In smart grids the formerly separated worlds of energy and telecommunication converge to an interactive and automated energy supply system. Driven by social, legal, and economic pressures, energy systems around the globe are updated with information and communication technology. These investments aim at enhancing energy efficiency, securing affordable energy supply, and mitigate climate change. In Broadband Networks, Smart Grids and Climate Change, renowned scholars and managers from the fields of energy and telecommunication address key questions related to technological, strategic, and regulatory issues revealing consequences and opportunities for businesses evolving with smart grids. In particular, this book analyzes: (1) the effects on climate change protection (2) national energy and broadband politics (3) regulatory approaches and requirements (4) emerging business modelsIf they do that, they possess five regulatory responses that can help achieve the desired objectives.26 Four Obstacles: ... In traditional markets, consumers depend on a single seller, so aprotectiona means protection from excessive prices and ... Have we allowed this aconsumer protectiona purpose to transmogrify from protection against monopoly inefficiency to protection against high costs in general?
|Title||:||Broadband Networks, Smart Grids and Climate Change|
|Author||:||Eli M. Noam, Lorenzo Pupillo, Johann J. Kranz|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-05|