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Are big companies still able to innovate?

16 September 2019 eric morel 0

In order to optimize and standardize their operational performance, large companies have become enthusiasts of processes and procedures; they have codified their mode of operation, going as far as framing the management of innovation, supposed to remain a land of freedom for ideas and actions. […]

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Are concentrated markets really innovative?

2 September 2019 eric morel 0

The question seems incongruous. Why should we ask it? It seems to me more and more necessary to accelerate the energy and / or ecological transition: for that, innovation and changes are necessary. It is therefore essential to understand the necessary favorable conditions, in order, […]

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The myth of the global offer

5 September 2016 eric morel 0

The evolution of energy systems, that I have been describing for several months in this blog, becomes more and more cross-functional and requires links between previously independent elements, eg between the electricity distribution network, heat and cooling systems and gas storage facilities. The links between energy […]

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European Utility Week: Back to basics

9 November 2015 eric morel 0

The largest event dedicated to the Smart Grid industry in Europe has just ended. The various players have left me the impression of a return to the basics of their business. Is it because of economic difficulties and tensions in various markets? Or, is this […]

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Offers of new energies derive more of support schemes than needs

12 October 2015 eric morel 0

In each country that had the means, support schemes have enabled the development of renewable energy, including solar. These schemes theoretically compensate the lack of competitiveness of new energy, when production relies on insufficiently mature technologies to be competitive. They have had perverse effects with […]