Let me rephrase the headline: 'Are Grid Operator Managements Ready to Adapt Digital Twins for Handling the Challenges Imposed by the Net Zero Goals'.
Digital twins of the grid exist and have been in operation for long in the Scandinavian countries.
And currently we are seeing an increased awareness on digital twins based on the right platform as absolutely crucial in meeting the challenges imposed on utility grid operators. Allow me to link to a recent post in my LinkedIn profile on this topic:
Challenges like the aging workforce and the extensive implementation of new loads (consumption as well as decentralized production) to the existing grid.
The digital twin is not in itself the objective / goal. But it is an unavoidable prerequisite on the path to proactively operating our grid as outlined in this previous post here on energy central: