Integrated energy system planning

To move toward net zero while safeguarding a reliable and affordable energy supply, an integrated approach to energy infrastructure planning is indispensable. This involves structural design as well as the selection and integration of suitable technologies along a detailed investment roadmap to achieve a defined set of objectives, such as sustainability, energy efficiency or pricing targets.

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End-to-end energy masterplan

Optimize energy infrastructure development

End-to-end energy masterplan

To move toward net zero, an integrated energy strategy is indispensable. Siemens supports you in developing a detailed energy transition roadmap based on overall energy system objectives (e.g., decarbonization targets) and constraints (e.g., locational, technological, regulatory). AI-based simulations help evaluate the optimal energy mix and configuration of generation, storage and energy conversion technologies. The close alignment of capacity expansion and grid reinforcement needs across voltage levels and energy carriers unlocks significant cost savings and optimized system performance.

Adaptive investment planning

Determine robust yet flexible infrastructure expansion plans

Adaptive investment planning

Infrastructure investment decisions have long-term effects. And while these can only be fully judged in hindsight, they must be made today. Adaptive investment planning seeks to define investment plans that are robust, while integrating options for flexibility in their design to accommodate future changes in relevant factors, such as demand, supply, and infrastructure. Undesired lock-in effects and "points of no return" are highlighted and can be either avoided or deliberately agreed on. Continuous monitoring and analysis enable the resulting plans to be steered in the right direction.

Handling uncertainties and risks in planning

The understanding of uncertainties and risks determines the best performing long-term energy system that adequately reflects the customer‘s strategic considerations and objectives.

Agile scenario modeling

Energy infrastructure planning depends on a broad set of variables that can rapidly change, such as demand structure, political framework, import/export, commodity pricing or technology developments. Siemens' agile scenario modeling helps create a detailed understanding of the key influencing factors. In expert discussions, key uncertainties are identified. The consequences of infrastructural solutions are then efficiently evaluated with comprehensive modeling and simulation. The resulting prioritization of scenarios can be used as improved input for the development of robust end-to-end energy planning.