12 December 2019

Elia and 50Hertz publish a joint study on futureproofing the EU energy system towards 2030

From the perspective of two system operators (Elia in Belgium and 50Hertz in Germany), Elia Group wants to raise awareness about the increasing challenges on both the grid infrastructure (hardware) and the market design (software) of the European interconnected electricity system. The joint study ‘Future-proofing the EU Energy System towards 2030’ proposes two levers to realise the next phase of the energy transition in a timely and efficient way with maximum welfare for society.

Key messages :

  • The timely completion of the planned grid infrastructure in the run-up to 2030 is the first and most important lever for realising the energy transition with maximum welfare and benefits for society. In our role as market facilitator, we see potential options for an improved market design.
  • The proposed Flex-InMarket design allows the market to have a better control of the flows in line with physical constraints.
  • This enables a more efficient use of the grid. Elia Group calls for dialogue and a further elaboration of the proposed market design concepts at a European level.

Marleen Vanhecke
Head of Communication & Reputation Elia Group
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