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Congestion and capacity management for power grids – A strategic approach on how to break the gridlock

To meet Europe’s climate targets, power grids need to accommodate greater amounts of renewable energy, being transported over ever longer distances in a reliable and secure way, while dealing with increased demand from electrification of industry, -transportation and -home appliances.

According to DNV’s latest Industry Insights research, 69% of energy industry professionals indicate that grid infrastructure cannot adequately connect sources of renewable energy to areas of high demand. Major constraints within power grids are grid congestion and capacity limitations. For system operators, being able to support and accelerate the energy transition, urgent action is required to move the strategy into execution. Prioritization is needed to enable solutions for the different stakeholders in generation, power grids and demand.

In this webinar, our expert Frank Jacobs, Business Director Congestion & Capacity Management, introduces the DNV framework for congestion and capacity management, combining the different solution directions in asset management, grid operations, markets and regulations to prioritize actions and enable value in the short and long term.

Guest speakers:

  • Ben VoorhorstBen Voorhorst joined TenneT in 1995 serving until 2021. For 14 years, he held various roles on the executive board, including COO. Voorhorst actively participated in ENTSO-E for 4 years as a board member and 2 years as President. In 2022, he became the Special Coordinator for grid congestion at the Ministry of Climate and Energy Policy in the Netherlands. Currently, he’s working as a non-executive advisor. 

  • Dr. Jonas Eickmann, WestnetzDr. Jonas Eickmann completed a PhD on simulation and optimization of congestion management at the transmission level from RWTH Aachen University. He played a key role in developing Redispatch processes and tools in system operations at 50Hertz and later at BDEW, offering insights from a DSO perspective. Dr. Eickmann was responsible for Redispatch 2.0 at Westnetz and, following the innogy-E.ON merger, at E.ON from 2019 to 2022.

This webinar is of great interest to transmission and distribution system operators, renewable energy suppliers and regulators in Europe.

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