White Paper Global energy trends 2022

Powering through disruption

Without a doubt, the early 2020’s have been unusual. The global effects of Covid-19 deservedly dominated headlines around the world for much of the last two years. But the pandemic was not the only topic of significance. The move towards a more sustainable future continued to gather momentum, and some key trends for the industry worldwide came into sharper focus.

Here, we examine the key trends that commentators – including GridBeyond’s experts – agree will be at the forefront of discussions about and developments in the energy sector in 2022 and beyond.

As the energy landscape is constantly changing, there may be other topics that will appear or gain in importance in the coming months and years. Even so, we can safely assume, that sustainability will continue to heavily impact the industry.

Technology themes such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, internet of things (IoT), and digitalisation will be of paramount importance as the industry looks to function with the highest efficiency and reliability levels.

Along with the electrification of other sectors, such as heat, and increasing levels of renewables, electric vehicles (EVs) are expanding at a fast pace in several of the world’s largest markets. We can also be certain that renewables will play an increasingly important role in energy generation with, consequently, an equally increasing need for grid balancing services and energy storage.

There are also several new technologies on the horizon that could gain traction over the coming years, such as increasing use of peer-to-peer trading, and innovative new green generation technologies.

Whilst we don’t have all the answers, we do have informed opinions and we’re looking forward to sharing them with you.