We have to use more renewable energy. A lot more. The all-hands-on-deck kind of more.
Flexible assets (batteries, EVs, heat pumps, …) and processes (pumping, stirring, chemical reactions, …) can help to achieve the necessary supply-demand matching.
However, we will not turn flexible assets or processes on and off by hand.
Businesses who own and/or operate flexible assets need intelligent software to automate this. They need it at the scale you would expect ― massive.
And: controlling your flexibility is going to be good business! Savings between 20 and 30% are possible.