Everyone probably knows the frustrating feeling of being stuck in an endless waiting loop. Unfortunately, this doesn't just apply to calls to insurance companies or customer service centres. 'Please hold the line' also affects our electricity grids, which are increasingly waiting for the urgently needed connection. The energy transition is stalling because grid expansion cannot keep pace with the rapid expansion of renewable energies and electrification. In this episode, we talk about the challenges and solutions that will also be discussed at the Future Electricity Grids 2024 conference in Berlin. Prof Dr. Jochen Kreusel and Dr. Philipp Strauß provide an insight into the current status quo and the latest developments in electricity grids.
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Jochen Kreusel is Global Head of Market Innovation at Hitachi Energy. Previously, he was responsible for the ABB Group's Smart Grids programme, where he held various management positions since 1994. At RWTH Aachen University, he teaches "Energy Economics in Liberalised Electricity Markets". He contributes his expertise on grids, sectors and intelligent control to the Steering Committee of the European Commission's Smart Grids Task Force and the Governing Board of the European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for the Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) and has been President of the European Association of Electrical Grid Equipment Suppliers, T&D Europe, since March 2023.
Dr. Philipp Strauß is Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology IEE. He is also spokesman for the board of DERlab (European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories e.V.), an association of over 30 research institutes and companies working in the field of smart grids and decentralised energy generation.