The role of electricity in the energy transition and for SDG7, energy for all

Electricity, as a transition form of energy, can be distributed with an efficiency of 95% to 99%, no additional form of energy to create a flow is needed. Like everything in nature also positive charges are looking for an equilibrium.

 

Conductivity is a unique property of materials that makes it possible to transport ‘current’ at incredible speed from point A to point B. Lack of conductivity in certain materials protects us from dangerous current.

Modern electricity distribution systems are very durable and the widely used conductive materials like copper and aluminum are easy to recycle for extended use.

Electricity distribution systems are the most desirable systems for achieving UN – SDG 7 ‘energy for all’.

Before all other aspects ‘energy for all’ starts with an affordable distribution system. Also, the existing build environment will economically benefit most from going ‘all electric’. It means that oil and gas conversion equipment are no longer needed in buildings. The total cost of ownership of buildings as well as the ‘flexibility’ of buildings, their ability to change in function, will improve dramatically.