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Future improvement of the transmissions grid

Study for N-ergie AG

Under certain conditions the planned network development for the further expansion of the electricity network with high-voltage power lines could be reduced by more than 50%. This has been shown by a study carried out for the Nuremburg power company, N-Ergie.

Prognos worked on this research in collaboration with the University of Erlangen-Nuremburg and the Energie Campus Nuremburg. The authors of the study show how changing parameters in the integration of renewable energies impact on the electricity network as a whole. The result: Through the use of flexibility options and the adaptation of the framework conditions on the electricity market, the expansion of the power grid using high-voltage DC transmission lines as determined in the network development plan could, under certain conditions, be reduced by more than 50%. Furthermore, the study shows possible cost benefits for electricity customers by 2035.

Autor: Frank Peter (Prognos), Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm (FAU) Prof. Dr. Gregor Zöttl (FAU), Hanno Falkenberg (Prognos) Marco Wünsch (Prognos) Mirjam Ambrosius (FAU) Bastian Rückel (FAU) Christian Sölch (FAU)

Kunde: N-ergie AG

Jahr: 2016

Typ: Study

Tags: energy efficiency, energy conservation, renewably energy, climate protection, power supply