By Beatriz Ildefonso
By 2050, citizens are expected to go from mere energy consumers to active players in the energy system, able and willing to engage in the energy markets and policies.
Over the next 30 years, the number of people producing their own energy is expected to increase dramatically. The first steps towards that reality are being taken now: while policy-makers keep pushing to put the citizen at the centre of the energy transition, digitalisation is increasingly seen as a bridge between the complex energy system and the regular consumer.
On the societal side, as climate change becomes a common topic for people all around the globe, there is an increased awareness of our impact on the environment. In parallel, there were never better conditions for a youth led behavioural revolution: we are many, we are informed, and we are connected.
The future is ours.