OIES Podcast – Energy Networks in the Energy Transition Era

Energy networks are infrastructures that transfer energy from the production source to the consumers’ premises. They constitute various forms of technologies ranging from established networks, such as electricity and natural gas, to emerging grids, such as hydrogen, heating, and cooling. The net-zero carbon target will result in a significant change in energy systems with important implications for energy networks. At the same time, energy networks are now increasingly becoming interdependent because of network coupling technologies such as power-to-X solutions. An integrated approach to the planning and operation of these networks thus is required to lower the use of primary energy, provide flexibility to integrate variable renewable energy resources and lower the cost of achieving a net-zero target. In this podcast David Ledesma, Distinguished Research Fellow, talks with Rahmat Poudineh, Director of Research for Electricity Programme, about the implications of energy transition for energy networks, and the ways in which these infrastructures should adapt to the challenges of decarbonization.


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  • Energy Networks in the Energy Transition Era

    By: Rahmat Poudineh

    As infrastructures that connect the energy source with the energy use, energy networks constitute a crucial element of national and global energy systems. They also play a key role in helping with balancing supply and demand, thus ensuring that energy is not only available in the right places but also at the right time. Energy […]

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