Regional and Global Energy Interconnection (RGEI) Initiative

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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.


Regional and global energy interconnection

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, Yanqiu Bi,

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.