Tendencias en RI

Powering the future of mobility

With the predicted rise in electric vehicle (EV) adoption—owing to its affordability, advanced technology and the associated incentives—the demand for electric power is expected to increase. How can electric companies harness the future of mobility to address their longstanding challenges such as stagnant demand, lack of integration of a growing pool of distributed and renewable energy resources, and the inability to engage customers?
This report explores how EVs can act as a powerful grid management tool for adding critical flexibility and being the “killer app” that helps utility companies to increase customer engagement. It also talks about how utilities can, in turn, promote and prepare to support this new mobility ecosystem.



Status and Trends in the U.S. Voluntary Green Power Market (2016 Data)

The latest version of NREL's annual tracking of the voluntary market found that the U.S. voluntary green power market grew to 95 million megawatt-hours sold to 6.3 million customers in 2016. The report covers trends in utility green pricing programs, utility renewable contracts, competitive suppliers, unbundled renewable energy certificates, community choice aggregations, power purchase agreements, and community solar.



Flexibility gaps in future high-renewable energy systems in the UK, Germany and Nordics

This economic study models how fast this change is set to occur and the impact of short- and long-term seasonal generation gaps on today's grid in the UK, Germany and Nordics and in the high renewable futures predicted in 2030 and 2040 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance's (BNEF) New Energy Outlook data.



CLS Interoperability Study Part 1: Application Programming Interfaces

This study, which focuses on interoperability as realized by the use of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), explores the diversity of such interfaces in several connected lighting systems; characterizes the extent of interoperability that they provide; and illustrates challenges, limitations, and tradeoffs that were encountered during this exploration. (54 pages, October 2017)



Disruptive Innovations

As we worked this summer to start putting together our fifth edition in the Citi GPS Disruptive Innovations series, there was a concern that the entries we were receiving didn’t have that “wow” factor that we felt in prior years. So we re-thought and cast our net wider, and put a new slate together. But for some reason, we still couldn’t muster up a load of excitement. Mildly dejected, we started to speak to people outside of our circle and that’s when we had an ‘aha!’ moment and realized that over the years we had immersed ourselves in so many publications and websites that much like ‘innovation junkies’, it was taking more and more for us to get excited about things that could be disruptive and change the future. Looking at our list with new eyes — more like the ones we had when we started this series five years ago — we now have here what we think is thought-provoking and fantastic.