In light of the international climate change debate and the Danish Government's objective of ensuring continued integration of large amounts of renewable energy and development of well-functioning electricity and gas markets towards 2025, the importance of holistic, long-term planning is obvious. Energinet.dk is tasked with developing the energy infrastructure so that it is sufficiently robust and flexible to meet energy and environmental policy objectives - nationally and internationally.
Energinet.dk's system planning focuses on the balance between considerations in terms of security of supply, preparedness, the environment, sustainability, markets and economic efficiency.
On the electricity side, managing system operation, ensuring sufficient generation capacity, and integrating large amounts of wind power and local electricity generation are still key words and focal points for the planning work. The electricity infrastructure must support the increased use of renewables, and this places new demands on the system.
The gas side is characterised by an increasingly urgent need for new infrastructure to ensure the accessibility of gas in the long term.
Energinet.dk's planning work addresses these tasks and challenges.