There are many important challenges facing future energy systems. Central to this is how to integrate higher penetrations of renewable generation and other new technologies into the grid while enhancing grid stability, reliability, and efficiency.
This requires whole system approaches to future energy systems, including new technologies, legacy systems, business models, market mechanisms and customer engagement.
It also applies at the local level where people are coming together in communities to reduce, purchase, manage and generate energy.
Urban Foresight works to identify opportunities for effective transformation of the grid by identifying enabling solutions and models, supporting local and national planning, and informing economic and public policy challenges.