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30 Jan 2019, 13:37
Sören Amelang

Digitalisation of energy transition makes only slow progress – report

Clean Energy Wire

Digitalisation is key for the success of Germany’s energy transition, but progress remains slow, says the report by consultancy EY commissioned by the economy and energy ministry (BMWi). Implementing the 2016 law on the digitalisation of the energy transition “lags in many areas,” meaning “the legal timeframe and real progress on the digitalisation of the energy transition diverge; more time will be necessary than originally planned,” states the report.

“Digitalisation changes existing structures, processes and solutions fundamentally. This requires a new way of thinking and acting from all participants, which has not yet been widely accepted,” the report says. “The digitalisation of the energy transition is a large and complex infrastructure project in a dynamically changing environment, and affects a wide variety of technologies, market players, authorities and interest groups. This requires a new type of cooperation between all parties involved.”

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