“Serving the needs of the current generation without compromising the needs of the future” is often used as a definition of sustainability. Access to affordable energy is a fundamental need for the well-being of the world’s population as well as for economic development.
With a growing world population expecting a more equal distribution of wealth and access to energy, particularly electricity, there is a need to find solutions that enable:
- More efficient and smarter use of energy
- Use of electrical power for transportation purposes
- Production of affordable renewable energy
- Integration of large amounts of renewables into the grid without compromising reliability of supply
- Transportation of large amounts of energy over longer distances
- Changing the mix of fossil energy from coal based to gas
These require innovations not only in technology, but also within regulatory and market frameworks. The new technical solutions need to take into account issues such as safety, cyber security, reliability, and use of rare earth materials and other natural resources. The regulatory and market frameworks must give incentives based on a holistic view of the effects of various energy forms and consumption patterns. In this complex setting, innovation is a key enabler to the solution!
Innovation in DNV KEMA
DNV KEMA has a long history of innovation. Our innovation model includes:
- Internal funding for strategic programmes
- Joint Industry Projects together with customers and other stakeholders
- Long term relationships with academic institutions
- Participation in national and international innovation programmes
We firmly believe that we are creating the basis for being competitive and relevant to the energy future!