Who are we?

T&D Europe, the first European Association of the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Equipment and Services Industry, aims to promote 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.


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The PROMOTioN project, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, was launched in January 2016.
The project’s objective is to analyse the positive effects of a joint offshore electricity infrastructure based on meshed HVDC (high-voltage direct current) grid technology. T&D Europe is partner of the project consortium, supporting the execution of advisory activities and facilitating the discussion among companies. Three key technologies will be developed and demonstrated: diode rectifier offshore converters, multi-vendor HVDC grid protection system, and the full power testing of HVDC circuit breakers. Furthermore, a regulatory and financial framework will be developed for coordinated planning, construction and operation of integrated offshore infrastructures, including an offshore grid deployment roadmap for a future offshore grid system in Europe.


Project website: www.promotion-offshore.net

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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.


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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.

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