News Digest Item
10 Jul 2018

Digitalisation key to successful energy transition – distribution system operator


Smart distribution grids are a pre-requisite for the success of Germany’s transition to a low-carbon energy system, according to a press release from Westnetz, Germany’s largest distribution system operator. While Germany’s energy transition has been challenging thus far, the biggest obstacles still lie ahead, said Stefan Küppers, Westnetz’s managing director for digitalisation and special technology. “We have to rethink our energy system from scratch,” he said. “Future complexity in the energy system can only be solved by digitalisation.”

Read the press release in German here.

For background, read the dossiers The energy transition and Germany's power grid and The digitalisation of the Energiewende.

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