Offshore Grids: Towards a Least Regret EU Policy

TOPIC 5 - Semester 3 (June 2011 - January 2012)

led by François Lévêque

With this report, we investigated the needs for a particular EU regulatory framework to support the deployment of offshore grids in a 2020 policy perspective (and were acknowledged as a reference by Mr. Adamowitsch, the European Coordinator for Offshore Grids).


Academic Publications

Leonardo Meeus, François Lévêque, Isabel Azevedo, Marcelo Saguan and Jean-Michel Glachant
Offshore Grids: Towards a Least Regret EU Policy”, Network Industries Quarterly, Volume 15, Issue 2, 2013, pp. 6-10

Related Links

The THINK report was extensively mentioned in annex of the annual report by Mr Adamowitsch


LogoSupergrid2013 THINK was finalist in the Supergrid 2013 Award for the best Supergrid-related project of the year 2012


Advanced webinar on Grid Connection of Offshore Wind Farms
Presented by Leonardo Meeus


"Case Example on Electricity Grids: Offshore Transmission Investment", Leonardo Meeus – Presentation at Florence School of Regulation’s Summer School on Regulation of Energy Utilities, Florence, 25-29 June 2012

“When in Energy Policy is Gradual Change not enough? The Case of Offshore Grids”, Isabel Azevedo – Presentation at the 9th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM 2012), Florence, 10-12 May 2012

"Offshore transmission investments How to regulate these investments? Who should act?", Leonardo Meeus – Presentation at the North Seas Countries' Offshore Grid Initiative (NSCOGI) Copenhagen, 18-19 April 2012

“Offshore Grids: Towards a Least Regret EU Policy”, Ronnie Belmans – Presentation at the Strategic Energy Technology Plan Conference organized under the Polish Presidency of the EU Council, Warsaw, 28-29 November 2011