Jul 2 2021
Avoiding (grid) failure - with Joël Jaton, co-founder & CTO of depsys and Anja Langer Jacquin, depsys’s CCO
At the moment, the UK is rife with failure, mostly emanating from our government. I mean, whilst babies were dying in maternity wards, people were losing loved ones unable to say goodbye, and lifesaving cancer treatments were being pushed to the wayside resulting in yet more deaths, I can’t help but think this might have all been preventable had our Health Secretary had his eye on the ball. The next issue we have to contend with, in fact, an issue we’ve had to contend with for a long time and just haven’t bothered, is the current state of the UK’s power grid. Harping on about ‘net zero by 2050’ is all well and good, but our infrastructure is aging and unfortunately, in order to achieve this target, we’re going to need to drastically change the way we use energy and live our lives. Whether it be in the form of increased renewables, electric vehicles or more environmentally-friendly technologies, if the grid crumbles under the pressure of these new power drains, then what has it all been for? Just like with the current Covid situation, are we going to have diligently done our parts for over a year, making a myriad of changes and sacrifices, only for the powers that be to undo our efforts? Hopefully that won’t be the case here, as in this episode, we are joined by Joël Jaton, co-founder & CTO of depsys and Anja Langer Jacquin, depsys’s CCO, who help us to understand the current state of the grid, and what DSOs, or DNOs as they are known in the UK, should be doing with regards to digitalisation – which has a lot more layers to it than you might think – in order to avoid grid failure and thusly, avoid failing the consumer. As always, you can get in touch with any questions, feedback or suggestions for future discussion via our dedicated podcast email firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you enjoy the episode!