Sector coupling generally refers to the networking of electricity, heat, transport and industry. Instead of developing solutions for the individual sectors, comprehensive approaches are to be pursued in the future which will achieve an overall optimum of the systems in terms of consumption reduction, decarbonisation and economy.
So far, however, the synergy potential can only be exploited to a limited extent, as regulatory framework conditions are often either missing or do not take into account the cross-sectoral aspect.
Another challenge for a successful sector coupling is the high degree of system integration, above all through the increasing use of fluctuating electricity production by wind and photovoltaic systems. Progressive digitalization covers the entire value chain, with interdependencies between production, trade, distribution and sales.
The first areas of application in which the objectives of sector coupling have already been successfully achieved are, for example, CHP plants (also in combination with demand site management in industry) and biogas.
Which regulatory framework conditions are given and are to be expected in the medium to long term?
Which application possibilities are offered by current technological developments and how can they be realized economically?
To what extent do I have synergy potential with my asset and product mix?
How can my company meaningfully participate in future opportunities?
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