From ‘power electrons’ to ‘data electrons’
Even the very nature of the industry is now redrafted on a reduced relevance, and related revenues, of supplying the commodity itself against the value delivered by an entire digital ecosystem that nurture and rules the intelligent use of energy, from individual to grid level.
The most traditional ‘pipe business’ – generation, transmission, distribution, retail – is now much more like a platform with energy generated even lower layers and the emergency of ‘prosumer’ new roles.
Even incumbents play new business models, enabled by extended connectivity and advanced data analytics, like active demand management for network dispatching (Demand/Response) or Virtual Power Plants and Energy Storage for optimizing supply
The new Energy company wins on digital transformation and platform business models, enabled by the new core process of attracting, engaging and retaining Digital People