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An energy first as UK successfully transmits data via national electricity grid

by Futures Centre, Oct 12
1 minute read

What exactly does ‘transmitting data through the grid’ mean? Is this a good thing? Is it blockchain-supported? Will it nullify innovation from elsewhere? Will it unleash a new era of disruptive innovation? What does it mean for the Living Grid?

“Data has been transmitted across a national electricity grid for the first time, in what could be a significant step towards the creation of virtual power stations, where many thousands of homes and businesses combine to manage electricity use more smartly.

 

The flexibility provided by thousands of appliances combined could reduce peaks in energy use and remove the need for some large new gas or nuclear power stations or polluting diesel generator farms that are started up in times of short supply.”

 

An energy first as UK successfully transmits data via national electricity grid

Data has been transmitted across a national electricity grid for the first time, in what could be a significant step towards the creation of virtual power stations, where many thousands of homes and businesses combine to manage electricity use more smartly.

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