When thinking about Energy Flexibility ― which we need to unlock for a successful climate mitigation future ― it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the complexity of that challenge. Focus is crucial! We focus locally when working on energy flexibility.
, of , does a great job in this article to create priority.
First, what has the most value is also where we can start most easily: Local optimization. David’s energy onion shows what should matter most, looking from the inside to the outside.
At Seita, we are focusing on the second- and third-innermost layers: self-consumption and local balancing/cooperation. This requires well-designed optimization software, which plays well with other IT components/standards/markets and sports several machine learning ingredients. Complex enough for a start 🙂
Second, David also priorities the big WHY. Energy flexibility is not a means in itself. We want to
Maximize the consumption of renewable energy vs non-renewable energy.
Minimize the pressure on the outer layers of the onion when they are most constrained — e.g. avoid importing energy from the networks when there is no space on them.
Work on each layer is welcome in this global historic challenge!
We focus locally when working on energy flexibility.
Which layers are yours?