Technologies

The battle around shared infrastructures

15 October 2018 eric morel 0

The multiplication of digital applications is expensive. In the case of distributed energy systems or in cities, the sharing of infrastructures, for example acquisition or data communication infrastructures, seems to be a way of optimizing the capital invested on behalf of the digitization of energy. […]

Policies

Energy transition: the need to rethink lobbying?

1 October 2018 eric morel 0

First of all, let us define what lobbying is: for me, it includes all the influence actions carried out on behalf of one or more economic actors to influence decision-makers, principally, legislators. Lobbying often exclusively represents the interests of its sponsors: it is often defensive […]

Utilities

Flexibility, the gold rush of the energy transition?

24 September 2018 eric morel 0

Flexibility in different forms is at the forefront of energy publications and conferences. Fashionable for 10 years, the subject does not seem to run out of steam; better, flexibilities even appear today as an essential source of income. The fever of the actors in this […]

Policies

Energy efficiency: obligation or no obligation?

17 September 2018 eric morel 0

What lies behind this innocuous question? For some proponents of liberalism, energy efficiency should not be an obligation, free to everyone to commit to it: it is clear that few actors feel concerned and the progress we must make will be achieved in almost no […]

Utilities

Sell electricity and gas or energy intelligence?

27 August 2018 eric morel 0

The main activity, what do I say ?, the sole activity of energy companies vis-à-vis their residential customers has been, for decades, to provide and sell them, gas and electricity, in seemingly unlimited quantity and with a minimum of shortages. For some years now, evolutions […]

Policies

7 reasons for a city to become smart

20 August 2018 eric morel 0

It seems obvious that a city should, today, become Smart, ie a digital city. But are we clear on the reasons for this evolution? How to make it understood by all citizens? How to organize it to create value? To answer these questions, let’s start […]

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