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Three things consumers want from electricity providers

Three things consumers want from electricity providers Utilities are working to improve the customer experience, but what do consumers really want? Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative’s Patty Durand explores. It’s no surprise that the energy industry is undergoing unprecedented change today. Driven by a number of factors, including innovations in renewable energy generation, the emergence of … Continue reading Three things consumers want from electricity providers

As Demand For Electricity Falls, Utilities Look To Electric Cars To Save Them

As Demand For Electricity Falls, Utilities Look To Electric Cars To Save Them To understand the way the utility industry in America is structured, you have to look back in time to the railroads. When Manifest Destiny and the “iron horse” were transforming the prairies, titanic battles between captains of industry resulted in a welter … Continue reading As Demand For Electricity Falls, Utilities Look To Electric Cars To Save Them

How energy storage is starting to rewire the electricity industry

How energy storage is starting to rewire the electricity industry Eric Hittinger, Rochester Institute of Technology and Eric Williams, Rochester Institute of Technology (THE CONVERSATION) The market for energy storage on the power grid is growing at a rapid clip, driven by declining prices and supportive government policies. Based on our research on the operation … Continue reading How energy storage is starting to rewire the electricity industry

Electricity sector can unlock trillions by going digital

Electricity sector can unlock trillions by going digital According to a review by the World Economic Forum the complete digital transformation of the electricity industry could unlock $1.3 trillion of value. The World Economic Forum analysis finds that types of building blocks of digitization that the electricity sector can use include service platforms, smart devices, … Continue reading Electricity sector can unlock trillions by going digital

Energy watchdog warns oil and electricity shortages could develop as investment falls again in 2016

Energy watchdog warns oil and electricity shortages could develop as investment falls again in 2016 Global investment in the energy sector fell 12 percent last year to $1.7 trillion, according to the International Energy Agency said. A drop in conventional oil exploration could cause a shortage of crude and other fuels, IEA warned. Policies and … Continue reading Energy watchdog warns oil and electricity shortages could develop as investment falls again in 2016

Is blockchain about to disrupt the electricity sector?

Is blockchain about to disrupt the electricity sector? While EU lawmakers are picking over proposals intended to drag Europe’s electricity sector into a 21st century dominated by intermittent renewable power and decentralised generation, others are already contemplating ways in which new digital technologies might shake things up even more. The buzziest such technology is blockchain, … Continue reading Is blockchain about to disrupt the electricity sector?