The planned data centre at Jæren could be one of the world’s most energy efficient. The centre’s location, the technology used and the use of surplus heat in other businesses could all lower the centre’s carbon footprint. The project can contribute to innovation on a national level while also boosting regional growth.
The European Commission has called for a 25-fold expansion in the EU’s offshore wind capacity, reaching 300 GW in 2050 and implying the use of hybrid projects combining generation and interconnection. Power market design will need to adapt to meet these ambitions. The Commission asked THEMA to help identify the appropriate arrangements.
Transmission grid tariffs are expected to increase in the coming years due to high levels of network investment. THEMA has helped the regulator to revise the regulatory model governing Statnett’s revenues.
New analysis ranking potential e-fuel production sites’ in the Nordics highlights the importance of low power prices, by-product revenues and plant size. Thanks to low power costs, the top 15 sites are all located in Norway and Sweden.
In a new report for Statnett, “Redispatch and Countertrade Costs –
The Impact of German Bidding Zones”, we analyse the grid bottlenecks in Germany and discusses option for how these can be handled efficiently.