Expanding Renewable Generating Capacity by 2030

Round Table Discussion: Technology and Policy Challenges
Brussels, January 08, 2009

The purpose of the Round Table will be to investigate options and necessary steps to integrate the North Sea and Atlantic offshore wind and the Southern European and North African solar thermal into the European power grid. We will consider the role of existing hydroelectric systems and the development of smart-grid technologies for demand balancing. Participants will try to identify the necessary steps to achieve a large-scale integration of renewables – in an order of magnitude of 30% or more of total EU firm generating capacity – by 2030.