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Digitisation is entering every facet of the energy transition, none more so than for grids and energy infrastructure. With the increasing complexity of grid operation, data is a vital tool to ensure the security of supply.
Sabine Erlinghagen is CEO of the grid software division at Siemens. In this week’s episode, David and Sabine examine how grids operators are adapting to the new data-driven world and what is means for the energy transition.
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Current policies around the energy transition place emphasis on the democratisation of power generation and the rise of prosumers. But while the energy system of the future may be decarbonised and digital, it will also be less decentralised than we envisage, say Thomas Boermans and Michael Stautz of E.ON
Both high energy prices and the recent geopolitical developments have increased the pressure to gain energy independence. Now is the right time to add renewable capacity to the grid and thus accelerate the energy transition. However, this also requires some new technologies to be introduced, says Johan Söderbom of EIT InnoEnergy
Energy efficiency measures, coupled with renewables, are the right tools for achieving carbon neutrality and protecting our energy sovereignty, says Francesco Venturini of Enel X Global Retail
Smart buildings are energy-saving, sustainable buildings. Clustered into smart city districts, they play a crucial role in climate protection. The adaptive, open-source technology to make this possible is already available, says Matthias Rebellius of Siemens Smart Infrastructure
Electricity networks are buckling under the impact of increasingly frequent and severe climate events. Given the amount of climate change already locked into the atmosphere, this is an issue that will only worsen, forcing assets and infrastructure to adapt. The tools to deal with the problem are available—but it will take a lot of money and political will to avert disaster
Clean energy technology is becoming more efficient and powerful, while more money than ever is seemingly flowing into renewables. But administrative barriers thrown up by red tape and permitting bottlenecks threaten to put a damper on the energy transition
In episode one of Energy Enablers, Siemens Smart Infrastructure's Matthias Rebellius discusses the role digital products can play in advancing the energy transition
The emergence of low-carbon, distributed energy systems and innovative business models in Africa could provide tips to operators on the future of grids elsewhere in developed markets
Vietnam’s mobility sector is beginning to gain momentum but will soon hit the buffers unless national charging infrastructure can emerge
Grid operators are not maximising the system capacity, resulting in wasted or lost clean electricity. A concerted effort to boost digitalised grid management could help save money and power, says Amir Cohen of EGM
Seeking cheaper alternatives to expensive and time-consuming physical upgrades, grid operators are increasingly turning to digital solutions. While some projects are already underway, slow-changing regulatory frameworks mean the rollout is sluggish