Decarbonization and Load Management
- Dec 24, 2021 12:21 pm GMT
The serious issues the industry faces as governments require utilities to move towards Net Zero Emissions (NZE) are significant. In order to meet these demands utilities will have to integrate a raft of new options into their grid networks. Perhaps we should use new jargon and call them “grid ecosystems”, as they are not the old central power station/grid/substation/user paradigm, but more of a web or network of different systems interacting, which is more like an ecosystem than a linear top-down structure.
Load management is going to be a major feature of this ecosystem. As has been discussed many times on Energy Central, bidirectional energy systems where users sell electricity back to the grid, perhaps from their EVs or solar panels, or enable smart appliances to operate when price is low, will be part of this development.
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