This article in the OECD Observer by Chris Pike provides a concise overview of some of the current issues and challenges that innovation is creating for existing business and regulatory models in electricity (and cites Kiesling & Munson 2016, thank you for that!). The main argument is that digital innovation is disrupting the traditional regulated retail … More Oecd on Competition and New Electricity Business Models
Michael Giberson I’m not generally a fan of Jeremy Rifkind’s work. But, as a commenter is quoted as saying at the end of this BBC News report on Rifkind’s latest ideas for energy policy, “The world has room for visionaries.” At a Prague conference, Rifkind outlined a grand scheme for solving economic and energy problems … More Jeremy Rifkind, Thinking Big About Distributed Energy Resources
Michael Giberson Chris Davis, at PowrTalk, asks, “What if power companies became more like banks?” Maybe the idea seems a little scary, especially with the way some banks have performed lately, but if it scares you then you are missing the point. Here is more: When electricity comes from distributed renewables, there is less for … More What if Power Companies Became More Like Banks?