Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio | Jul 30, 2010
Are We Building the Grid @$$ Backwards? is a very timely and excellent article written by Jesse Carson, under which I posted the following comment:
According to the EWPC article Three Smart Grid Predictions for Initiating the Global Power Industry Transformation, which “update the comprehensive white paper written by… [you, but] named by the Edison Electric Institute as The First Push: How a utility positions itself for success as smart technologies transform markets means seeing what domino falls first,” this excellent piece is well is in synchronicity with a strategy based on Prediction #3: Repositioning the utilities that missed the opportunities to learn the lessons of other industries is bound to be in a restricted T&D Grid space that will sooner or later be ‘painfully consolidated.’"
Before making that specific prediction, in the comment Let's Initiate the SG Transformation While T&D Jobs Comeback, posted under the Intelligent Utility Inside article Baltimore G&E: AMI Comeback?, by Phil Carson, my conclusion was “For all of the above reasons, I suggest that DOE should shift the stimulus funds to BGE’s T&D construction investments. I think BGE should try to get DOE consent for filing construction projects to the Maryland PSC to meet the July 30 deadline. Those projects may generate many jobs and serve to stimulate the economy. Other states all over the world should follow the suggested shift.”
S&C Electric President and CEO John Estey critique that “You don’t need a big-bang solution. You can put it where you need it the most and then grow from there,” applies such big-bang perfectly well to what I named as the smart grid that is being pushed. As can be seen in the EWPC postSynchronicity of the Emerging Whole Power Industry, under the EWPC-AF you don’t need a big-bang solution either:
“Instead of using a regulated standard (not smart but) brute meter attack to force customers, well in line with your affirmation and with the three predictions mentioned above, in the (architecture competition) market approach customers will end up behaving like a herd, where ineffective whole (that is what customers need) products and services are weeded out (maybe together with their meters) in The Chasm of the Technology Adoption Life Cycle (TALC). ..To make it truly effective, it is only those smart customers that lead the herd that need complete education to be able to exert full free choice…”