Scott Sklar can write a great essay. In this essay he cites the overwhelming belief by utility execs that their business models will be significantly changed in the next decade and a half. He also ties threads together using the evidence of opportunities for increased energy efficiency developments in building, the wildfire pace of deployment of renewable energy at the site of consumption as distributed generation, and the coming wave of distributed energy storage. Mr. Sklar’s essay puts into words some of our aspirations here at Power Trip Energy, and we are gratified to see these trends.
There is a major trend that is not mentioned in this essay which utilities should view as their best coming opportunity, and that is the electrification of our transportation system.
His summarizes well when he states that regulators are becoming aware that the market is already out of their control, as the utility sector tries to navigate the rapidly changing world.