Technical Proceedings of the 2009 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show

Clean Technology 2009

Chapter 6: Smart Grid Technology and Energy Storage

Authors:
A.J. Roehr
Affilation:
Capgemini, US
Pages:
218 - 220
Keywords:
smart grid, AMI, business case
Abstract:
SmartGrid business cases are undergoing whirlwind changes as conventional measures of return based primarily on O&M reductions developed for Smart Meter programs are expanded to include what have been historically “soft” benefits. Stimulus funding, a global focus on possible warming, carbon taxes, cap and trade schemes, credits for avoiding generation; all of these are influence factors that a year ago would not have been taken into account. Today, they are driving much of the value proposition. We examine these changes, and address how utilities and others seeking to participate in Smart Grid programs should think more expansively about unconventional, often “social good” norms in order to gain credibility with a wide range of constituencies that now have increasing influence over national energy policy and state regulators.
Business Case Development for Smart Power Programs
ISBN:
978-1-4398-1787-2
Pages:
412