Flexible energy systems will power the future
The transition to a more sustainable, low-carbon future is accelerating. This energy transition is driven by the progressive replacement of carbon-based fuels with renewables, clean air regulation and the direct and indirect electrification of more applications. More distributed generation and electrification is increasing bi-directional flows of energy and the associated requirement for intelligent power management to balance the grid.
Technologies that convert energy from wind and the sun into electrical power and allow for short duration storage have matured and are more cost-competitive, driving significant increases in the share of renewable power used in a growing number of countries. However, weather-dependent renewable power is often highly variable and can result in an inconsistent power supply. The challenge facing electricity network operators worldwide is how to accommodate ever-larger shares of renewables while providing reliable, consistent power and ensuring grid stability.
From renewable energy systems, to easing the integration of additional electricity sources to meet future demand, the energy transition unlocks the door to a low-carbon energy future. Through our Everything as a Grid approach, advancing technologies and digital intelligence, we are increasing and optimizing the energy the world relies on.