Mind the Gaps: How will a consumer-centric energy system affect organisational structures, sector skills and careers in energy?
Peter Stewart, Interfax The proposed dialogue session will discuss the impact of the transition to a consumer-centric on organisational structures, career paths and sector skills in energy. Attracting women and younger people to the industry will be essential to avoid the risk of skills gaps. Relevance of the Dialogue Session to the Conference Theme The architecture of the energy system is evolving rapidly from traditional centralised supply-centric systems dominated by multinational corporations to multiple smaller-scale, distributed, interlocked systems, increasingly driven by Big data and automation, in which the consumer is king. New technologies such as blockchain and automation will further transform a landscape that over the last decade has been altered beyond recognition by renewable energy and energy storage technologies. What is the future of work in such an energy system, and how will companies and careers change as the energy landscape evolves? How can the sector be made more attractive to women and young people? If skills gaps emerge, where will they be felt most keenly, and what can be done to fill them? A recent research briefing by Read more…
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