An increasing share of renewables in energy systems makes harder to maintain the provision of energy reliable and affordable. Nonetheless, in these difficulties may lay opportunities, as Prof. Meredith Fowlie observes.

Under these circumstances, the way we consume energy and respond in synergy with the availability of supply will become more influential in keeping operating costs at a minimum.

COBHAM research agenda as well aims at the understanding of this potential, as well as supporting the design of future demand response programs.