Smart Machines & Factories
Distributed Energy Systems
Published:  01 March, 2019

The supply of reliable and affordable energy is an essential condition for economic growth and for achieving a good standard of well-being in any context: from the biggest megacities to the smallest villages. The past century has seen astonishing achievements by the energy sector to match ever-rising demand from growing populations and economies. Up to now, the basic system has remained essentially unchanged, with large-scale centralized plants supplying power via national and international transmission and distribution grids. It has served the global economy well.