Power Grids

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Our cable solutions are the backbone of the advanced power grids necessary to achieve the energy transition.

The key pillar of the energy transition happening worldwide is the shift from a fossil-fuel based energy mix to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources. Consequently, the integration of energy from such renewable sources requires enhancements of the power grids. Also, with the ever-increasing demand for electricity in the construction, transportation, and industry segments, grid enhancement is perhaps more crucial now than ever before, to accelerating the energy transition towards a net-zero future.

Prysmian power grids help grid operators and utilities, industrial companies, and installers transmit and distribute the energy that powers every aspect of our world.

We are unmatched in our overall manufacturing and installation capabilities, and have an unwavering commitment to R&D.

We design, produce and install High, Medium and Low Voltage underground cable systems, providing network components, value added engineering as well as asset monitoring solutions and services.

The role of power grids in enabling the energy transition

The EU has committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 55% - compared to 1990 - by 2030, a key milestone in reaching climate neutrality in 2050. According to the Commission’s scenarios, this will require renewables to represent 81% of the total EU’s electricity mix. The necessary condition for a complete transition to renewables and their integration into the energy system is a strong and interconnected grid. As a matter of fact, the Commission envisages 1300 GW onshore and offshore wind by 2050 (up from 180 GW today). The on-going electrification processes in residential, transport and industrial applications require a considerable expansion of existing grids. Strong and resilient connections between renewable generation sources and consumption areas are required to manage weather-related variations in energy supply and the integration of different energy sources to balance such fluctuations.  Next-generation grids must be designed to make power infrastructures stronger, more resilient and deliver maximum performance under any circumstances and in any configuration.

Connect to Lead in Power Grid

According to its new Connect to lead, business strategy Prysmian aims at seizing the opportunities stemming from the structural megatrends shaping the cable industry and become a global cable solution provider. In line with this mission, the Power Grids business unit:

  • Supports power grids upgrade with innovative technologies
  • Promotes grids resilience and sustainability
  • Fosters long lasting customer relationships