Will a combination of renewables and storage solutions be the ideal power supply in the future? DNV GL talks to Dr Martin Keller, Director at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, about the advances in storage technology, and how these are helping to shape the grid of the future.
As the cost of renewables and energy storage continues to decrease while their efficiency increases, it is easy to see why in the energy mix the proportion of renewables is growing rapidly. In this engaging and insightful episode, Martin explains how the energy infrastructure must adapt to cope with this increase; why more and more consumers are demanding flexibility in their supply; and how this is likely to affect how we pay for energy going forward. He shares his views on whether a restructure of pricing will encourage more consumers to be more energy efficient, and what impact these changes will have on investment in renewables. Finally, Martin gives us an insight into Tesla’s Gigafactory and how integrated systems could help to shape the energy landscape in the future.