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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 from Web 2.0 to survive in the age of renewables.

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

  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 • • • •+34 677 695 468
  3. Which Switch?
  4. Telecoms Photo
  5. Telecoms Photo
  6. Telecoms Photo Photo
  7. Electricity Photo Photo
  8. Electricity 1.0 - Read Only Photo
  9. Electricity 1.0 - Top Down Photo
  10. Electricity 1.0 - LAN! Photo
  11. Electricity 1.0 - buggy Photo
  12. Electricity 1.0 - Dumb! Photo
  13. Electricity 1.0 - Closed! Photo
  14. Electricity 1.0 - Architected for the Past Photo
  15. Provisioning for Hits Photo
  16. Provisioning for Hits
  17. OH NOES! Chart
  18. Then along comes... Photo
  19. Renewable energy Source - Red Eléctrica de España (
  20. Renewable energy Source -
  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
  24. Exotic storage solutions Image
  25. Exotic Storage solutions Image
  26. Less Exotic Storage solutions! Image
  27. Which leads to... Graph -
  28. And this...
  29. Solution? Make it a big Network!
  30. Use proven principles Photo
  31. Information Photo
  32. Peak Shaving Photo
  33. Peak Shaving in the home Photo
  34. Demand Stimulation Photo
  35. Demand Stimulation in the home Photo
  36. The Read/Write Grid Photo
  37. Vehicle to Grid - p2p power? Photo
  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
  40. To Know Me Is To Change Me Photo
  41. Hacking Your Home Electric
  42. Infrastructure Requirements Photo
  43. Barriers to Participation? Photo
  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
  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