Joint statement on the proposal for a Net-Zero Industry Act: key recommendations

On 16 March, the European Commission published a proposal for Regulation on a Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA), a key tenant of the Green Deal Industrial Plan. T&D Europe, E.DSO and Europacable strongly welcome the push to increase the Union’s competitiveness by moving forward the clean energy transition. To ensure the NZIA will enable the most appropriate support to the electricity grids and infrastructures, we would like to share the following recommendations:

1. Ensuring all enabling technologies from transmission to distribution are represented as ‘grid technologies’ under the strategic net-zero technologies
2. Reaching the Union’s annual deployment needs for grid technologies can only be achieved with future-planning investments
3. Clarify how the Act will enable investment to meet the EU’s ambitious target of manufacturing grid technologies domestically

Find our recommendations in more detail here