The energy utility industry is undergoing a major transformation. The cost of solar power and energy storage is dropping. The rapidly increasing use of affordable renewable power generation is triggering new types of consumer and community behaviour. New players are using new technology to enter traditional energy utility markets.

These changes represent unique opportunities for utilities and communities to work with. Utilities can help communities get organised, and manage their distributed power production, storage and consumption. These changes also create potential risk for those utilities that aren’t engaged.

Capgemini Community Power Models and Technologies are available to help. We are working with and for utilities to innovate in the use of the Internet of Things and big data. Community Power Models engage utilities, communities, consumers and other key stakeholders, in a way that focuses on community power goals. Community Power Technologies are orchestrated by business rules that manage the flow of information across the Internet of Things.