New digital technologies are breaking down the traditional boundaries within the energy sector, opening the door to a new era of flexibility. Smart demand response, sector coupling and energy systems 4.0 – the opportunities are countless to make the most of the energy transition. Above all, the digitalisation of the power system has proved to be extremely efficient for network operation and integration of renewables, reducing the need for curtailment and other measures such as capacity markets.
Building on the International Energy Agency’s successful report on “Digitalisation & Energy” published in November 2017, SolarPower Europe highlights the many reasons why European policymakers should embrace this revolution and “go digital” when thinking about future electricity market design.
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