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The Engineer, The Energy Trilemma and The Smart Nation

The world population is expected to grow to nine billion by 2050, and up to eleven billion by 2100. Meanwhile, energy consumption is expected to continue growing at the rate of 0.7% per capita per annum. However, we continue to live on a finite plane ...

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Future utilities: the broader view

When I spoke at the third Utility of the Future event in Washington DC, I took the opportunity to talk about the 'broader view' in the energy sector. And about the 'Energy Trilemma' we all currently face: ensuring there is affordable, reliable and su ...

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DNV GL helps the Middle East tackle energy trilemma challenges

View this blog post in Arabic. A recent article published by the International Energy Agency summarized some interesting statistics with respect to Saudi Arabia's power sector needs. The article cited annual growth in demand at 7.5%, which if serv ...

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Where is the energy storage market heading and where is the disruptive change? (Part 2)

Where is the energy storage market heading and where is the disruptive change? (Part 2)

Introduction In Part 1 of this blog series, I discussed the direction renewables and energy storage are heading and reached the following conclusions that: 1) PV is rising as a key driver for energy storage; 2) Future grids will face a mix of bulk ...

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Where is the energy storage market heading and where is the disruptive change? (Part 1)

Where is the energy storage market heading and where is the disruptive change? (Part 1)

Drivers of future storage markets Before the dawn of the 20th century, burning wood was the main source of energy. The 20th century witnessed three major fuel transitions from wood to coal, to oil, to gas. The past century also brought us hydro and ...

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