Yesterday it was announced by a major grid provider, that the Dutch electricity networks of Limburg and North Brabant Regions in the Netherlands are operating at full capacity. These regions represent around 20 percent of the Dutch population. This means there is a temporary ‘stop’ on all companies that want a connection to the grid or feed energy back into it.
The grid provider is a leading European electricity transmission system operator (TSO) with its main activities in the Netherlands and Germany. Being responsible for over 23,900 kilometers of high-voltage connections and in total supplies electricity to more than 42 million end-users.
According to provincial authorities, this situation is unacceptable. VNO-NCW and MKB-Nederland said “The lack of capacity is very worrying for companies which are doing their best to become more sustainable. This will have grave consequences for the energy transition and comes just as we want to stop the use of gas”.
What are the consequences of this situation?
New businesses will not be able to get a connection to the grid, which will completely halt any plans. For some energy companies, this creates an existential threat, as the energy they generate can’t be sent back to the grid. However, opportunities will also emerge based on technological innovation. One of the key possibilities to speed up the energy transition is the use of energy storage systems, powered by renewable energy sources.
Short-term solutions have been considered, for instance, to compensate users that reduce the use of electricity during peak hours. However, the challenge is going beyond these quick solutions. The reality is that as a society, we all need to drive to long-term solutions. That involves not only authorities, but also individual and cooperative decisions.
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