Velocity in the Drive to Value

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Nov 21, 2013 (3 years and 27 days ago)

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Smart Grid Action Plan Increasing
Velocity in the Drive to Value

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Connecting The Smart Grid

Residential

Devices

C&I

Devices

Seamlessly connect all people and devices that
generate, distribute or use energy

Utility Operation

Smart Grid

Devices

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Open, Standards
-
based Network

»
The power plug: An Open
Standard for the electric
grid

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Millions of devices and
applications, developed by
thousands of companies

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Plug it in and “it just works"

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Internet Protocol: An
Open Standard for the
Smart Grid

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Leverage $1 trillion in
Internet investment

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Support any IP device or
web application

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Plug it in and “it just works"




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PHEV’s and the Smart Grid

CIDI internal

Combustion
engine

Integrated power electronics

Battery pack

Electric machine

5
-
speed

Manual transimission

& automated clutch

5
-
speed

Manual transimission

& automated clutch

Final drive

Final drive

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Increasing Urgency

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Regulatory Mandates


Smart Grid Initiatives

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Two Examples

Utility Company
A

Utility Company
B

Smart Grid ready

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What’s the Difference?

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The faster
-
moving utilities
were able to develop a
complete and perfect
strategy / vision for all of
their needs over the next
20 years

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Really….

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Start now with an open platform


Today’s products will develop


Today’s vision will expand


Today’s plan will change




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A closed/proprietary platform = stranded assets
and bridled value

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Where does an open platform take us…

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Steadily decreasing costs (Moore’s Law)


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Steadily increasing value (Metcalfe’s Law)


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Accelerating adoption of new devices and
applications


Ever
-
shorter innovation cycles = Time to Value