The Guide - Season 2 | 2021

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The Flexibility Issue

In this issue, we explore the theme of flexibility. We highlight how data is unlocking greater adaptability for utilities and consumers, and how generation technologies, the grid and traders are adapting for a low-carbon landscape. And our focus on innovation shows that the greatest flexibility in the energy transition is one of mind-set.

What does flexibility mean to you in the context of the energy sector? Flexible generation? Absolutely: the ability for turbines and engines to ramp up and down to balance demand has become crucial.

As has the need for flexible grids. Trading has never been more flexible, and data is enabling much or all of the above. And the consumer – once passive and the last stop on a finite electricity journey – is now engaged and able to choose who supplies their energy, whether it is ‘green’, and even how they might generate it and store it themselves.

Read on the Ed's Note by Kelvin Ross, Editor-in-Chief, Enlit Europe:

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