Driving forces and mini scenarios for the future electricity distribution grid
Challenge and objective
The electricity distribution grid is undergoing major changes due to electrification to meet climate goals and a transition is needed to the future Smart Grid. Identification of driving forces and scenarios for the transition will help understand the opportunities and challenges for the future grid.
Driving forces for the electricity distribution grid are updated and new mini scenarios are developed in accordance with trends and development since the start of the FME CINELDI.
Some driving forces are strengthened and enhanced (such as climate change and electrification), and geopolitics is a new group of driving forces.
New mini scenarios are developed related to digitalisation, electrification, flexibility, and security of electricity supply.
Impact for distribution system innovation
The driving forces and mini scenarios provide a foundation for developing appropriate strategies for the transition towards a flexible and intelligent electricity distribution grid that is also robust and cost-efficient.