Decentralisation key to empowering energy consumers – WEC

Digitisation and distributed energy resources are helping to facilitate a new trend of empowered consumers and, provided that governments and regulators allow for it, consumers can play a key role in the grand energy transition, a new report released by the World Energy Council (WEC) states. “This is happening at a time when we are seeing a shift in final energy consumption with demand for electricity [to] double globally by 2060,” the ‘World Energy Trilemma 2017: Changing dynamics – Using distributed energy resources to meet the Trilemma challenge’ report notes.