Who are we?
T&D Europe, the first European Association of the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Equipment and Services Industry, aims to promote and defend the common technical, industrial economic, environmental and political interests of the European electricity transmission and distribution manufacturing, and product derives solutions industry.
T&D Europe was created in March 2008 by the merger of two European committees: CAPIEL HV and COTREL. It represents all relevant European national associations. The companies represented by T&D Europe account for a production worth over € 25 billion, and employ over 200.000 people in Europe.
T&D Europe is a driver for advanced solutions and technologies in the field of electricity networks, encouraging an energy-and cost-efficient as well as an environmentally friendly infrastructure.
T&D Europe is a partner in two projects supported by the EU Seventh Framework Programme, namely Grid+ and e-Highway2050.
GRID+ is a Coordination and Support Action created to implement and support the management, planning and networking process of the European Electricity Grids Initiative (EEGI) during 2012-2014, for a period of 36 months, both in the EU and beyond its borders. The EEGI represents one of the European Industrial Initiatives under the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). Five critical issues concerning the electricity system and involving all stakeholders are addressed in this project: costs, benefits, KPIs, knowledge sharing, and financing. More information about this project is available here.
The e-Highway2050 project is aimed at developing a methodology that can support the planning of the Pan-European Transmission Network, as a means to ensure a steadfast delivery of renewable electricity and pan-European market integration. The project will bring about a modular development plan for possible electricity highways and present options for a comprehensive pan-European grid architecture, based on various future power system scenarios. More information about this project is available here.
T&D Europe Executive Committee Networking Dinner hosted in the EP
Brussels, 5 December 2013
On the occasion of its Executive Committee meeting on 5 December 2013, T&D Europe organised a networking dinner in the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Prof. Jerzy Buzek. The dinner provided an opportunity for T&D Europe members to interact with important EU representatives and industry stakeholders in the areas of energy policy and electricity infrastructures. An introductory speech was delivered by Prof Buzek, insisting on the need to complete the EU Internal energy market. He then gave the floor to Mr Bertrand Hugoo, Chairman of the T&D Europe Executive Committee.
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