How will smart grid applications change the energy ecosystem?
In our interview, Merten explores the different energy ecosystems around the globe, particularly with regard to how their markets differ in maturity. What are the main barriers to development? We discuss three items. Firstly, infrastructure and what it means for funding. Secondly, market liberalisation and the growth of competition. Thirdly, we talk about technology and the challenge of standardisation. Finally, we pose an important question: are we doing enough to reach the climate change goals we have set ourselves?