Tag Archives: natural monopoly

Putting Utilities Back in the Driver’s Seat

The continued convergence of energy and transportation is creating tremendous opportunity for new business models, even as it stacks the odds against traditional electric utilities. News of Renault-Nissan developing plans to build a 100 MWh grid battery with used EV/Hybrid batteries is big.  The dawn of super cheap batteries is here, just not in the…
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Deviating from the Standard

Within the energy sector, the main driver of change has been to increase efficiency. As in, we have accepted the underlying prime movers are infallible and only need some tidying-up. Deviation from natural monopolies and exposure to the global markets have introduced a perception of uncertainty. For innovators, however, it has created fertile ground to…
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