Facilitating the energy transition

The Climate Agreement is a prime example of transitioning together. People from all regionsand sectors have contributed to its formulation as well as its creation. The Climate Agreement was signed in 2019 and makes it clear as never before what our task is. Our efforts to facilitate the energy transition are guided by the Climate Agreement.

A major step forward

Our infrastructure is similar in many ways to today's motorways: heavily congested at certain spots, making it necessary for us to use the rush-hour lane. The number of requests for connecting wind and solar farms to our grid increased sharply in 2019. A major step forward was also taken in terms of electric transport. We therefore need to take measures in order to ensure that the energy transition remains feasible as well as affordable.

It is often said that knowledge is power, which certainly applies to the year under review. We made it our focus in 2019 to gain more insight into our grids through the use of data; grid analysis has been raised to the next level. This analysis helps us to ensure that the adjustments in our infrastructure which are needed for the energy transition remain affordable and manageable.

Insight into our grids

Data analysis helps us to identify the vulnerabilities and weak spots in our grid as well as where the grid still has free capacity. The focus on data as well as analysis has shown us how complex our ICT systems are and that they involve processes which are often far more laborious than imagined. While our ICT systems have been made more future-proof, we still have work to do. As a result, changes sometimes take longer to implement than hoped. We are all working hard on resolving this issue.

Five climate platforms

In this section on how we are facilitating the energy transition, we adhere to the themes highlighted in the five climate platforms set out in the Climate Agreement: Built Environment, Industry, Mobility, Agriculture and Land Use, and Electricity.