Digitalisation is one of the key enablers for a successful energy transition towards a carbon emission free energy supply.
Member States have handed in their draft national energy and climate plans for assessment by the European Commission.
A coalition of organisations including T&D Europe have co-signed a letter making recommendations to the the Commission for addressing the contribution of demand side flexibility and system efficiency in the national plans.
These resources need to be taken into account as they would not only benefit and empower end-consumers, but would also reduce total system demands and costs, enable the integration of larger shares of renewables and contribute to building Europe’s clean and smart energy leadership.
Read the letter here in the position papers section.
T&D Europe, Europe’s grid technology providers, has always supported a responsible usage of SF6, and T&D Europe members have achieved a continuous emission reduction over the years. Discussions related to the existing EU F-Gas regulation open an opportunity to propose actions for further reduction of SF6 emissions in Europe.
Europe needs to accelerate the transformation towards a fully decarbonized electricity and system. The transmission, distribution and cable technologies are already available. To make the system future-proof it is necessary to unlock investments in grid reinforcement.
On the 13th of November, the European Parliament formally adopted new EU objectives for energy efficiency and the use of renewables.One step further for clean energy in Europe. By 2030, the EU aims at saving 32,5% of energy and will include 32% of renewables in its energy mix. In 2019 Member States will need to present concrete plans for achieving these goals. In practice, this means electrifying other sectors of the economy such as transport and heating but also using our energy in a much smarter way.