first and the second parts of the event were dedicated to an overview of the project and to detailed presentations of the 5 demonstrations.


The last part included a presentation by Luis E. Ruiz López de la Torre Ayllón, Deputy Vice Director General for Energy Efficiency (MINETAD) and a panel discussion on how to promote open innovation in the European electricity grid.


Read the detailed report on the workshop “Innovating grid technologies for sustainable energy”


The PowerPoint presentations are available below:


Introduction to the Best Paths project by Vicente Gonzalez Lopez, Project Coordinator, Red Eléctrica de España

Demo 1: Multiterminal HVDC links in offshore windfarms

Demo 2: Multivendor interoperability

Demo 3: Upgrading of multiterminal HVDC interconnectors

Demo 4: Innovative repowering of AC corridors

Demo 5: DC superconducting links

How to promote open innovation in the European electricity grid? The perspectives of ETIP SNET and CIGRE by Konstantin Staschus

Open innovation in regulated business by Luis E. Ruiz López de la Torre Ayllón (Spanish Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda)