Percepscion’s understanding of the mega-trends that are behind Smart Energy includes that of resilience, or our ability to cope with sudden and drastic change.
In a recent article published through Reneweconomy, Percepcion’s Kristian Handberg describes how energy localisation is being promoted as part of efforts to harden the system against extreme weather events, cyber-attack or acts of sabotage.
The article draws on interviews with U.S. policymakers and project owners who are promoting microgrids – small-scale electricity networks able to operate independent of the surrounding grid. The interviews were conducted as part of an international research fellowship from the George Alexander Foundation.
Microgrids represent perhaps the ultimate expression of Smart Energy, where distributed energy solutions are tailored to specific customer needs and demand is managed closely in line with supply.
Understanding the mega-trends that are behind the changes unfolding in our energy system and society more broadly reflects Percepscion and our parent organisation DiUS’s holistic outlook aimed at Creating Shared Value.