Protecting nature with the help of new pylon designs

BirdLife recently published an article on the 6th European Grid Conference that took place in September 2016 in Brussels. Central topic was the future of the European electricity grid. Alice Collier from BirdLife refers in her article to the importance that this future needs to combine technical innovation with nature protection by means of developing new pylons that meet those requirements to protect birds and nature as a whole.

Another crucial aspect to consider for the FUTURE OF GRIDS. Artikel_GridEXPO

News. ch reporting on our exhibition and the “energy network of the future” conference in cooperation with the ETH Zurich, Renewables Grid Initiative and Swissgrid that took place in the premises of the ETH in the week of the 18th of June. Continue Reading →

Setting new directions in the debate on pylon aesthetics

Can local stakeholders open the discussion on grid aesthetics? Lübecker Nachrichten reports on the case of Ostholstein, where the ongoing plans of the new high voltage line encouraged a discussion on design of electricity pylons.
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Designer Pylons and Grid Expansions

That designer pylons may overcome the lack of enthusiasm for grid expansions in the German population is stated by a post of RheinEnergieBlog: This article displays those pylons that were featured by the GRID EXPO project.

Energy Bloggers feature Pylon Designs

Several characteristic pylon designs that are displayed by the GRID EXPO project are featured at 123energie Blog. A short overview and some impressions about those valuable models show once again that utility and art complement each other.

Revolve Magazine


GRID EXPO was recently featured in Revolve-Magazine. In preparation for the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 14) in Brussels a GRID EXPO online photo essay was put together with many different pylon designs that are part of the touring GRID EXPO. This full photo essay can be viewed here.

GRID EXPO in the media – 2013

GRID EXPO in the June/Juli 2013 TRAFFIC issue

Vorweggehen Artikel über die GRID EXPO 

GRID EXPO – Beauty of Power, Berlin 2013 – one of Slow Travel Berlin’s ‘what’s on’ picks

1st GRIDSPECTIVES Dialogue Forum, Berlin 2013 – Hugh Dutton Associés Paris reflecting on “The Aesthetics of the Energiewende”

Grid Expo @ CeBIT 2013 – Recap by Selph2


The idea of the touring Grid Expo in one minute – soon to come across Europe!