Consumers have increasingly come to expect uninterrupted power. In her article, Mae Kowalke explains why, in order to keep pace with this demand, power utilities should start turning to the power of the smart grids. She explains how the key to smart grids is a dynamic communications network and shows that, despite the cost involved [...]
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For years John Eger, the former Director of the White House Office of Telecommunication Policy and now Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University, has been arguing that municipalities need to think seriously about getting into the telecom business. Why? Because he believes that they’re in the best position to equip citizens for a sea change in the economy.
With: J. Eger, Van Deerlin Endowed Professor of Communications and Public Policy and Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University - 27 Sep 2012
Utilities from around the world are recognizing that the right mix of assets, market demand and regulatory landscape offers significant potential for becoming a UTelco. The benefits range from unprecedented ROI to a stronger economic platform for the entire service region, but it’s up to each utility to make a judgment on what size market it can easily access and capture, with wholesale remaining a near-term sweet spot.
With: P. Moray, Head of Energy and Utilities Telecoms at Mott MacDonald; and Director, European Utilities Telecom Council - 27 Sep 2012
The ongoing worldwide deployment of smart grid communications technology is creating unprecedented business opportunities for utilities looking to enter the telecom market — as long as they are able to match their assets with favorable regulatory and competitive factors. Due diligence requires engaging with experts to help generate and justify the business case and understand the operational requirements. Once that is completed and a utility forges ahead, the results can be impressive.
With: L. Hunt, Global Vice President, Utilities Business Development, Alcatel-Lucent - 27 Sep 2012
By Ralph Ballentin1, Detlef Hartmann2, Dieter Kopp3, Thomas Loewel1, Matthias Sund1, Wolfgang Templ4 Mobility is an important aspect in our daily life and has a deep impact on a multitude of societal factors. For nearly 120 years, we have been heavily relying on fossil energy sources. This trend may not be sustainable in the coming [...]
As the Smart Grid revolution plays out over the next 15 to 20 years, customers are likely to be the driving force and chief beneficiaries of new energy-centric applications that will fundamentally change their lifestyles. “These days we’re used to instant information, to quick response, and to having control over a lot more things in [...]
With: H. DePriest, President and CEO, Electric Power Board of Chattanooga (EPB) - 05 Dec 2011
The world’s overall energy demand expected to rise by nearly 40 percent between now and 2035 according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Power providers need to be prepared with the right communications and service platform for the future’s Smart Grid economy, but what will that look like and how much will it cost? Is [...]
With: R. Krishnaswamy, Vice President, Energy Practice, Frost & Sullivan - 05 Dec 2011
The Internet we depend on every day for an amazing diversity of business, recreation, social and entertainment activities has changed unimaginably from the few static websites that appeared on our browsers in 1995 or even 2000. As we now try to look forward to the full realization of the Smart Grid in the years ahead, [...]
With: K. Ballout, Vice President - Energy System Integration Division, Alcatel-Lucent - 05 Dec 2011
The Smart Grid of the future will change our lives. It will impact our business landscape, the energy marketplace and the ways in which we interact socially and culturally. It also will enhance control and convenience in the industrialized world while enabling positive social progress in developing nations. When and how well these benefits gain [...]
With: C. Hertzog, consultant, author and Managing Director, Smart Grid Library - 05 Dec 2011
By Ken Rabedeau, Alcatel-Lucent Chief Technology Officer, Energy Systems Integration Division Simple question, right? Simple answer? Not really. The impact of meeting IEEE Std 2030’s reliability and security standards would ripple through power utilities as increased risk and additional cost. The communications standard alone requires significantly more bandwidth and smarter applications than what are required [...]