Pathways and barriers to ‘electrification’ of the energy supply

Examining the limits and solutions to clean power growth.

1 hour


Examining the limits and solutions to clean power growth.

There is a trend towards increasingly electrified energy systems, with low-carbon electricity displacing fossil fuels even in applications such as transport and heating.

This webinar will briefly examine how energy systems have already changed and are forecast to evolve further, in order to meet the challenges of both climate change and of greater security of supply.

It will outline which options ‘low carbon electricity’ encompasses, why a mix of sources matters for resilience, and why ‘flexibility’ has become a key mantra in energy transition discussions.

It will also discuss where and how limits will almost certainly emerge to the notion of ‘electrify everything’, and where other alternatives can coexist to enable the continued decarbonisation of energy provision.

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Who should attend?

This will be an informative webinar for commercially-focused people with an interest in the evolution of low carbon energy systems, and the growth opportunities this provides. It is therefore highly recommended for business developers, industry analysts, product strategists amongst others.

How will I benefit?

  • Understand what ‘electrification’ means in practice
  • Identify the factors which could inhibit rates of electrification  
  • Assess the importance of multiple clean power supply options
  • Understand why electricity and clean fuels (e.g. hydrogen) will coexist
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Key topics

  • The trend towards energy system ‘electrification’
  • Rates of energy system change: the speed of transition
  • Enablers for large-scale electrification, including system flexibility
  • Limits to electrification, from grid to materials
  • Low-carbon options beyond electrification limits

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Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Pathways and barriers to ‘electrification’ of the energy supply.

  • John Massey

    John Massey

    Dr John Massey is an internationally renowned energy communicator and business educator, focused on the interconnected decarbonisation topics of renewable power, energy storage, CCUS and hydrogen.

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