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Accenture U-Blog - Utilities Forum
 
 
When searching for the latest news, consumers increasingly turn to their mobile devices and social networks. This is especially true for the weather, such as when there is a major storm and, potentially, a massive power outage.     With all that ...
 
 
 
 
Many of my posts are about the future of utilities and their customers in the evolving digital age. But this time I want to talk about a basic yet powerful tool—the consumer bill.  A simple, well-designed bill can help consumers save money and be ...
 
 
 
 
You may have seen Accenture’s most recent annual Technology Vision report, which offers a glimpse of the future and talks about industry platforms, digital ecosystems and the Internet of Me. The report notes “…every experience is becoming a person...
 
 
 
 
In a recent article, The Motley Fool asked, “ Will Cheap Gas Prices Crush Electric Car Sales?” On the contrary, Accenture’s latest energy consumer research found that “demand {would} increase sharply over the next five to 10 years.” In fact, the r...
 
 
 
 
As Accenture’s latest energy consumer research shows, we “are at the cusp of a payment transformation that will supplant traditional, credit-oriented billing” for utilities and their consumers.   Apps like Passbook, Google Wallet and now Apple P...
 
 
 
 
The term “independent power provider” (IPP) has taken on new meaning.  Distributed and micro-generation, all the way down to the retail consumer level, are growing fast. This phenomenon is part of a greater trend toward decentralization and mass p...
 
 
 
 
The end state for the connected home is simplicity and convenience at an affordable cost for consumers, but getting there is going to be quite complex. Who will be the winners for the connected home platform and who will reap the benefits of the e...
 
 
 
Published: Nov-05-14
 
Maybe we’ve got it wrong.   We’re always talking about how consumers want to control the devices in their homes—lights, alarms, appliances and entertainment (and let’s not forget about new services like remote pet monitoring)—from their smartpho...
 
 
 
Published: Oct-07-14
 
Did you know that 44 percent of consumers would be likely to sign up for one or more connected homes services from their energy provider? That’s the news from Accenture’s latest research, where the key message is not so much about the emergence of...
 
 
 
 
We are now into the second generation that has grown up digitally literate, where computers—in all their forms—are just another part of daily life. Just as Baby Boomers may prefer a newspaper over a tablet, members of Generations Y and Z cannot im...
 
 
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About the Author

Greg Guthridge
With almost 25 years of energy industry experience, Greg currently leads Accenture’s Asia Pacific Utilities practice, which encompasses a vast array ...
 
 
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