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Vancouver, Milan and Manchester have committed to an ambitious net zero agenda.  They have recently been joined by Copenhagen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.  I enclose the slides around which I recently presented in Central Manchester in the hope the wider energycentral community may find them of interest


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Matt Chester on Jul 17, 2019 6:50 pm GMT

These slides are really interesting, which makes me wish I could have seen your presentation! Since I can't, figured I'd just ask directly-- can you mention how you see the IoT (the fourth industrial revolution you mention) playing into zero carbon goals. Is it through efficiency, or smart tech enabling demand response, or something else as the greatest factor?

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Charley Rattan on Jul 18, 2019 6:54 pm GMT

Now there’s a question.  Certainly all of the above Matt but a whole heap more too.

I’d be looking at demand shifting, electrical storage activation but also with much more real time data from wind turbines to be actively reducing failures and unplanned outages and hence opex.- crucial offshore. 

Lots on the transport and building usage side as well, especially as millions of two way electric vehicles gain in popularity.

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Matt Chester on Jul 18, 2019 7:30 pm GMT

Oh the data being used to reduce unplanned outages is not one I see talked about enough, really interesting! Thanks for the reply, Charley

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Charley Rattan on Jul 22, 2019 8:53 am GMT

It's especially important offshore Matt where availability is everything.

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