A new white paper exploring the lessons for the future of the energy sector
We believe a smart, flexible energy system is the key to ensuring that consumers continue to benefit from the levels of reliability and affordability that they come to take from granted.
Embracing demand-side flexibility will be perhaps the most fundamental transformation for the energy industry since privatisation in the 1980s. But there are lessons to learn from similar transformations in other sectors like mobile telephony, the digital TV switchover and the advent of digital portable music.
As Confucius said “Study the past, if you would define the future”…
About the author
Rich is one of CGI’s leading subject matter experts in energy markets. Author of numerous papers and articles on areas as diverse as smart meters and grids, security and privacy, and the effect that market structure has in realising value from investment, Rich has more than 25 years’ experience in the utilities sector, gained from a variety of roles including energy retail, energy services, energy markets, policy and regulation and smart meter / grid strategy. Rich is a passionate believer in the value of demand side flexibility and in 2016, he authored the ‘Energy Flexibility For Dummies’ book.