Complexity – a word that has become synonymous with the 21st century.
And few areas of society have felt this more than the electricity sector.The decentralisation of power production from large plants to more localised solar, wind and other renewable sources. Smart technology giving the consumer more control. Dozens of generators, distributors and retailers where once there were just a handful. The rise in new electric products like heating and vehicles. All these factors represent challenges and opportunities for the industry. But one thing is clear: as digital technology evolves and expands, we’re heading for a situation where demand for power is continually in danger of outstripping supply. A new kind of operator To combat this, distribution network operators – i.e. those responsible for apportioning generated electricity across the country – will need to become distribution system operators with a view to managing local supply and demand. But these days that power comes... Read more