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Utilities’ contribution to national fiber development

How utilities and telecom operators can cooperate to accelerate fiber deployment

The ultra-broadband demand-supply balance remains an unsolved equationGlobally, the race for fiber infrastructure has been accelerating in the recent past. The number of countries that achieved 95 percent fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) coverage increased from 1 in 2012 to 6 in 2016. Similarly, the number...
Utilities & alternative energy

Output-based regulation

Fields of innovation for energy-grid operators?

The regulatory environment in Europe is pushing network utilities to face new challenges that will heavily impact their operations. Regulators all over Europe are watching the tariff mechanism introduced in Great Britain, named RIIO, which is based on incentives, with interest. Many have plans to...
Utilities & alternative energy

Agility in managing electricity grids: The case for batteries

The rise in renewable energy has created unprecedented challenges for the planning and operation of an electricity grid that was built on the assumption of power being provided predominantly by large, centralized generation sources and consumed as soon as it is produced. As a means of addressing...
Utilities & alternative energy

Battery Storage: Still Too Early?

A report by Arthur D. Little

Renewable energy deployment over the last decades has posed unprecedented challenges for the planning and operation of power systems. In the context of increasingly decentralized and intermittent generation, power utilities1 and system operators need to rethink their portfolios, business...
Utilities & alternative energy

Demand Side Management

Untapped multi-billion market for grid companies, aggregators, utilities and industrials?

In times of energy transition, when intermittent decentralized generation is on the rise and large traditional generation assets are retiring, electricity systems increasingly need flexible solutions to ensure security of supply. Demand side management (DSM) is one such solution which energy firms...
Utilities & alternative energy