Ilias Tsagas: Decentralized energy: how much of it?


Antoine Cahuzac, chief executive officer of Electricite de France (EDF) said yesterday at a panel discussion in Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week (ADSW) that EDF clearly sees a trend towards the development of decentralized energy systems. This trend stems from the fact that renewable energies, like solar PV, are becoming very cheap and local communities increasingly want to generate their electricity locally, said Cahuzac. We don’t see this trend being reversed, however, EDF’s CEO added, we [EDF] believe what is going to prevail is a mixed system that combines both centralized and decentralized structures.

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