the value of energy productivity to the utilities and why these aren't more efficient
— Leonardo ENERGY (@LeonardoENERGY) May 19, 2011
Will we have thermal power stations in a low-carbon economy? If so, a number of conditions need to be in place (see ). What will be the economic performance of a biogas-fired, combined-cycle thermal power station? How will it compare to the cost of a variable renewable electricity power plant with an energy storage solution?
Today, beyond efficiency, flexibility is key for utilities to be profitable. Capacity remuneration mechanisms are naturally evolving from rewarding base load towards incentivising flexibility in all its forms.