POSTPONED! Future of energy: power to the people? Big Innovation Centre

4 May 2017 | 17:00 – 18:30

In this debate we will explore how the smart grid could offer consumers - both businesses and households - much more personalisation in terms of how they use, manage and even produce and sell energy. Will consumers in sufficient numbers adopt the potential benefits such as demand-side response which could alter the real-time cost depending on demand? How far are we away from realising these technologies and what policies do we need to adopt in the near-term to make the smart grid and more capacity from renewables a reality?