Importance of Innovative Grid Technology

“Increasing the use of the existing grid is more cost-effective and less disruptive to communities and the environment than traditional solutions.”

Innovative grid technologies

The proven innovative grid solutions that currENT members provide are more efficient and less expensive than conventional ones, and can quickly release additional capacity within the existing grid.

The energy transition depends on the successful operation of power networks: this is why optimisation and overcoming transmission congestion is so crucial.

These modern grid technologies:

Enable the integration of an increasing share of renewables

Enhance the mitigation of climate change in line with COP 21 and the European Green Deal

Help Transmission System Operators (TSOs), Distribution System Operators (DSOs) and governments meet their European and national energy and climate objectives, without compromising on security of supply or affordable customer bills

Help TSOs and governments provide fast-to-deploy solutions when the detailed needs of the medium term future are difficult to anticipate. In doing so they avoid stranded investments that customers ultimately shoulder through their bills.