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Electricity 2.0 - Using The Lessons Of the Web To Improve Our Energy Networks

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Nicholas Carr advised Internet companies to become more like utilities. In this talk I turn this on its head and show that the next generation Electricity companies will need to incorporate lessons …

Nicholas Carr advised Internet companies to become more like utilities. In this talk I turn this on its head and show that the next generation Electricity companies will need to incorporate lessons from Web 2.0 to survive in the age of renewables.

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  • 1. Electricity 2.0 Using The Lessons Of the Web To Improve Our Energy Networks
  • 2. Tom Raftery •Lead analyst, energy and sustainability practice, RedMonk •GreenMonk.net •twitter.com/tomraftery •tom@redmonk.com •+34 677 695 468
  • 3. Which Switch?
  • 4. Telecoms Photo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Alexander_Graham_Bell.jpg
  • 5. Telecoms Photo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:1876_Bell_Speaking_into_Telephone.jpg
  • 6. Telecoms Photo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Alexander_Graham_Bell.jpg Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/alt1040/2675256698/
  • 7. Electricity Photo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Thomas_Edison.jpg Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/intimaj/111843868/
  • 8. Electricity 1.0 - Read Only Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericskiff/2400270056/
  • 9. Electricity 1.0 - Top Down Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikedefiant/1949525340/
  • 10. Electricity 1.0 - LAN! Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/adambrock/142056834/
  • 11. Electricity 1.0 - buggy Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/smb_flickr/892015017/
  • 12. Electricity 1.0 - Dumb! Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/bright/24691962/
  • 13. Electricity 1.0 - Closed! Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/markusschoepke/72431367/
  • 14. Electricity 1.0 - Architected for the Past Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakewell/35026819/
  • 15. Provisioning for Hits Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/hsinho/228010056/
  • 16. Provisioning for Hits
  • 17. OH NOES! Chart http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:RockyMtnGuy
  • 18. Then along comes... Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/hsinho/228010056/
  • 19. Renewable energy Source - Red Eléctrica de España (http://www.ree.es)
  • 20. Renewable energy Source - http://www.eirgrid.ie
  • 21. Renewable energy Electricity Wind Energy Wind Demand 5GW max 0.9GW max 2006 6.5% 1.8GW min 0.0GW min
  • 22. Renewable energy - 2020 Electricity Wind Energy Wind Demand 10GW max 6.3GW max 2025 40% 3.6 GW min 0.0GW min
  • 23. Storage? Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/spo0ky/420291292/
  • 24. Exotic storage solutions Image http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d9/Minebw-large.jpg
  • 25. Exotic Storage solutions Image http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9a/Pumpstor_racoon_mtn.jpg
  • 26. Less Exotic Storage solutions! Image http://www.flickr.com/photos/airport/154582232/
  • 27. Which leads to... Graph - http://www.eirgrid.ie
  • 28. And this...
  • 29. Solution? Make it a big Network!
  • 30. Use proven principles Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexbip/247333777/
  • 31. Information Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/traftery/2888824539/
  • 32. Peak Shaving Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronlayters/13237817/
  • 33. Peak Shaving in the home Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/andybutkaj/441970348/
  • 34. Demand Stimulation Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/m_alsaleh/2737919108/
  • 35. Demand Stimulation in the home Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/pigpogm/320545917/
  • 36. The Read/Write Grid Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdell/185642911/
  • 37. Vehicle to Grid - p2p power? Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/54493249@N00/2243340775/
  • 38. Quote I could imagine a smart garage where I would plug in my car and the computer handles it. I could even make money by cost shifting.... It solves energy security, energy prices and job creation...and by the way, climate change. Eric Schmidt CEO Google
  • 39. To Know Me Is To Change Me Photo http://www.currentcost.co.uk
  • 40. To Know Me Is To Change Me Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanf/2627886505/
  • 41. Hacking Your Home Electric
  • 42. Infrastructure Requirements Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/eastpole/580765318/
  • 43. Barriers to Participation? Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinandrewstewart/93222089/
  • 44. Quote The electranet presumes that every citizen is a producer and seller of electricity as well as a consumer of electricity. Jock Gill
  • 45. Electricity 2.0 • Architecture of Participation • Bottom up and top down • Hackable • Massive routable network • Multiple Sources • New entrants • Open quot;API'squot; • Publish and Subscribe • Read and Write • Sustainable
  • 46. Why is this important? As global average temperature increase exceeds about 3.5 degrees C, model projections suggest significant extinctions (40-70% of species assessed) around the globe. 2007 IPCC Climate Change Synthesis Report http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/syr/ar4_syr_spm.pdf
  • 47. Why is this critical? If there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment. Rajendra Pachauri Chair IPCC

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