The changing face of the energy mix

In my previous post I wrote about the basic design of the gas and electricity systems and the importance of balancing supply and demand in real time, and how de-carbonisation is posing challenges for maintaining this balance in the power network. The electricity industry is undergoing a period of significant change. De-carbonisation is leading to…

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You can’t squash electricity!

Over the past few years I have given a number of talks to students about careers in the energy sector, and it always strikes me how little people outside the industry know about the mechanics of our gas and electricity systems…we expect the lights or the heating to go on when we hit the switch, and…

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