Flexibilities in energy supply and demand: Legacies and lessons from the past

Blue, Stanley, Forman, Peter and Shove, Elizabeth (2021) Flexibilities in energy supply and demand: Legacies and lessons from the past. Journal of Energy History (5). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2649-3055

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The goal of maintaining current levels of energy supply and demand whilst reducing their carbon intensity will require greater use of renewables. As a result, new forms of flexibility will be needed. While the emerging “flexibility industry” promises solutions based on current configurations, this collection shows that the problem of managing fluctuations in the relation between supply demand is not new. The papers included in this special issue work with different approaches and scales of analysis, but all show that lessons for balancing energy supply and demand today can be drawn from the past. Just as important, they show that the legacies of past practices and infrastructures live on and have effect in contemporary energy systems.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This work was funded by UK Research and Innovation (grant agreement number EP/R035288/1) as part of the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Network, Distribution, Consumption, Gas, Electricity
Subjects: L100 Economics
L900 Others in Social studies
N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2021 10:30
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 10:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/47057

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