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Presidential Roundtable summary: how do we deliver an electricity grid fit for the net zero transition?

Date
27 November 2023

Countries worldwide are facing the same challenge: how do they quickly decarbonise their power networks while also reliably meeting the energy demands of their populations?

The ICE convened a virtual roundtable in conversation with senior infrastructure experts globally, chaired by ICE President Anusha Shah.

Previously, the ICE had convened a discussion with the Energy Networks Association focusing on collaboration to accelerate the energy transition.

This roundtable examined the challenges countries are facing in terms of delivering grid upgrades in the timescales needed, exploring what decisions need to be made quickly and what the power sector needs from governments to be able to deliver.

The discussion primarily covered:

  • How do we deliver an electricity grid fit for the net-zero transition?
  • What are the challenges of delivering grid upgrades in the timescales needed?
  • What policy decisions need to be made quickly by governments?
  • How do we factor in nature-positive solutions into the design and delivery of the grid upgrade process?

Presidential Roundtable summary: how do we deliver an electricity grid fit for the net zero transition?

Content type: Policy

Last updated: 27/11/2023

Author: ICE policy team

  • Laura Cunliffe-Hall, policy manager at Institution of Civil Engineers