How can we turn on a light whenever and wherever we want? Behind the scenes thousands of people work on that question all the time, predicting the world’s supply and demand traits from years in advance down to the very last seconds. Chris Grainger presents a snapshot into the world of energy forecasting, how British habits of soap operas and tea drinking make it harder, and the balancing act at the UK National Grid Control Centre.
Chris is practice lead for spatial energy modelling at award winning engineering firm BuroHappold. His focus is on modelling future economic and sustainability challenges at a city scale. Chris currently leads smart city research projects for the Greater London Authority, National Grid and NYC Mayor’s Office, tackling future CO2 reductions through increased community energy infrastructure
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