The Digitally Enabled Grid research maps a new role for electricity distribution.
For utility distribution businesses, a centralized generation model with limited active control looks increasingly inadequate. To meet future technical requirements, evolving consumer needs and a changing regulatory framework, companies must take actions toward a new role.
In this third edition of the Digitally Enabled Grid research program, we explore some of the disruptive forces facing the industry and the emergence of a range of potential models.
Accenture believes the future of distribution is in sight, and that the Distribution Platform Optimizer model provides the most sustainable long-term solution for the utility and all users of the system; controlling costs, providing access to the network and supporting policymakers in meeting sustainability targets.