Modern and smart distribution networks

Innovative solutions for energy transmission


The transformation of the energy landscape makes working at innogy more exciting than ever before: these days, smart distribution networks and energy measurement devices no longer belong to tomorrow’s world – we are already working on them. As a strong regional partner, innogy supports the municipalities and citizens in implementing their energy efficiency and climate protection goals.

Security of supply through modern distribution networks

If you are an engineer with conceptual experience, who likes to take on responsibility and already has the electricity supply of the future in mind, you’ve come to the right place. Through planning, construction, maintenance and operation of the distribution networks supported by innogy, we are responsible for the transmission of electricity and gas. It is not enough to simply generate renewable energy – it also has to get to where it’s going – to the consumer. Our pilot projects give an idea of how this could be even more efficient and affordable in the future.

Pilot project “Smart Country” – Distribution network of the future

How can the energy transition work in rural areas? The Rhineland Palatinate region wants to move entirely to local resources such as biomass, geo-thermal energy, solar and wind power and thus became innogy’s partner on the “Smart Country” pilot project. In Bitburg-Prüm in the Eifel district, we are using real network conditions to test how a fragmented infrastructure can provide consistent renewable energy – even when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing. Both our company and our project partners can gain valuable insights from the results, from which innovative solutions will develop.

AmpaCity – Future energy supply in big cities

Together with our partners, we worked on the “Ampacity” project to integrate and launch operation of the world’s longest super-conductor cable into the electricity grid of the city of Essen. The one-kilometre-long cable connects two substations in Essen’s city centre. This technology is highly efficient and space-saving, and transmits five times the volume of electricity of conventional cables, with almost no losses. The project is a role model worldwide for the further development of distribution networks in big cities.

Join us to drive forward these and many other innovative projects!


Wilfried Fourné