October 28, 2013
Energy is the number on our watch list for critical resources. The new game is to be played on the energy fields. Let me be clear that energy is not a game but the next terrain of innovation galvanized within a technology backbone so, when the topic of focus is what are the “Areas Ripe for New Technological Disruption,” energy is at the top of the pipeline.
Utilities around the world are automating or shutting down obsolete plants in lieu of more energy efficient systems. The new focus on smart grid infrastructure is transforming established systems to integrated connectivity that is technologically enabled.
As Daily Finance places it eye on financial aspects and states, “the so called smart grid has a lot of implications for investors to consider when looking to modernize portfolios as well. The most critical need for investment are cybersecurity, advanced energy, and cleanweb technologies that make energy more efficient and resilient. There is also a need for better communication to better educate consumers who are interested in implementing renewables and/or becoming less grid-dependent.”
The energy factor is anomalous and is already a disruptive factor that is evolving from a defined to an undefined space for innovation. The potential for energy capacity is now under the watchful eye of politicals and the big players. I suggest that energy is going to become more of big play that morphs into connectors that engage like Legos snapping on energy onto the major grid. The role of innovation, disruption and technology are opening opportunities for a real energy mix.
- SustainAbility (landsdssustainable.com)
- Siemens and Accenture Together as Omnetric on Smart Grid (landsdssustainable.com)
- The Power of Being at My Best (landsdssustainable.com)
- Tech convergence can make the smart grid a reality (thehindu.com)
- Overlooking the Obvious (landsdssustainable.com)