Información sectorial

El Big Data y los consumidores

Inundan la sociedad. Las grandes plataformas se colocan en la máxima centralidad contemporánea como lo fueran antaño las iglesias en la Edad Media, los mercados en el cruce de los caminos, o las fábricas en la era industrial. Se están forjando los cimientos de una nueva era: la de la transformación digital. Amazon y las grandes tecnológicas, los bancos, las empresas de distribución, los medios de comunicación, las corporaciones y las administraciones públicas se ofrecen como espacio de intercambio comunicativo y de venta. El primer paso consiste en recoger información de los consumidores y obtener los Big Data; el segundo, en escuchar sus opiniones; y el tercero, en aprovechar el canal para ofrecerles productos y servicios directamente y mercadear con ellos.

https://www.weforum.org/es/agenda/2017/12/el-big-data-y-los-consumidores/?utm_content=buffer67ba8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

New Smart Cities project MatchUp to facilitate uptake of 2030 Covenant of Mayors objectives

The new MatchUp Smart Cities project will make it easier for several Covenant cities to take up the 2030 objectives of the Covenant of Mayors. MatchUp - Maximizing the upscaling and replication potential of high-level urban transformation strategies - is a 5-year EU-funded project (October 2017 - September 2022) that aims to drive the transformation of Smart Cities in Europe, as part of the EU Smart Cities and Communities initiative. The MatchUp project seeks to facilitate this urban transformation process by leveraging innovative solutions in the field of energy, mobility and ICT areas, with the involvement of citizens.

http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=877

US Energy Storage Deployments Up 46 Percent Annually in Q3 2017

According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), 41.8 megawatts of energystoragewere deployed across the U.S. in the third quarter of 2017. This represents 46 percent year-over-year growth and 10 percent growth over the second quarter of the year.

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/us-energy-storage-deployments-up-46-percent-annually-in-q3-2017?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreentechMedia+%28Greentech+Media%29#gs.ttOS6M8

EIA: Nearly half of electricity customers have smart meters

Smart metering in the United States may be pinging near the point of no return, according to new federal statistics. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Wednesday that installations of smart meters nationwide have doubled since 2010. By the end of 2016, the EIA reported, electric utilities had installed about 71 million advanced metering infrastructure meters, covering about 47 percent of the nation’s 150 million electricity customers.

http://www.elp.com/articles/2017/12/eia-nearly-half-of-electricity-customers-have-smart-meters.html?platform=hootsuite

How California’s Time-of-Use Changes Will Affect Commercial Solar Economics

Time-of-use rate changes are coming to California, with significant implications for commercial solar customers. Regulators recently approved SDG&E’s proposal to shift time-of-use (TOU) peak periods from the solar-friendly hours of 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to the less sunny hours of 4:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. With that precedent in mind, regulators are now assessing similar proposals from SCE and PG&E, which are set be determined by the end of 2017. With projects being compensated at lower energy rates at peak hours of solar production, developers are bracing for a hit to project economics for C&I customers.

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/how-california-time-of-use-changes-impact-commercial-solar?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=gtmsocial#gs.MYaQORY