The nation’s distribution grid is undergoing significant change as innovations in alternative energy supply sources, telecommunications, end-use products and services, and information technology are introduced. This period of rapid innovation and change coincides with the prospect of a “long slow economic recovery”, flattening to diminishing electricity sales, and the need by utility executives to re-examine their existing business models. The host of changes to the utility business brought forth by non-traditional power supply options, new entrants, energy storage & electric transportation, distributed generation, and microgrids all while customers and markets are demanding even more reliable, environmentally-friendly, and less expensive energy choices cannot be ignored. This conversation with a cross-section of utility company leaders will explore potential new revenue streams, and the significant business opportunities and challenges created by the rapidly evolving electric distribution grid.
Participants in New Revenue Streams for Utilities