Trend input for a picture of the future of electricity distribution grids
The energy transition is changing the German energy system. Energy production is becoming increasingly volatile and decentralized, while the heating and transport sectors are becoming electrified. The shutdown of centralized power stations and the increase in decentralized renewable energies is shifting the balance from transmission grids to distribution grids. This transition is currently in full swing. There are many innovative trends & new solutions that are now shifting the processes in the energy sector.
The starting situation
The ZVEI – Germany’s Central Association of the Electrical and Electronics Industry – represents the joint interests of the electrical industry and the associated service providers in Germany and internationally. With policy suggestions for the fields of research, technology, environmental protection, education and science, the ZVEI is a trendsetter of technological progress.
The energy market is highly regulated and also extremely dynamic. Developments in photovoltaics, electric storage, wind power, heat pumps, electromobility – these are just a few of the keywords in the industry. Even further developments are just around the corner. Driven by the phase-out of nuclear power and the fact that more and more consumers are starting to produce energy by themselves, the electrical industry is facing a turnaround.
Electricity distribution grids 2030
"Some of the trends in the study really took us by surprise. New approaches that we were not previously aware of were of particular value to us."
"With the help of the study, we were able to enter into dialogue with representatives from politics and business."