In the second part of our 2020 review we discuss the realities of decentralised energy generation and how the industry needs to gather the data needed to build a model of the energy system of the future.

It’s estimated that millions of people could be involved in energy production in the future, turning what is historically a top-down industry into one which is fed bottom-up from domestic and commercial solar panels, domestic battery storage, and on and offshore wind farms. How do you create a model for such a system?

Our non-executive director Nigel Ellis, and applications director Professor Campbell Booth discuss the increasingly important role of data and building accurate models to avoid major incidents.