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UK energy market reaches tipping point and moves towards a smarter system says energy expert WSP

09 February - Responding to the T4 Capacity Market auction results, Paul Glendinning, Head of Networks at WSP said:

 

“It’s hard to argue with the capacity auction results which confirm that the UK energy market has now reached a tipping point. We have seen a step-change in the way our energy will be provided in the future, with a move away from large traditional, generating stations and high voltage transmission to a smarter, more inter-connected system, with a focus on demand side management and localised energy trading.

“The energy market is going through a period of almost unprecedented change, with disruptors, often from other sectors and industries, changing the way the system operates and the market delivers energy to consumers. We are at the beginning of a transition to a new inter-connected, smart, decarbonised system that uses big data to control and deliver energy at a local level. 

“WSP will continue its work on smarter, future ready systems and work with government and the private sectors alike as the UK energy market evolves.”

ENDS

 

 

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