Study: “The distribution grid operator of the future – enabler of the Energiewende”
Decentralised renewable energy sources increase the importance of local distribution grids for making Germany’s energy transition work, a new study on municipal utilities by consulting agency Ernst & Young (EY) says. Distribution grid operators become “enablers of the Energiewende” by ensuring a decentralised, secure and cost-efficient integration of new energy sources in the power system, the authors write. The digitalisation of their activities, aided by the roll-out of so-called smart meters, was the most important tool for the country’s municipalities.
Read the study in German here.
See the CLEW dossiers Utilities and the energy transition and Small but powerful – Germany’s municipal utilities for background.