A look at other industries illustrates the size of the leap required for the distribution network operator (DNO) of the future. Take the mobile phone industry. Who could have predicted in 1997 that the average handset in ten years’ time would not simply make calls but play music and video, browse the Web, manage e-mail and multi-media messaging, work with touch displays, and offer massive internal storage? The magnitude of that change is comparable to the DNO’s smart future.
How can networked utilities move on from analogue into the digital age? How might a state of the art future look and how could this positively impact the consumer? And how will utilities create a roadmap that allows new technologies to be transitioned in and avoid making regretful decisions?
Read the report. [PDF, 2.7MB]