The 10th session of the European Union–Pakistan Joint Commission was held in Brussels on 15 November 2019. The plenary of the Joint Commission was preceded by sub-group meetings on trade; development cooperation; and democracy, governance, rule of law and human rights on 13-14 November 2019.
For the past 10 years, the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) has been committed to the sustainable development of necessary electricity grids. Expanding the grid to connect renewable energy sources (RES) to consumers and to facilitate the use of RES across Europe is an essential and efficient way to decarbonise the economy. However, a RES based energy system will need more than grids to provide the required system flexibility. Significant changes are needed to successfully manage and efficiently achieve the energy transition. New flexibility options need to be developed to control frequency and voltage and new technologies are needed to provide long-term energy storage, among others.
A new European legislative package is required to address these needs and we want to investigate what are the key elements of such a forward looking “Climate Neutral Integrated System Package”.
Brussels, 28 October 2019.