Together with E-Bridge Consulting, 50Hertz has created the Energy Transition Outlook 2035 and published it in July 2016. The study encompasses a range of expectations of possible scenarios for the energy transition in Germany. Based on this range, the study illustrates the consequences of these scenarios and draws conclusions for efficient grid investments. Grid planning based on TSOs and DSOs sharing the same expectations for the energy transition is fundamental. Within the scope of the project, the Energy Transition Outlook Part II will be created in close collaboration with 50Hertz and the DSOs.
E-Bridge supported 50Hertz in the development of an Energy Transition Outlook 2035 and the network vision 2050. To meet the electricity, decarbonisation and renewable policy objectives of the German government, significant grid development in the transmission system will be required.
There are different approaches to reach these policy objectives.
E-Bridge supported 50Hertz based on its transmission network planning experience with the energy scenarios and network aspects of reaching the targets.
The study encompasses a range of expectations of different but realistic scenarios for the energy transition in Germany. Based on this range, the study illustrates the consequences of these scenarios and draws conclusions for efficient network investments onshore and offshore for 50Hertz until 2035.
E-Bridge supported 50Hertz in the development of the network vision 2050. In close collaboration with 50Hertz, E-Bridge reviewed and updated the scenarios and supported 50Hertz in market- and grid analyses. The review of the scenarios and the classification of the newest developments were based on future expectations for TSOs and DSOs. The outlook for 2050 was developed to determine how the ambitious climate goals can be reached without any further significant grid investments after 2035, considering innovations, new technology, digitalisation and sector coupling.