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Public Lecture: Sooner or Later: Shifting the Timing of Electricity Demand

Jacopo Torriti, Professor of Energy Economics and Policy, School of the Built Environment

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.

The lecture is free to attend and open to all. Registration is required in advance by emailing Sue Flanders (s.m.flanders@reading.ac.uk).


15 May 2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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School of the Built Environment


London Road, Building LO22, Room G01
University of Reading, London Road campus Reading RG1 5AQ + Google Map