“The Humanitarian Action Challenge gave us a unique chance”

The Humanitarian Action Challenge – a joint effort by HumanityX, The Hague Humanity Hub, and ImpactCity – ran from October through December 2018. It encouraged multi-disciplinary partnerships to deliver innovative technology-driven solutions to some of the most pressing problems faced by the humanitarian community today. Social enterprise PNGK and tech company Seita joined hands to address one of the challenges. In their guest contribution below, they talk about their experience.

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On demand-side flexibility

With every coal plant closed in favour of wind and solar energy, demand-side flexibility (DSF) becomes more important. But DSF, being able to store energy or shift consumption, has a curious feat. The longer devices hold energy or hold off consumption, the higher their cost. This fundamentally changes the economics of the power system. When…

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