ISQ is present at the conference "Energy Reinvented – The Role of Micronets in the energy transition", organized by EY, which takes place today at the Water Museum. The conference aims to share knowledge and perspectives among the multiple stakeholders involved in the energy ecosystem and to discuss the new challenges and opportunities that arise from this.
The energy sector is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. Renewable energies will increasingly require resilient electricity grids. The decreasing costs of renewable energy and storage combined with the process of decarbonization of economies, open doors to a new paradigm: Micro-networks. These are electricity distribution systems that have their own energy resources, and may be connected to the main power grid or not. ISQ has a long tradition in providing services to the energy sector, in particular in the analysis of the remaining condition and life of thermal power plants and wind generators, and in providing energy efficiency services to industrial customers. Pedro Antão Alves, Corporate Commercial Director of ISQ, points out that "Micronets represent a great opportunity for ISQ, which has the skills to support the decarbonization and decentralization of energy generation based on endogenous resources, such as solar energy and biomass." This new distributed energy ecosystem will thus create new trends and opportunities, representing in some cases an alternative to the traditional production, transport, distribution and marketing of electricity. The ability of Micro-networks to bring together technologies and improve the quality, reliability and resilience of energy networks will make them an element of the sector's upheave while promoting a reduction in costs for the final consumer as well as CO2 emissions. Although in the short term, a large part of consumers are not expected to "disconnect" from the traditional network, the growth of the energy sector through digitisation and decentralisation is already a reality.