Energy around the world is now expensive and in many places unavailable. The transition from carbon-based to renewables is coming, and brings with it complexities that many of cannot even imagine. Storage and transmission, the current state of our grid, changes to the grid that are required, and more stand between us and smoothly available power that we need. We’ll get there but it will be ugly in the interim.
Every manufacturer requires energy; every one of us must gain an understanding of the coming challenges and the alternatives we have to minimize disruptions to our businesses. Disruptions will happen during the transition. We must develop plans and capabilities to ensure that our equipment, data access and sharing, and communication are not damaged by the challenges.
Start thinking about these issues now.