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Availability of infrastructure is the Achilles' heel of becoming net zero

The availability of the required supply infrastructure determines the acceptance and applicability of a technology and, last but not least, the success of the chosen path towards net zero. The timely availability and provision of a flexible, cost-effective supply infrastructure, which also addresses future energy imports and exports, determines the long-term social and economic success of a net zero society. 

Infrastructure must be affordable and appropriate

A net zerol economy, from which changed industrial and mobility structures are derived, places new demands on existing and planned energy, transport and communication infrastructures. Due to the long-term nature of the necessary investments and the enormous financing requirements for the construction and expansion of the corresponding infrastructures that meet the goals and developments of the economy and society, new operating models and, under certain circumstances, usage-dependent forms of financing are required in addition to a clear political commitment.

 

Thereby, previously unexploited optimization potentials with regard to the use of existing infrastructures and their adaptability to future requirements and expansion options must also be taken into account.

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In the case of usage-dependent financing (e.g. transport infrastructure), interesting political steering aspects can also arise that can contribute to the goals of the energy and mobility transition (e.g. Maut). It is clear that the transition to a net zero economy requires enormous investment volumes that must be borne jointly. Optimization potential of the capacities of individual infrastructure objects can help to steer investment volumes to where they can release the most synergies through an overarching coordination and adjustment in the interests of the general public and taking into account the respective cost-benefit aspects.

Transmission belt between the sectors with a sustainability factor

Supply infrastructure connects the individual sectors. Be it for the spatial exchange of energy, goods or people. Wherever synergies in the use of existing infrastructures and their capacities can be exploited, there is always an opportunity to make the entire supply network more sustainable and efficient. Be it through the intermodality of freight and passenger mobility, through the modernization of pipeline networks for future hydrogen transports, through the strategic merging of port capacities or through the expansion and retrofitting of the digital infrastructure. Supply infrastructure connects and enables sustainability also in the individual fields of use.

EMP AG - Planner and Optimizer  

Since 2005, the founders of EMP AG have been designing and evaluating the development and expansion of infrastructure projects all over the world in various roles and functions.

As recognized experts in development and expansion planning, in the evaluation of transactions in transport infrastructure, in the implementation of politically sensitive projects, in the creation of new operator models, in the commercialization of existing infrastructures, in the acquisition of financing and funding, in the realization of acceptance and participation formats as well as in the context of strategic and political discussions.

Our experience and our network contribute as a Plus+ to your individual construction and expansion planning.

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