Markets - 27/April/2018

Flexibility and the energy transition

The ups and downs in demand for electricity have long made the flexible operation of power systems a must, so increasing that flexibility to also accommodate variations in supply from renewables is not that big a challenge. Having a clear definition of the term can only help the energy transition

Every generation has its buzzwords. Flexibility is the current in-word of the energy transition. Like many overused phrases, it means different things to different people, carrying the risk that ideas get lost in translation, not only slowing the race against time to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, but also threatening energy security and endangering the bottom line of companies working in the field ...

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