Remaining competitive through careful network planning.
Renewable energies, altered load profiles - the energy transition increases the requirements for the gas and electricity grids. Careful network planning is therefore essential. It limits the grid fees and ensures competitiveness.
Gas network: Differing needs, new supply options
The gas network must be continuously adapted to new demands and energy sources. Even though the energy consumption of many gas consumers is declining thanks to increasing energy efficiency, demand is still rising in some regions. Due to the shift from German and Dutch L-gas production to H-gas, other suppliers such as Norway and Russia need to be found. In addition, LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and green hydrogen offer new supply options.
Electricity grid: absorbing fluctuations in supply and demand
In 2020, renewable energies covered approximately 50 per cent of German electricity consumption. The challenge for electricity grids: volatile electricity generation from wind and solar energy. The grid must be expanded where the potential of renewable energy sources is greatest. In addition, new consumers such as electric vehicles and heat pumps create new load profiles on the demand side. In order to expand the networks in a demand-oriented and cost-efficient manner, feed-in and demand must be considered equally and their quantities must be forecast reliably. Different expansion scenarios can quantitatively underpin their probable development.
Gas & Power Distribution: A selection of our services
Demand & Volume
Forecasts By means of demand and volume forecasts, we establish the quantitative basis for network planning for all energy carriers. For this, we apply our tried and tested bottom-up models. The results are then incorporated into our studies - for example scenario framework and expert reports.
We simulate electricity and gas flows in Germany and Europe using network models.
As a project office, we handle the process management for network development planning: For transmission system operators, we take care of organising, moderating and documenting the process.
Public Participation & Consultations
In the context of public participation and consultations, we moderate stakeholder dialogues and advise our customers on their conceptual design.
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