12 July 2021

8 leading European transmission system operators launch a common initiative to support the energy system to reach carbon neutrality

They have published a joint paper that highlights the key enabling role TSOs are playing in the establishment of a climate-neutral society by 2050.

Reducing their carbon footprint and developing their transmission infrastructure to integrate renewables into the system and support electrification are the main ways they are helping to achieve this goal.

12 July, 2021 - Reducing and limiting the carbon footprint of their own activities and value chains; expanding and developing their electricity grids to facilitate the integration of renewables and flexibility resources into the system; and supporting the direct and indirect electrification of different sectors of the economy: these are key ways 8 leading transmission system operators (TSOs) are helping to establish a climate-neutral society by 2050. In a paper published today, TSOs from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland have launched a joint initiative which highlights the enabling role they are playing in the energy transition and provides concrete examples of their enabling activities. The group of TSOs teamed up to further analyse how their activities contribute to decarbonisation and develop ways to support the energy system to become carbon-neutral. They are strongly committed to reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, supporting sustainable development and helping to transform the electricity sector as it moves from being fossil-based to being decarbonised.

Marleen Vanhecke
Head of Communication & Reputation Elia Group
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