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8 Jun 2017

Pöyry is again the silver sponsor of Eurelectric’s annual convention, Portugal 2017

Stephen Woodhouse, who heads Pöyry’s work on market design, will chair a morning discussion on ‘beyond utilities’.   

The event will draw together a number of potential disruptors, and the session will explore whether existing companies can learn, adapt and thrive in the new energy world.

Eurelectric reports:
The sharing economy (the use of digital platforms, portals, etc) facilitated around €30 billion of transactions in 2015. Today it is dominated by peer-to-peer accommodation and transportation and on demand household services.
Will we see an Uber or Airbnb equivalent in the electricity sector?
Will community micro-grids develop in Europe?
How does the sector recover costs for underlying infrastructure vital to provide new service offerings?
Will the blockchain technology bring incremental innovation in some niche applications or will it facilitate disruptive forces in the energy landscape 5 years from now?