Regional and Global Energy Interconnection (RGEI) Initiative
The Regional and Global Energy Interconnection (RGEI) Initiative facilitates the transition of energy systems to electricity-centred and interconnected modern energy systems. The RGEI initiative was launched at the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen/Malmö in May 2018. The RGEI aims to:
- Discuss enabling policy and regulatory frameworks for regional and global energy system integration.
- Build consensus on facilitating the energy transition through an increased share of renewable energy in energy
consumption and increased grid interconnection
- Encourage CEM member countries to engage in the RGEI process and seize opportunities for cooperation.
RGEI Members: China, Chile, Finland, Korea, South Africa, United Arab Emirates.
RGEI Coordinator: Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organisation (GEIDCO)
RGEI Contact: Zheng Zhu, firstname.lastname@example.org Yanqiu Bi, email@example.com
Strategic Priorities for RGEI in 2023
- RGEI will aim to establish itself as the primary global forum for regional power pools and regional energy market integration projects.
- Champion clean energy trade and enable decision makers to integrate large shares of renewable energy into the power system.
- Expand the pool of membership, partnership and support for RGEI among nations and organisations.
- Manifest RGEI as an active platform for the exchange of best practices between various regional efforts to establish multinational power pools and promote cross-border trade in clean energy.
- Provide toolkits and resources to RGEI members to support international institutional development and policy reform for cross-border clean energy trade.
- Address key concerns related to cross-border electricity and clean energy trade, including cyber security, regional dependency and energy security, and technology dependency.