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Enabling the Energy Revolution


Energy is a scarce resource which we must learn to manage more carefully if we are to meet the challenges of climate change and ever increasing demand for energy.


The global energy sector is on the verge of fundamental and revolutionary change, as over the next five years we see the transition away from fossil fuels and nuclear power to a future where all of our energy needs are met by renewable energy.


Renewable energy requires new types of infrastructure to be developed in order that its benefits can be fully harnessed and optimised. This infrastructure includes;


  • Energy storage so that energy can be available when the sun is not shining and the wind doesn’t blow.

  • The widespread availability of smart meter technology which will facilitate new models of billing and tariff setting.

  • Smart grids, which, in the developing world will become the norm for new energy supply. In Africa only 13% of the continent’s population have access to a stable electricity grid.

  • Control systems for effectively balancing supply and demand, to ensure all resources are optimised.

The energy revolution will in turn facilitate a radical change in consumer behaviour for example;

  • Electric vehicles will become the norm placing new demands on all electricity grids.

  • Energy storage solutions will become a key part of the energy mix for homes and businesses.

  • Peer to peer energy trading and new local smart grids will emerge as an alternative to traditional centralised energy supply.

  • New global players will emerge to provide bespoke services to customers in the new clean energy economy.

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