30 Nov '11, 3pm

The Innovation Imperative Part 1: ICT Companies as Electric Utilities of the Future

The balancing of growth and ecological sustainability — the defining issue of our age — may be resolved in humanity’s favor by cross-disciplinary innovation, especially in ICT (Information and Communications Technologies), and through scientific breakthroughs, such as in the physics of silicon or storage chemistry. Assuming other favorable conditions, however, organizational innovations may have the greatest immediate term impact. Historical, organizational and industry boundaries must break down, and new associations created, to give birth to the electric utility of the future. In the economist Schumpeter’s words, we need to “combine things differently.” Creative leadership by today’s ICT companies can unleash new value and energize the renewable energy industry. ICT companies can be at the forefront as electric utilities of the future. Energy Information Management (EIM)...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011...

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