Industry Events 2017

ENTSO-E Annual Conference Brussels, 5-6 December

Set Plan Conference Bratislava,           1 December

WindEurope Conference & Exhibition Amsterdam, 28-30 November

European Utility Week Amsterdam,     3-5 October

EERA Annual Conference Copenhagen 21 August


Past Industry Events 2017

ACER Annual Conference Brdo (Slovenia), 29th June

InnoGrid 2020+ "The Innovation Power" Conference Brussels, 26-27 June

CEN and CENELEC Annual Meeting Edinburgh, 21-22 June

SolarPowering Europe Brussels, 21 June

Eurelectric Annual Convention & Conference Estoril (Lisbon), 19-20 June

EU Sustainable Energy Week Brussels, 19-25 June

CIRED 24th International Conference & Exhibition on Electricity Distribution Glasgow, 12-15 June

PROMOTioN Event at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 London: “Tackling the challenges for a meshed HVDC offshore grid”, 7 June

Energy Infrastructure Forum Copenhagen, 1-2 June

Intersolar and ees Europe Munich, 31 May-2June

EU Green Week Brussels, 29 May-2 June

Hannover Messe Hannover, 24-28 April

3rd EU Energy Summit: An EU Policy benefiting Citizens, Consumers and Businesses Brussels, 21 March

SolarPower Summit Brussels, 7-8 March

ACER-CEER Joint Conference Brussels, 23-24 January

Who are we?

T&D Europe, the first European Association of the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Equipment and Services Industry, aims to promote the common technical, industrial economic, environmental and political interests of the European electricity transmission and distribution manufacturing, and product derives solutions industry.

T&D Europe was created in March 2008 by the merger of two European committees: CAPIEL HV and COTREL. It represents all relevant European national associations. The companies represented by T&D Europe account for a production worth over € 25 billion, and employ over 200.000 people in Europe.

T&D Europe is a driver for advanced solutions and technologies in the field of electricity networks, encouraging an energy-and cost-efficient as well as an environmentally friendly infrastructure.


Breakfast Debate: “Benchmarking European electricity grids: How supporting smarter grids will help providing Clean Energy for All Europeans”

European Parliament Industry, Research and EnergyCommittee member Peter Kouroumbashev (S&D) is hosting a breakfast debate in cooperation with T&D Europe on 12 September in Strasbourg. The debate will discuss the future of the European electricity grid in the context of the Clean Energy for all Europeans legislative Package.

12 September 2017, 8:00-9:30

Strasbourg, Louise Weiss Building

Salon Zone Canal for more information.


Free flow of energy data :T&D Europe hosting a joint session at EU Sustainable Energy week with ESMIG

For the electricity networks to develop their digital potential, it is ssential to ensure that data is available. Beyond the smart meter, using technical data allows to adapt the network to the demand and supply, managing energy in an efficient way and reducing losses.

As grid technology suppliers, T&D europe and ESMIG, the European association of smart meters manufacturers, IT and services providers for multi-commodity metering for consumers are hosting a session on “ Free flow of energy data – empowering consumers and improving network management” at the EU Sustainable Week in Brussels on 21 June. The European Commission, electricity distributors, energy services providers and consumers associations will debate with us on how to make sure the energy data can be used to improve the network for all.

Rome Treaty at 60: Energy sector organisations share the European Dream

On 24 March 2017, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome that laid the foundations of today’s European Union.

A common energy policy was at the heart of the European project right from the beginning. Sharing our resource in the most efficient way possible was critical to revive the European economy and  bring European citizens out of the scarcity of post-war time.

Today in 2017, energy transmission organisations ENTSO-E and ENTSO-G, distributors in EDSO for smart grids, clean energy generators in SolarPowerEurope and WindEurope as well as technology providers association SEDC and T&D Europe issued a statement to share their European Dream of clean energy, innovation and jobs.


Grid digitisation and interconnection in focus at the T&D Europe event “Reinventing electricity”

T&D Europe held its annual energy policy event in Brussels on 29    November. Focusing this year on how to best respond to the      Energy Union ambitious goals by the means of digitisation and  interconnection, our “Reinventing electricity” conference      gathered around 100 attendees from the EU institutions, the grid  technology industry and energy regulators.

In his keynote speech Kilian Gross, from the Digital Society and Industry Commissioner Gunther Oettinger’s cabinet, underlined the importance of the energy sector in the digitisation process on the industry and the profound changes this revolution will bring to energy generators, transmitters and consumers in the near future.

In the panel discussions, Commissions officials outlined their objectives and vision for the new electricity grid, in a dialogue with Members of the European Parliament bringing society concerns in the heart of the debate. Grid technology industry CEOs provided their experience on the groundin digitisation and interconnection development in and outside the EU, and their views on how to keep EU innovation at the forefront of the world’s clean energy technology.

Electricity networks – a crucial infrastructure for the European energy transformation requiring holistic and smart development Position Paper

Harmonized Cyber Security standards for the European Union Electric Grid Position Paper

TDE Policy Event 2016 Interconnection Panel

TDE Policy Event 2016 Digitization Panel


T&D Europe in EU events

Energy Infrastructure Forum

The T&D Europe President Gerhard Seyrling participated on 23 June 2016 in the second Energy Infrastructure Forum, in his presentation he insisted that “speed of deployment is of utmost importance and not sufficient today. Whereas the European T&D industry has done its homework by developing many solutions to support the energy transition over the past 10 years, It is now up to policy makers and networks operators to accelerate deployment”.

EU Smart Grid Task Force

The T&D Europe Vice President Bertrand Hugoo participated on 1 June 2016 in a workshop organised by the EG3 of the European Commission Smart Grid Task Force, in his presentation he underlined that the manufacturers of innovative electrical grid technologies represented by T&D Europe are in a position to support users (TSOs, DSOs, Power Generators of any kind, prosumers and consumers) in moving to widespread implementation of innovative solutions enabling European grids to support the political targets”.

Horizon 2020 projects





The PROMOTioN project, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, was launched in January 2016.
The project’s objective is to analyse the positive effects of a joint offshore electricity infrastructure based on meshed HVDC (high-voltage direct current) grid technology. T&D Europe is partner of the project consortium, supporting the execution of advisory activities and facilitating the discussion among companies. Three key technologies will be developed and demonstrated: diode rectifier offshore converters, multi-vendor HVDC grid protection system, and the full power testing of HVDC circuit breakers. Furthermore, a regulatory and financial framework will be developed for coordinated planning, construction and operation of integrated offshore infrastructures, including an offshore grid deployment roadmap for a future offshore grid system in Europe.


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FAQ and answers on SF6 used in switchgears

The electrification alliance-Electricity for an Efficient and Decarbonised Europe

T&D Europe is hiring a new Secretary General through the Orgalime Partnership Department. Interested in a challenging position dealing with smart technologies and energy transition? Please apply before 23 June

PCI eligibility criteria too stringent: T&D Europe responds to consultation on Smart Grids PCIs list Brussels, 29 May

T&D Europe position on warranty conditions for SF6 gas tightness Brussels, 22 April 2017

Gerhard Seyling reelected as T&D Europe President Brussels, 30 March 2017

Energy Stakeholders Statement on the 60th Anniversary of the Rome Treaty Brussels, 24 March 2017

T&D Europe Position Paper on the Clean Energy Package Brussels, 22 March 2017

T&D Europe contribution to 2016 CEF mid-term review Brussels, 27 February 2017

Joint Declaration for an EU industrial strategy Brussels, 16 February 2017

Press release T&D Europe welcomes ETIP SNET initiative Brussels, 19 December 2016

EU Smart Networks Innovation Platform ETIP SNET starts its work Brussels, 14 December 2016

T&D Europe Press Release on the Winter Package Brussels, 30 November 2016

Electricity networks – a crucial infrastructure for the European energy transformation requiring holistic and smart development Brussels, 29 November 2016

Harmonized Cyber Security standards for the European Union Electric Grid Brussels, 29 November 2016

ETIP “Smart Networks For The Energy Transition”: Joint Industry Input for 3rd Governing Board Meeting Brussels, 13 September 2016

T&D Europe appoints new Secretary General Brussels, 20 September 2016

Guidance Paper on EU CE Marking Legislation (MV and Power Transformers), 5 August 2016

Guidance Paper on EU CE Marking Legislation (High-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear), 5 August 2016

T&D Europe Position paper on EU future electricity market design Brussels, 19 July 2016

R&D Strategy for the EU Energy Union Brussels, 14 July 2016

Position on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme Revision Brussels, 13 July 2016

Press Release: First anniversary of the Ecodesign Regulation for transformers Brussels, 4 July 2016

Research, Innovation, and Competitiveness Strategy for the Energy Union Brussels, 31 May 2016

2016, time to deliver an ambitious power market reform Brussels, 5 April 2016

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