Leonard Girend

ifm electronic

Project manager at ifm electronic

12:00-12:45 Panel 4

Forum November 9

The future role of energy in Manufacturing. Energy Security

Energy security—the continuous availability of energy in varied forms, in sufficient quantities, and at reasonable prices—has many aspects. It means limited vulnerability to transient or longer disruptions of imported supplies. It also means the availability of local and imported resources to meet, over time and at reasonable prices, the growing demand for energy. Political, environmental challenges, liberalisation and deregulation, and the growing dominance of market forces all have profound implications for energy security.