ICS, grid resilience

This article discusses the importance of grid resilience behind the meter, what resilience looks like to C&I energy consumers and how storage, predictive maintenance and on-site assets play their parts.

It’s easy to take the reliability of our electricity supply for granted. We flick a switch and the lights turn on. But dependability requires an orchestrated collaboration of management.

In the UK, to ensure the electricity system stays up and running, National Grid already spends over £1 billion ($1.36 billion) a year on balancing services and has forecast that investment could reach £2 billion within five years. As renewables make greater contributions to our energy mix, balancing the grid is more challenging than ever.