In 2030, the energy supply will have changed significantly.
The outline of the national transition agreement, which was
established by the SEC (Social and Economic Council), clearly
point in that direction. In anticipation, both a market and
customer orientation are essential. For the grid operators,
this requires a change in the way they work, based on the
vision that the energy supply in 2030 will be different in the
- The energy supply will be integrated, sustainable, more decentralised, European, and new energy sources will have developed.
- The customer has a need for privacy, has the freedom of choice as to whether and how he or she is active in the energy supply (just as consumers or also as a co-producer) and he or she can opt for different service levels. Compared to today, there will be many new companies, services, products and propositions.
- Grid operators proactively facilitate the free energy market by adjusting the characteristics of their grids and service provisions in a timely manner. They offer services that lead to system optimisation over the energy carriers.
- It no longer involves a power grid, a gas grid and a heat/cold grid, but rather these grids merge towards ‘the energy grid’.
- Grid operators make intensive use of data communications to quickly respond to customer needs.