The development of the electricity power grid plays a decisive role in the upgrading of the system of electricity power supply. The grid has to be adapted to meet new requirements. The upgrading and renewal of the distribution networks is progressing but slowly. The fault often lies with the protracted legal processes involved. Under the Energy Strategy 2050, these procedures will be accelerated. In particular, access to the Federal Court will be limited so that a legally binding decision can be reached more rapidly. Parliament aims to make further improvements with the revision of legislation under the Electricity Grid Strategy, which it approved on 15 December 2017.