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E.ON’s study on impacts of e-mobility

E.ON’s four distribution network operators have commissioned Consentec to analyze the impacts of e-mobility. By analyzing the expected consumption patterns caused by high penetration of e-mobility, fears of very high simultaneities could be rebutted. The subsequent simulation of grid expansion based on detailed models for medium and low voltage networks has proved that the volume of expansion will be feasible. Additional costs associated therewith will be comparatively manageable, even in the case of a 100 percent penetration. Furthermore, the study has quantified the benefits of potential charging control concepts. E.ON has presented the main findings of the study in a press briefing.


Study on Options of Improving the Electricity Network Tariff System published

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has published the final reports on the study “Options of Improving the Electricity Network Tariff System in Germany to Support a Secure, Environmentally Sound and Economically Efficient Energy Transition”. In cooperation with Fraunhofer ISI, Consentec has examined current issues regarding incentive and cost-distribution effects of electricity network charges. On this basis, manifold options for improvement of the tariff system have been assessed with regard to their effects and feasibility. A separate report is dedicated to the expected development of network charges until 2030 for various types of network users in case the tariff system remains unchanged.


EC study on “Investment incentives in electricity and gas infrastructure in the EU”

The EU Commission has awarded a study contract to an international consortium with Consentec’s participation, aiming at analysing the national regulatory systems for electricity and gas TSOs with regard to their incentive properties for investments in innovation and security of supply. In addition to interviews with network operators and regulatory authorities, we are conducting a short survey in order to seek the view of further interested stakeholders. Interested organisations and individuals are cordially invited to participate in the survey under this link.


Consentec enhances consulting team

Effective October 2017, M.SC. Wirt.-Ing. Thaddaeus Kreisig joins the consulting team of Consentec as junior consultant.


Study on the evaluation of underground cable projects according to EnLAG and BBPlG completed

Commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Consentec has evaluated, in cooperation with Bosch & Partner GmbH, Berlin office, and Professor Dr. jur. Hans-Joachim Koch, Hamburg, recent experience related to underground cable projects in the electricity transmission sector with respect to technical design, planning and construction processes, operation and legal aspects. The projects under review have been pilot projects provided for in the German legal acts EnLAG and BBPlG. Among others, the consortium has investigated issues related to the implementation of the Federal Government’s decision to give priority to the undergrounding of direct current lines on the extra high voltage level.


Consentec enhances consulting team

Effective May 2017, M.Sc. Wirt-Ing. Mustafa Akguel joins the consulting team of Consentec as junior consultant.


Study on the impact of new cost allocation principles on the network tariffs published

Commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (Bundesamt für Energie, BFE), Consentec has analysed the impact of potential new arrangements for the allocation of network cost among voltage levels (vertical cost allocation) on the level of network tariffs in Switzerland. Against the background of increasing dispersed generation, BFE has designed different options of vertical cost allocation principles considering the influence of dispersed generation on the power flow situation in the network. The study analyzed the effects of these design options on the level of network usage charges and, as a consequence, on cost allocation among consumers in differently affected network areas. The final report is available on the website of BFE.