As the Minister of Department of Energy and Climate Change recently said, the top priority for the department is “Ensuring that hardworking families and businesses across the country have secure, affordable energy supplies they can rely on”. To do this, they mention they have firm mechanisms in place, working closely with National Grid and Ofgem, to maintain comfortable margins on the system over the next couple of Winters.
Equally important is ensuring that energy generators have the necessary confidence of revenues so they can maintain, upgrade and refurbish their existing power stations and build new ones.
As above, a continuous and regular supply of energy is fundamental. In fact it plays an important role in a nation’s national security. When talking about energy, it encompasses everything from transportation to heating and electricity but this article focuses on electricity. Below are a number of factors or threats that impact on energy security.
Whilst considerable resources are being expended worldwide on ensuring our energy security, both short-term and long-term, there are a number of things that businesses can personally do to guarantee their own energy security. First of all power protection will ensure that regardless of any power cuts, your business operations are not impacted. In addition to the traditional diesel generator and uninterruptible power supply, with the advent of renewables (e.g. solar panels) and Energy Storage Systems, you can have the certainty of being self sufficient, or at least having the ability to be for short periods of time.
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