Upgrading The Grid To Make The Integration Of Renewables Easier & Cheaper

The integration of increasing shares of renewable energy into electricity grids is getting easier and cheaper. Smart grids, demand response, flexible wind turbines and storage are helping to do this. But we need to upgrade and expand the grid to secure the significant cost savings that an interconnected power market could offer. If renewables are to meet 35% of Europe’s energy needs by 2030, then investments in electricity grids need to be more strategic.