Smarter use of the grid! Policy measures for more efficient use of electricity infrastructure

In the coming years there will be more demand for increased grid capacity than network operators can meet. At the request of Netbeheer Nederland, CE Delft carried out a study of policy measures that may reduce this shortfall. The research question was: What policy measures can mitigate the shortage of electricity infrastructure by using the grid more efficiently?

By means of five case studies we identified bottlenecks that are currently causing the network to be used inefficiently. These are bottlenecks in tariffs, subsidy mechanisms, policies or technologies. We also identified policy measures to resolve these bottlenecks. We selected eight of these measures because they are all under the influence of the government or network operators, have the potential to reduce the infrastructure deficit and have not been implemented as yet.