ATLANTA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, recently published, “Distributed Resources and Utility Business Models – The Chronicle of a Death Foretold?” Many have claimed that increasing self-supply, e.g., distributed generation and microgrids, begins a death spiral for utility business models. Is this true? What should utilities do now?
“We believe the death of the electric utility has been greatly exaggerated. Distributed resources are both a challenge and an opportunity. This is the right time to get specific and assess how best to integrate distributed resources”
ScottMadden’s white paper discusses the drivers and implications of self-supply, as well as what utilities can do now. While the industry may be facing profound changes to the manner in which electricity is produced and delivered, there is an opportunity for utilities to begin to integrate new resources in a way that leverages existing infrastructure and ensures (and even improves) reliability. The white paper also profiles strategic and tactical implications of customer self-supply.
“We believe the death of the electric utility has been greatly exaggerated. Distributed resources are both a challenge and an opportunity. This is the right time to get specific and assess how best to integrate distributed resources,” said Cristin Lyons, partner and transmission, distribution, and Smart Grid practice leader at ScottMadden.
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