The Future of Grids: Perspectives for Operators of Gas and Electricity Grids


The decarbonisation of mobility and heat supply will pose major challenges for utility grid operators. Electricity distribution network operators are taking on more tasks with Redispatch 2.0 and the management of interruptible consumption facilities and will compete for funding for the increasing investment needs with other energy industry fields of activity.
Gas distribution system operators have to keep an eye on the long-term investment perspectives due to the replacement of fossil natural gas with green gases as gas consumption continues to rise. The prospects with green hydrogen are basically there, but it remains to be seen if and when hydrogen will be available in what quantities for household customers and heat supply.
With equity interest rates falling and regulatory requirements rising at the same time, the pressure to manage assets sustainably and reduce costs will increase.

Please note: The event will be held in German only.


Tuesday 20. Apr 2021 | 10:00 – 13:00 | E-world Community Free of charge

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Christian Seelos, ener|gate, Chefredakteur
10:00 Welcome and Introduction
Christian Seelos, ener|gate, Chefredakteur
10:10 Future of Gas Grids: the Path towards a Hydrogen Economy
Ulrich Ronnacker, Open Grid Europe GmbH, Leiter Recht und Regulierung
10:30 Reallabor Westküste 100 - Modellregion für eine erfolgreiche Transformation des Gasnetzes
Dr. Kay Bareiß, Thüga AG, Innovationsmanager
10:50 Sustainable Investment Strategies for Electricity and Gas Distribution Grids
Dr. Matthias Koch, Rödl & Partner, Partner
11:10 Redispatch: Current Developments
Bernd Petermann, Bundesnetzagentur, Beschlusskammer 8, Beisitzer
11:30 Closing Discussion with the Speakers
12:15 1:1 Networking Sessions

After the event, you will have the opportunity for digital networking in the E-world Community. Via a "Matching Engine", participants receive suggestions for interesting discussion partners who also attended the event, based on their profile information. Appointments of 15 minutes each can already be arranged in advance.

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