The Danish energy system is facing major changes, and these changes might become visible in the landscape affecting people living in these areas.
– For us to be able to support the transition for green energy and ensure that this is done as efficiently and gently as possible for landowners and neighbors, we need input on how to expand and restructure the electricity and gas systems – even if some of these changes may first occur in many years, says Stine Grenaa, Vice President of System Development at Energinet.
By 2040, the power grid must be able to carry twice as much electricity. By then we need electricity for many more things, including electric cars as we phase out petrol and diesel – and in electric heat pumps in private houses and district heating. Furthermore, the electricity must be carried over much greater distances: As the power plants close or run for fewer hours, the electricity production will no longer take place close to the big cities and consumption centers but far out at sea by wind turbines or in sparsely populated areas by new photovoltaic systems.
At the same time, our future gas consumption will derive from biogas plants scattered across the country – and the consumption will decrease. However, some industrial companies located in different places across Denmark will continue to request gas. Therefore, there will still be a need for transporting the gas, just as there may be a need for transport of hydrogen through an infrastructure that may not yet be established.
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