Energy sources are becoming more diverse and more geographically distributed. Thus, in the future energy generation will take place in many more locations, often driven by market mechanisms. Most of this energy will have to be transmitted and distributed to customers through existing and new electricity networks. To accommodate this increased diversity, significant expansion and reinforcement of our transmission grids will be necessary.
Such a future also means that energy flows at the transmission level, as well as in the distribution grids, will become more dynamic and more unpredictable. In order to accommodate these developments, the grids will be operated more efficiently using advanced monitoring and intelligent control systems—a development towards intelligent electricity networks.
At the same time, service reliability will become increasingly important. This will be an important driver both for the sound design and engineering of power delivery networks and also for the effective maintenance of those networks.
Innovative tools and techniques to enhance network flexibility
DNV KEMA understands these developments and is actively participating in creating this future. We are already focusing on creating flexibility in networks, using innovative tools and techniques.
We also are involved in the creation of major new transmission systems, up to the highest transmission voltages, both overhead and underground. DNV KEMA is guiding utilities to improve their performance and helping them to standardize for improved reliability and lower costs.
With over 80 years serving the energy and utility industry, DNV KEMA offers clients the experience, expertise and passion needed to evaluate the technical effects of decisions regarding electricity transmission and distribution.