The role of energy storage in enabling demand response

The role of energy storage in enabling demand response

By Nick Heyward – Head of Storage at Origami Energy In the past, shifting electricity demand to manage our peak energy requirements has helped to reduce the need to build expensive, new capital-intensive power plants and the associated infrastructure necessary to cater for exceptional peaks in demand that historically occurred only a few times each year. However, our energy mix has changed dramatically over recent years. For example, In the UK we now have only…

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Resource savings by artificial intelligence

Resource savings by artificial intelligence

Kempten University patents advanced thermal load prediction method For district heating networks, overal pipeline lenghts of several 100 kilometers are typical. This makes their operation a significant challenge. A more accurate prediction of future heating loads would allow operators to provide loads more efficiently and climate-friendly. A novel method developed by Kempten University of Applied Sciences in Germany is able to significantly increase the precision of thermal load predictions. Load profiles in district heating grids…

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Today’s energy managers invited to ‘have their say’ in order to develop pre-emptive solutions to tomorrow’s utility challenges

Today’s energy managers invited to ‘have their say’ in order to develop pre-emptive solutions to tomorrow’s utility challenges

In September 2017, leading business energy consultancy Inenco released its latest insight into how the role of the energy manager will change by 2030, and has highlighted the level of investment needed. Inenco partnered with independent research agency DJS Research to commission primary research among UK businesses, interviewing energy managers across a range of sectors. Inenco then worked with Ricardo Energy & Environment to combine the findings with industry, digital and environmental trends to determine…

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