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What architecture for the EU's future electricity infrastructure? Impacts of decentralised and centralised generation on the transmission grid
The location of a large part of renewable capacity will be decided based on the availability of its resource. This means that a substantial amount of capacity will be installed in areas located away from consumption areas. At present, these areas tend to be weakly connected to the rest of the system. As a result, there will be a need for specific transmission connections as well as reinforcements to bring the new renewable power from the place of production to areas where it will be consumed.
This workshop will present new insights from the SET-Nav project on the impact of decentralised renewables on transmission grids. SET-Nav research will be discussed with policy-makers and industry representatives, with a chance for questions from the audience during the panel session.
The SET-Nav (www.set-nav.eu) project has the overarching goal of supporting strategic decision making in Europe’s energy sector, enhancing innovation towards a clean, secure and efficient energy system, financed by the European Commission’s EU Horizon 2020 programme.