UTelcos offer unprecedented potential for utilities and regional economies
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
Tapping into UTelco business opportunities
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
E-mobility in the context of electric energy distribution grids
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 [...]
EPB Chattanooga: customers at the center of the Smart Grid’s future
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
Dealing with the Smart Grid’s key drivers and challenges
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