Renewables Won’t Save Us If The Electric Grid Is Not Ready

David Blackmon, Forbes

May 28, 2021

As the renewable energy generation increases, the complex energy flows require significant innovation and investment in redesigning the grid infrastructure.

Currently, the world is focusing on reducing carbon dioxide emissions. There are news articles from all over the place that the era of hydrocarbons is coming to an end. But the world is not ready yet. According to the 'Renewables Won’t Save Us If The Electric Grid Is Not Ready' article by David, renewable generation in 2020 accounted for only 17.5% of the US energy mix.


Deloitte predicts that this number will increase to 50% by 2050, but it is a fact that fossil fuels will continue to play an important role in our lives shortly soon. The path to the energy system of the future is not straightforward, and policymakers and governments must be prepared for this changing energy system. Production and consumption are of course important, but the distribution of energy across the grid is also an important part of the process. The grid ensures that electricity is supplied from producers to consumers, while at the same time balancing supply and demand and keeping the system stable.


Most of these grids were built in the early 20th century and were designed for simplicity. It is not suitable for renewable energy generation and management. These complex energy flows require significant innovation and investment in redesigning the grid infrastructure. As the Paris Climate Agreement and the United States' renewable energy plans are progressed, new energy systems need to be overhauled. The transition to future energy systems will require a lot of investment in infrastructure for the process. It is good to increase the renewable energy generation.


However, as renewable energy is the energy obtained from nature, many restrictions are depending on the climate. Also, since it is produced in many regions, the efficiency of the system required to manage and distribute it is important.


Everyone is dreaming of generating 100% renewable energy shortly, but this is not known when it will be. We, ENPOSS, want to participate in the process of transition to the energy system of the future.


We will strive to balance supply and demand by introducing energy efficiency so that electric products can be used with less energy generation.