‘Anytime/Anywhere’ energy

In the Generator Report Card 2018, we coined the term ‘Anytime/Anywhere Energy’ (Supply Service #1) to describe the core characteristics of the type of intermittent renewable supply that was seeing considerable growth at the time we wrote  the GRC2018 – growth which was forecast to continue and accelerate for many years to come.

We coined that term in conjunction with the separate term ‘Keeping the lights on’ Services which were being seen as increasingly distinct (or, in the case of a number of stakeholders, completely overlooked or neglected).

We discussed this emerging ‘schism’ in Theme 5 within Part 2 of the 180-page Analytical Component within the GRC2018:


The GRC2018 was released on 31st May 2019, at which point the comments about this schism was picked up in some of the commentary in general media and on social media.

Since that time, this has also been discussed in a number of articles in WattClarity, including those tagged with ‘Service 1 (anytime/anywhere energy)’.   In particular, it was noted:

On 9th March 2020 it considered as part of ‘We’ve been killing New Entrants with kindness?’.

On 11th October 2020 it was a focus of discussions about ‘Some are waking up to the shortcomings of current methods of support for ‘Anytime/Anywhere Energy’.