Enabling Europe's net zero vision by proactively developing its power grids

A co-authored paper by WindEurope and Hitachi Energy

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There is no point in generating renewables if we cannot deliver them to where they are needed. That’s why power grids are the vital link to the future energy system.

The European Union has committed to cut greenhouse gas emission by 55% by 2030 in order to reach climate neutrality in 2050. It has been widely recognized that electricity will be the backbone of the energy system when it comes to a clean energy transition. Renewables, led by wind and solar, will play a central role in the shift from fossil-based power generation, with evolving energy carriers like hydrogen complementing direct electrification and helping to address harder-to abate sectors. However, all of these measures will only be successful if power grids will be available in due time and with the right capabilities.

The grid needs to evolve considerably- which will require:

  • Pro-active planning and implementation
  • Collaborative stakeholder groups
  • Holistic thinking and trust

Download the paper to gain deeper insight into the way forward for grid infrastructure.