Flexible Futures: edie launches smart business blueprint for energy
With a radical shift currently occurring in the energy sector, edie has launched its Flexible Futures report into the key issues for energy and sustainability professionals, preparing businesses for the technological revolution.
The guide, sponsored by EDF Energy, is broken down into the four D’s - Decarbonisation, Democratisation, Decentralisation and Digitisation; exploring the key technologies that are currently available for businesses to deliver their carbon and sustainability targets.
It considers a number of different schemes, approaches and key drivers, including how to apply battery storage, the Internet of Things, the various issues around mobility and charging technologies, demand response, Vehicle to Grid, and concepts such as virtual power stations and onsite renewables.
The report also provides some key energy technology and policy updates, along with an array of real life case studies, expert viewpoints, facts and stats, and top tips to provide readers with the insight
and inspiration needed to drive forward their energy agendas.
Additionally, we showcase some of the best new products and solutions that were developed through edie’s own ‘Future Systems Hackathon’ earlier in the year at our edie Live event in Birmingham in May.
In his viewpoint concluding the report, director of energy solutions at EDF Energy, Vincent de Rul, said: "Flexing your energy isn’t difficult. A review of your operations will not only show you which assets offer the most potential to flex their capacity, it will also show you how much and when you can flex them around your core business processes.
"There’s a range of energy assets that often have significant levels of flexible capacity. You’re sure to find at least one worth flexing in your business. Then you’re just one change away from lower energy costs, reduced carbon emissions and boosted revenue."