Powering the North West’s future. The traditional passive ‘top down’ model, where electricity flows from large power plants, via the national transmission system, to our distribution network and on to homes and businesses, is being redefined as we move from a Distribution Network Operator to a Distribution System Operator. New technology is changing the way that companies, communities and customers generate, distribute and consumer energy. The application of information and communication technology to existing electricity networks is transforming them into increasingly smart energy systems. Adoption of electric vehicles, solar generation and battery storage isn’t just advantageous but essential. As well as significantly contributing to achieving low carbon targets, these smart energy systems allow people to participate in energy markets in new ways and to share the rewards of this transformation.
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