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Technology transforms the utility business model

Date: September 11, 2012
Publication: Energy Collective
Title: Technology transforms the Utility Business Model
Author: Steven Collier

In my first two blogs for The Energy Collective I talked about how utilities should deploy automation via sensors and controls on the distribution grid to maximize efficiency and reliability instead of relying solely on customers to stop using electricity anytime that they want based on complex price signals. I discussed how a smarter distribution grid will make it much more convenient and effective for retail customers to participate in demand response. Read more