What is the future of energy?
One things for sure, you & I (the consumer) will play a key role in shaping it as our needs for warmth, light, power and, increasingly, mobility change.
We're currently in a period of transition, moving from being on the edge of the energy system to having more control from where our energy comes from and how we want to consume it. With more & more businesses looking to provide energy cleanly, cheaply and efficiently, we can take an active role in making sure it doesn't cost the earth.
Really interesting article discussing energy as a service, decentralised energy, demand side response, V2G and the vital role of the consumer.
With energy as a service, consumers will have more choice in how energy is produced, and the environmental impact of its production, which could lead to more of a focus on locally produced energy. Thanks to the continuing reduction in costs of renewable energy technologies like wind and solar power, we could see the old economies of scale being turned upside down so that generating and using energy locally will represent better value than generating power in relatively few, large, centralised, locations.