Europacable co-moderates roundtable on undergrounding criteria at Final Best Grid Conference, Brussels

This Wednesday, Europacable co-moderated the roundtable debate “Overhead lines and underground cabling: Criteria for the use of underground cable technology on the extra high voltage level” in the context of the final BESTGRID Conference “Implementing Projects of Common Interest” hosted by the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) in Brussels.

As a first step, the discussion provided an overview of different legislative frameworks currently in place in EU Member States to enable (or not) partial undergrounding of extra-high voltage transmission lines. In a second step, criteria where identified which serve to decide when to underground. These include environmental, spatial, technical and cost aspects.

Participants from TSOs, Regulators and civil society concluded that it would be benefitial to align thinking on these approaches across Europe, notably when it comes to the implementation of cross border projects, including PCIs.

Please click here for more information on the conference.