innogy is the answer to the big trends that are changing the energy sector worldwide, and in Europe and Germany in particular: decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitalisation. These trends are reflected in its three key business areas of Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables.
The drive to reduce carbon emissions is a worldwide trend. Many countries in Europe have also committed to expanding renewables. The current focus is on electricity production and only to a lesser extent on heating and energy for the transport sector.
Decentralisation of our energy systems would be unthinkable without digitalisation. Networking and automation are increasing at breakneck speed – for both grids and customers. They expect individual offers and interactive options – spawning new digital markets and services.
Increasing volumes of power being fed into the grid from renewable sources presents big challenges for distribution system operators . To ensure ongoing security of supply, substantial investment is required in further development of smart grids.