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The expansion of the electrical grid is one of the most critical infrastructural undertakings that Germany needs to tackle as part of its “Energiewende,” or energy transition.
This position paper provides an empirically robust outlook on the prospects of Germany’s distribution grid operators. It is based on a survey conducted according to the Delphi approach, in which 28 experts from the power supply and grid industries were asked for their views on the crucial themes and developments in the grid industry over the next eight years.
The expansion of the electrical grid is one of the most critical infrastructural undertakings that Germany needs to tackle as part of its energy transition, which means phasing out nuclear energy and replacing it with renewables. Most public attention in this context is focused on distribution grids.
Ninety-eight percent of the German grid system is used for distribution. In addition, about 97 percent of renewables generators feed their power into that system. These grids were originally designed for distribution only, and they are now facing enormous challenges.
The Delphi Study Entwicklungen in der Netzindustrie in Deutschland bis 2020/The Evolution of the Electrical Grid Industry in Germany by 2020 was launched in November 2012 in Germany.
April 15, 2013
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