The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has called for the UK to make decisions now in relation to the future of its energy systems.
The ETI said that whole energy system thinking is critical, with the challenges being knowing where, when and how to enhance the UK’s energy networks. It made the call as it published reports from 10 years of research carried out in its energy storage and distribution technology programme.
Commenting on Monday 10 April, Liam Lidstone, ETI Strategy Manager, said: “Energy systems analysis undertaken by ourselves and others indicates that greater interaction between different parts of the energy system could emerge that would increase efficiency and lower investment costs. This identifies a need to develop a greater understanding of the opportunity for, and implications of moving towards integrating network operations to provide mutual long term benefits.”