Consultation on the Scenario Report 2040 to be used for the future development of the electrical energy grid of Luxembourg
- Public Consultation -
A safe and efficient electric transmission and distribution grid is essential for the future development of the Luxembourg economy and a prerequisite to integrate additional renewable energies in order to achieve the Luxembourg and European climate protection goals.
The planning of a sustainable, future-proof electrical infrastructure becomes more and more challenging due to the uncertainties of future economic, social and environmental developments. The transition to a post-carbon society will bring huge changes in the economic/industry, mobility/transport and domestic sectors and have a significant impact on the future grid development.
Higher electrical peak loads and consumptions have been identified due a.o. to the expected increase of the Luxembourgish population, the switch from fossil fuels to electricity for mobility and heating purposes and due to an increased demand by new services and industries.
With the digitalization of the energy grids, smart and innovative applications for energy management applications will change consumption patterns and impact the operation of the distribution grids.
In order to stay in line with the EU-targets concerning a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the electrical grids must be adapted consequently to accommodate the generation increase of renewable energies, and an increasing utilization of electric vehicles.
Creos Luxembourg developed and analysed different possible scenarios up to the year 2040 based on Luxembourg’s integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP LU) published during the year 2020, on former reports and own assumptions (RES potential studies, Rifkin strategy report, E-mobility scenarios, DATA-Centres outlooks). The scenarios outline different possible paths towards a post-carbon energy system in line with EU targets and the national development objectives defined by the government.
All the analysed forecast scenarios show a growth of the grid loads up to 2040 and a pressing need to increase the electrical energy import and transmission capacities of the Creos high voltage grid. The further development of the transmission grid and regional reinforcements are necessary, despite significant efforts to improve energy efficiency and a more extensive use of renewable energies.
Based on the Scenario Report 2040 Creos will further assess the future infrastructure development requirements and include the needed projects in its grid planning.
Between 1 November 2020 and 1 December 2020 (inclusive) Creos will run a public consultation on the proposed scenarios.
To conclude, Creos would like to highlight that the security of supply and the reliability of the networks are Creos’ core objectives. Efficient, flexible and reliable transmission networks are essential for a reliable supply of electrical energy.
The related “Project 380” foresees several measures to ensure this supply in the future. The project represents a new, future-oriented replacement construction that provides a better cross-border connection between Luxembourg and Germany.
More information concerning the “Project 380” are available here:
1 November – 1 December 2020 (inclusive – 18H00)
Document for consultation:
The document for consultation is the Scenario Report 2040 (dated 29 October 2020) prepared by Creos. The figures used for the scenario report represent the latest available data.
Through this consultation Creos is looking forward to hear your opinion on the approach, assumptions and draft results presented in the Scenario Report 2040.
Where to send your contribution:
Please send your contribution before the 1 December 2020 18H00 at latest to following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org - Object: Scenario Report 2040