Europe’s distribution grids are the backbone of the digital and energy transition. They connect the dots by integrating the majority of renewables, enabling the creation of new services for consumers, and ensuring a reliable electricity flow. €375-425 billion of investments are needed to make them fit-for-purpose in an increasingly decarbonised, decentralised and digitalised power system. While this may seem challenging, the overall societal benefits massively outweigh the economic impact. Where these investments need to take place? What are the main drivers of this transformation? What policy changes are needed to trigger these investments?
Undertaken with EDSO and Monitor Deloitte, our study provides a first ever analysis of the amount of distribution investment needed at EU level. Check our full report, policy recommendations and specific analysis in 10 of the EU Member states.Country investment plans Country scenarios Policy recommendations Download all graphs