News Digest Item
10 Feb 2017

Sector coupling likely to push power demand from 2030 - study

Fraunhofer ISI

Power demand across Germany is likely to grow after 2030 as increased sector coupling facilitates the shift from other energy sources, research institute Fraunhofer ISI has found in an analysis commissioned by transmission grid operators. In all scenarios described by Fraunhofer researchers, national power demand until that year either develops steadily or decreases due to efficiency gains by improved technology, the institute said in a press release. It added that demand in urban regions was set to grow while at the same time decreasing in rural areas. By 2050, however, that trend would be reversed, Fraunhofer ISI explained: “The reasons are more sector coupling options as well as the increased use of e-cars and heat pumps.”

Read the press release in German here.

For background, see the CLEW factsheet Germany’s energy consumption and power mix in charts.

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