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2020 – Issue 3
Convergence of companies, policy, financing and sectors should breed collaboration and that in turn could create the business models needed for a 21st century energy sector.
Grid and infrastructure resilience are increasingly important, while a relatively ‘new concept’ in terms of today’s modern grid, and its dynamic environment.
The world faces unprecedented challenges. Whilst we know this, if there’s anything we’ve learned, it’s that the best-laid strategies and well-laid plans can be turned from clear direction to an ineffective muddle-up if the principles on which they’re built are suddenly changed.
The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) recently announced the release of a new white paper, Identifying and Meeting Consumer Needs, that highlights successful programmes and services for residential customers from electricity providers across the United States.
The UN’s World Water Day on 22 March focussed on the theme of “Water and climate change” to shed light on the primary way climate change is making its presence known: the availability of fresh water.
Jared Leader, manager of Industry Strategy at the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), speaks about their latest research and the role of microgrids in increasing grid resilience.
Water utilities that traditionally enjoyed a monopoly in many regions with a captive customer base are compelled to evolve due to several factors, including regulatory policy changes, impacts of climate change, and increasing consumer expectations.v
If increased energy efficiency is key in ensuring future energy demand won’t outstrip supply, then revenue protection is the only way utilities can survive the change.