The future power system – technology scenarios and infrastructure needs

Even though the European Union has decided on a set of long-term goals for the energy system, it is not yet clear how and with the help of which technologies these goals will be achieved. However, planning and building new infrastructure takes years and requires long-term forecasting on what the future power system will look like. This session addresses questions such as:

  • What are the determinants of long-term grid planning?
  • How would a more decentralised roll-out of renewables affect grid requirements?
  • How would a bigger roll-out of storage affect grid requirements? What about energy efficiency?
  • How can long-term grid planning address different possible scenarios?