Limited grid capacity risks throttling Europe’s energy transition, the continent’s top wind and electric power federations – WindEurope and Eurelectric – have warned ahead of a meeting Thursday under the patronage of EU energy commissioner Kadri Simson.

The ‘high-level electricity grid forum’ hosted by the European association for the cooperation of transmission system operators (ENTSO-E) will bring together transmission and distribution system operators and stakeholders to discuss how Europe’s power grids can support the huge expansion of renewable energy.