Customers Benefiting from Flexibility?

The smarter E Podcast Episode 43 | March 25, 2021

The generation of electricity from renewable energy sources is subject to various external influences. Digitalisation, new storage technologies and smart grids create more flexibility on the consumer side, thus providing the potential to even this out. What’s the status quo when it comes to flexibility in the energy grid? What solutions are there for networking it digitally and intelligently? And how can customers benefit?

Dr. Paul Troughton, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs for Enel X

That's what we're talking about with Dr. Paul Troughton, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs for Enel X as well as a member of SmartEn, the European business association integrating the consumer-driven solutions of the clean energy transition.


02.33: What is flexibility in the context of the energy transition?
05.55: What role can customers play in providing flexibility?
07.50: What about storage?
12.45: About demand-side flexibility in the electricity market design as a lucrative business model

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About Dr. Paul Troughton and SmartEn

SmartEn is the European business association integrating the consumer-driven solutions of the clean energy transition. SmartEn aims to create opportunities for every company, building and car to support an increasingly renewable energy system. Dr. Paul Troughton is Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs for Enel X. He heads their Flexibility Policy Centre, focusing on programme design for demand-side flexibility in new markets, as well as covering European policy issues. He has participated in smartEn and its predecessor since 2015.

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