Internet of Things

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Consumers are happy interacting with suppliers via mobile apps, but energy companies have been slow to catch on to this. David Tuohy says there is a first-mover advantage to be had.
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Smart Energy GB conducts the largest independent barometer of national public opinion on energy and smart meters twice each year, Smart energy outlook.
Comment
When the energy industry itself called for the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) inquiry, as far back as Utility Week’s 2014 Congress, leaders such as Eon chief executive Tony Cocker were ­hoping it would “clear the air” and dispel misperceptions about fat cat energy companies. Seven months after the long-drawn out inquiry made its final report, it has done anything but.
Comment
In 2009 when then-energy secretary Ed Miliband announced that the UK would be embracing smart meters, he said: “Smart meters will empower all consumers to monitor their energy use and make reductions in energy consumption and carbon emissions. They will also mean the end of inaccurate bills and estimated meter readings.”
Analysis
The combination of ubiquitous artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and low-cost 3D printing is going to have a profound effect on utilities’ business models, says Tom Roche.
Opinion
It’s official: 2017 is the year of the Internet of Things. With tech giants such as Apple piling into connected homes and established players including Centrica staking their bets on these technologies, utilities ignore them at their peril.
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