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Keeping Britain’s lights on, whatever the weather

Weather-dependent renewable energy presents its own unique challenges, but Matt Setchell of Octopus Energy Investments believes flexibility is the key to creating a bright renewable energy future.

The UK is in the early stages of its journey towards decarbonisation. Today, there are more than a million smaller-scale electricity generating plants scattered through the UK, although most of these are wholly dependent on whether the sun is shining, or the wind is blowing. But that’s about to change.

Octopus Energy Investments is already using innovative technology that challenges the traditional definitions of electricity supply, storage and consumption. From big corporations to individual households and car-owners, the future of energy will see the lines blurring between buying energy and generating it.