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Professor Jacopo Torriti’s inaugural lecture is available to watch now

26 May, 2019

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In this inaugural lecture, Jacopo Torriti presents research on the timing of electricity demand, peaks, people’s activities and demand-side flexibility.

The session recording of Professor Jacopo Torriti’s inaugural lecture – Sooner or later: Shifting the timing of electricity demand – is available now on the University of Reading YouTube channel.

When we all consume electricity at the same time, energy suppliers have to activate dirty old power plants with excessive greenhouse gas emissions and high system costs.

Shifting the timing of electricity demand is critical for balancing the grid when consumption is high and when there are drops in supply from renewables. However, little is known about the extent to which pricing and new technologies will enable a higher level of demand-side flexibility.

In this inaugural lecture, Jacopo Torriti presents research on the timing of electricity demand, peaks, people’s activities and demand-side flexibility.

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