Accenture Partners With World Economic Forum On Thought-Provoking Smart Grid Point Of View

Date Added: Jul 2009
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The challenges of climate change and the continued growth of electricity demand are putting increasing stress on the world's electricity network infrastructure. The prevailing design philosophy for the existing electricity networks is a legacy from a period when energy was relatively cheap and plentiful and meeting rising demand was the dominant driver. The world is now at the point of transition to a new era where clean energy will be at a premium, networks will need to be flexible to the incorporation of new low-carbon technologies and customers will demand greater insight and control over their own consumption.