Japan's leading utility, TEPCO has been quietly installing cutting-edge technologies in its energy grids as the world moves towards the new levels of interconnectedness. This essay looks at the energy grid as a supply chain network, and analyses the impact digitization as a major force of disruption.
For a long time, our power grid didn’t look that much different from the one envisioned by Thomas Edison over 100 years ago. But that’s rapidly changing thanks to digitization, leaving utilities like FPL looking to find their place in this new paradigm.
Exploring the implications of digital disruption in a traditional industry.
Exelon is one of the largest energy utilities in the world and operates more nuclear power plants than any other company in the US, but its electrical transmission equipment, natural gas and nuclear plants are aging rapidly. How can Exelon's extremely costly and complex, yet vital, infrastructure be brought successfully into the digital age?
Itron, a pioneer in traditional utility meter technology, is laying the groundwork for the IoT of the utility industry with its Smart Meter products.
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company seeks a way to revise its century-old business and operating model to meet the demands of modern customers in a rapidly changing energy landscape.