Contribute Your Work

It's easy to contribute articles, article proposals, commentary and analysis and be published online through Energy Central!

Sound interesting? Contact the editor for more information.

The Future Role of ICT in Meeting Operational Challenges in Energy Utilities

Published By Alcatel-Lucent

  • Published October 2008
  • 21 Page(s)

Energy utilities are operating in an environment where significant market and operational challenges exist. The deployment and implementation of appropriate Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions plays an intrinsic role in meeting these challenges.

The key take-away points of this whitepaper are:

  • Market dynamics are shifting and a result of merger and acquisition activity, government policy and changing consumer behavior.
  • Considerable ongoing debate regarding climate change and the role that technology can play to positively adjust this.
  • Substantial future investments in new technologies are necessary, as utilities undertake transformation programs to remain competitive.
  • Smart grids and smart metering have significant implications on ICT infrastructure.
  • Communications network transformation will homogenize operational communications, allowing existing applications to be supported through multi-service optical networks while enabling the evolution to IP-MPLS.

Free To Download Now

Shifting by degrees to a modern world
 
 
Our customer service can help if you are experiencing problems with this page.

Please contact our customer service department.

Our customer service hours are Monday-Friday from 8-5 MST

Receive Energy Central eNews & Updates





 

Empower Community-Based Utilities with GIS

Wednesday Oct 25, 2017 - 9:00 AM Pacific - Virtual Event

Now more than ever community engagement is a top priority. Esri's location technology uses mobile apps that empower staff, save time and money, and build community trust. Sign up for our live-stream seminar, "Empower Community-Based Utilities with GIS," and see more...

ScottMadden's Energy Industry Update – Generation to Generation: An Energy Evolution

Friday Nov 3, 2017 - 1:00 PM 2:00PM - Virtual Event

This free webcast will be based on ScottMadden's upcoming Energy Industry Update, a semi-annual publication featuring inside views of recent significant events, emerging trends, and original analysis that is received by more than 10,000 industry leaders. more...

2017 Sensus Reach Conference

Sunday Oct 22, 2017 - Wednesday Oct 25, 2017 - Raleigh, NC - United States

More than 150 sessions. Two great motivational speakers. Two fun-filled, pre-event activities. Countless opportunities to network and learn with over 1,000 attendees. You’ll find all that and more at the 2017 Sensus Reach Conference this October 22-25 in Dallas. more...

4th Annual Western Power Summit

Monday Oct 23, 2017 - Wednesday Oct 25, 2017 - Broomfield, CO

Experts in western electric power will lead panel discussions and roundtable conversations ranging from energy storage to regional market development, new transmission capacity, and the growing presence of renewable and distributed generating resources on the grid throughout this three-day event. more...

17th Outage Response and Restoration Management

Tuesday Oct 24, 2017 - Thursday Oct 26, 2017 - Atlanta, GA - United States

The 17th Annual Outage Response & Restoration Management conference will provide the opportunity for experienced utility professionals to share strategies and lessons learned from major storm events and outages. more...

switch~ 11 at eTown Hall

Thursday Oct 26, 2017 - Boulder, CO - USA

switch~ is rolling back to Boulder this fall! Join us at eTown Hall, on October 26th for a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing sustainable energy ideas. Doors are at 6:00pm, Showtime at 7:00pm! more...

2nd Unmanned Systems for Utilities

Thursday Oct 26, 2017 - Friday Oct 27, 2017 - Atlanta, GA - USA

Drone technology will fundamentally transform the way utilities operate. Innovative leaders and companies are already testing and putting into action programs to capitalize on enterprise wide opportunities to reap the benefits of UAS. This program will explore best practices in more...