Crash course 2: History of our energy system

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Traditionally, our energy system has been characterised by a one-way flow of electricity, from large-scale generators towards consumers, and the adjustment of supply to match the demand. However, renewable energy sources are weather-dependent, so their production cannot be controlled. In this scenario, demand needs to be adjusted to the available supply by controlling appliances (e.g. heat pumps) and ...

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