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Smart Grid: from the regulator as the ultimate customer to the customer as the ultimate regulator

Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio | Sep 21, 2010

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As far as I know, the quote “the regulator as the ultimate customer” to “the customer as the ultimate regulator” was made by KEMA Consulting. The upgrade to the smart grid definition is mine. The definition emerged from an insight to respond a question posed by moderator, Kenneth Westrick, Chief Executive Officer, 3TIER Inc., in the Broadcast Session “Energizing Leadership – Lessons for all Nations,” this afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 at the GridWise Global Forum in Washington, D.C.
 
As the smart grid is generally perceived to have many components, which may be selected to address pressing issues one at a time, he asked to representatives from Australia, Israel, Brazil, South Africa and India, about the priorities each nation had. The new definition shifts the priority from the government to the customers, after global governments restructure the power industry in a systemic holistic way to address most cross-cutting issues simultaneously.
 
 
Hi Katherine,
 
Thank you for a fast coverage of the conference. I am joining virtually through twitter.
 
After questioning whether Palmisano had said “systematic” or “systemic,” I received the following tweet: @smarterplanet: @gmh_upsa thanks, you are correct, it was “systemic.” correcting now.
 
Then I sent this tweet: @gmh_upsa: @smarterplanet You are welcome!  #gridwise systemic leverage of is on the demand side. That was how IMB lost to PCs as will lose utilities. And this other: RT @smarterplanet: “To reinvent energy & utilities to meet the needs of 21st century, we need to take a truly systemic approach” Palmisano @ #gridwise
 
I am pleased to agree with Mr. Palmisano “... that there must be clarity of the system’s purpose to design a smart grid, and that the purpose has to also be realized by consumers, who must become active participants to truly realize the full benefits of an intelligent grid. “We haven’t cracked the code on conveying the importance to the individual,” he said. “I don’t think it will happen through dashboards.”
 
I claim to have “cracked the code,” as I have worked very hard to design the smart electric power system as an emerging whole. Vertically integrated utilities and organized wholesale markets have the same fate that IBM had with the emergence of the PCs, as value migration shifted from the supply side to the demand side. 
 
As most of the smart grid stimulus funds are under control of risk averse utilities, it will take a strong leadership act for the US to regain control of the leadership in the electric power industry, as I explain in the EWPC article Which Country Will Take the Leadership of a Global Vision for Advancing Grids for Customers?
 
Best regards,
 
Creator of the Electricity Without Price Controls Architecture Framework
 

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Hi again Katherine,

"Build a system, tell the people" is at odd with "the smart grid must be designed, and it must be designed for the energy consumer." In fact, "Build a system, tell the people" is what has been done as the system has been designed for the utilities.

Best regards,

José Antonio
Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio

Hi again Katherine,

After reading Mr. Palmisano keynote address, I have a changed comment:

Countries have the opportunity to continue debating or to go for generative dialogues. Palmisano has unvailed his position or maybe the Gridwise position. Instead of debating it, I will select elements for a generative dialogue, like the reasons for hope, "...making energy smarter is in everyone's interest," "... the boldest action and the most pragmatic action are now one." However, I take exception of "... the rest of us do not have to wait for the government... or anyone else." as it is the way to keep the status quo in place.

I have suggested that the IEEE, with its aim to become a global institution, help organize a coalition to initiate the transformation of the power industry with the vision to Advance Grids for Customers. The opportunity is with the highest systemic leverage to trascend the current paradigm. For that reason, as an expert, I reject that the key to the smart is the "data." I canprove that that is just a fix to a serious architecting flaw of the system-of-systems approach that leaves in place the status quo.

I am pleased to agree with Mr. Palmisano "... that there must be clarity of the system's purpose to design a smart grid, and that the purpose has to also be realized by consumers, who must become active participants to truly realize the full benefits of an intelligent grid. "We haven't cracked the code on conveying the importance to the individual," he said. "I don't think it will happen through dashboards."

By testing with the help of hundreds of intelligent and important people since 2004, what has emerged as the EWPC-AF I claim to have "cracked the code" of the design of the smart electric power system as an emerging whole. Vertically integrated utilities and organized wholesale markets should have the same fate that IBM had with the emergence of the PCs, as value migration shifted from the supply side to the demand side.

As most of the smart grid stimulus funds are under control of risk averse utilities, it will take a strong leadership act for the US to regain control of the leadership in the electric power industry, as I explain in the EWPC article "Which Country Will Take the Leadership of a Global Vision for Advancing Grids for Customers? ( http://bit.ly/EWPC57 )."
Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio

Under the article "What is the smart grid? New report clarifies benefits, technologies, companies, posted at chloregy.com, I added the following comment:

Hi Ann,

The new report has still a complex technological definition. What matter most to customers is the very simple and the best social definition: the Smart Grid is a process to change from the price regulator as the ultimate customer to the customer as the ultimate price regulator. That is exactly what it is.

That emerging definition is an upgrade the one of the EWPC post "Smart Grid Definition: from the regulator as the ultimate customer to the customer as the ultimate regulator," that is developed on the link http://bit.ly/EWPC58
Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio

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