In order to move forward, we must look back and kicking off, not only a new year but a new decade, the time is right to reflect.
The signal of seismic change is rife across the globe. As chaos arises and climate change causes disruption throughout the world, there is a great need to tackle the damaging impacts. And while the energy industry has overcome many ‘resiliency’ challenges, climate change is the biggest one yet.
2020 has the potential to bring a wave of change, but in order to do so we must first understand the historical moment we live in now and how we got here.
This is a great reflection, looking at the transition of energy over the last 30 years highlighting what energy resilience means and how it has changed over time. There is no shortage of resilience talk in the energy industry – but has it always been like that?
30 years ago, the concept of resilience held a very different and less pressing connotation than it does today. From moving away from centralised energy infrastructure to growing renewable energy demands, the dialogue around resilience has come a long way.
Energy resiliency is a term we should be expected to hear more of in 2020, but is conversation enough? For a truly resilient grid actions must replace words. Energy storage and attractive policies to promote innovation will be critical while resilient requirements and measures will need filtered through clean energy targets and guidelines.
This decade will be a time for industries and governments to envision resilient innovative infrastructure and here at Hyperion we are more than ready to help drive that transition.
Hyperion partner with the most innovative cleantech companies, enabling them to find extraordinary people. We are intrinsic to the growth of a strong and prosperous cleantech economy and will work effortlessly to help companies deliver the most resilient systems we possibly can through 2020 and beyond!
The energy industry has overcome many “resiliency” challenges. Climate change is the biggest one yet.