Promoting renewable energy generation
Input and correlations relevant to theme
We are increasingly seeing that consumers and businesses are generating their own energy. As a result, network operators are facing numerous issues, such as their renewable energy feed-in capacity or their ability to take responsibility for the promotion of renewable energy.
Consumers and businesses are increasingly generating their own energy. Network operators are not permitted to distinguish by customers and their energy choices. As we advance towards the new energy system, energy generation based on fluctuating sources such as solar and wind is becoming increasingly important. In this context, we participate in pilots together with other parties, such as suppliers and consumers, in order to learn practical lessons. Customers expect us to help them make new energy choices.
Our long-term objective
All municipalities must complete their district-by-district plan for the transition from gas to clean energy by the end of 2021. Alliander is assisting in the problem-solving and planning process with its knowledge and experience of existing energy networks in order to avoid suboptimal choices and unnecessary costs for society. Alliander wants to connect all new local generation in our regions on a year-to-year basis.
Contribution from Alliander
Alliander wants to respond actively to the changing energy landscape and future developments. In 2019, we tried out smart charging and smart design solutions on 'test beds' in order to gain experience with these innovative technologies together with customers and other partners. We also engage in business activities in the field of heating and help customers make responsible energy choices.
Relationship with Alliander impact model: manufactured capital, natural capital
Renewable energy feed-in has a positive effect on customer well-being. An increasing share of renewable energy leads to a reduction of carbon emissions in the supply chain.
Correlation with strategy
Long-term regulatory focus
Support for customers in making choices in ‘Achieving sustainability in energy supply and operations’ section