Perhaps the most significant opportunity of moving to a Smart Energy system will lie with the consumer. A new Smart Energy system provides communities and businesses with opportunities for consumers to reshape their relationship with energy.
With the increasing costs of energy, re-engaging people and developing innovative tools to reduce and improve the use of energy is one of our most pressing issues. This might, however, be the toughest challenge of all.
A recent report by Smart Grid GB sets out some of the challenges and opportunities we face. What is clear from this work is there is a lot more to do.
We are undertaking some ground breaking work in this area with local communities and businesses and will be reporting on this as well as the great work that is going on around the globe. So watch this space.