PARTING THOUGHTS

TALK

“Competitiveness is an incredible engine for improvement in the way we do business.”

– Carlo Pignoloni, head of Europe and North Africa at ENEL Green Power, speaking at Power-Gen Europe’s keynote

“The 20th century undoubtedly belonged to oil, and there is no question that the 21st century belongs to electricity.”

– Laszlo Varro, chief economist at the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) during speech at EURELECTRIC Annual Convention and Conference in Portugal

“Utilities are really beginning to realize that the world has shifted. It’s not something that will happen in five years. It’s happening now.

– Accenture global managing director Tony Masella, to Time magazine

“As evidenced by our recent ’35 by 2025 Vision’ announcement, in which we see the potential for 35 GW of new energy storage additions to the U.S. power grid by 2025, our industry is in the midst of an explosive growth stage.”

– Praveen Kathpal, vice president of AES Energy Storage and chairman of board for Energy Storage Association

TRENDS

“Almost two-thirds of U.S. organizations now have a carbon reduction goal. The number was only 41 percent in 2013 and 11 percent in 2007.”

– Johnson Controls, “The 2016 Energy Efficiency Indicator Survey”

“The Western Electric Coordinating Council has 1,800 miles of transmission projects with a proposed in-service date of April 2019. The Midwest Reliability Organization has slightly under 1,800 miles, SERC Reliabilty Organization has just above 1,400 miles planned and the Southwest Power Pool has between 800 and 900 miles.”

– Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, “Energy Infrastructure Update”

“The global market for energy efficient building technologies is expected to reach $224.7 billion in 2017 and grow to nearly $360.6 billion in 2026.”

– Navigant Research, “Energy Efficient Buildings Global Outlook”

“Western Europe will invest $133.7 billion in smart grid infrastructure through 2027.”

– Northeast Group LLC, “Western Europe Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2017-2027)”

TWEETS

“#Energyefficiency deserves center stage during #EnergyWeek – it’s already our third largest #electricity resource.”

– @ACEEEdc

“If you like wind, you will love transmission” plus #EnergyStorage could revolutionize how we use #windenergy SPP #MARC2017″

– @CleanGridView (Katherine Hamilton)

“With @Comverge, we’re increasing grid reliability, enhancing customer engagement & creating a more resourceful world.”

– @ItronInc, tweeting about the company’s $100 million acquisition of demand-response provider Comverge

“Agreed that #cyber is critical for grids, but claiming #DER less secure than 1 big juicy target, nonsense. “

– @WesHerche

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  • The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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