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Broadband Networks, Smart Grids and Climate Change

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  • Investigates the convergence of energy and information and communication technologies

  • Adresses the role of ICT in mitigating climate change

  • Looks at the interdependence between broadband network and smart grids, and the environmental impacts of smart grids/broadband networks?

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • Eli M. Noam, Lorenzo Maria Pupillo, Johann J. Kranz
      Pages 3-8
  3. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Smart Grid Developments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Broadband ICT and Smart Grids: A Win-Win Approach

      • Stefano Nocentini, Roberto Gavazzi, Lorenzo Maria Pupillo
      Pages 17-31
    3. Mining Big Data to Transform Electricity

      • Miriam Horn, Marita Mirzatuny
      Pages 47-58
  4. National Energy and Broadband Plans

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 73-73
  5. Smart Grid Business Strategies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119
    2. U.S. Energy Ecosystem: Entering a New Era?

      • Lawrence D. Plumb
      Pages 121-134
    3. Challenges for Business Development in the Field of Smart Grids

      • Benedikt Römer, Philipp Reichhart, Johann J. Kranz, Arnold Picot
      Pages 135-155
  6. Policy and Regulatory Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-173

About this book

In smart grids the formerly separated worlds of energy and telecommunication converge to an interactive and automated energy supply system. Driven by social, legal, and economic pressures, energy systems around the globe are updated with information and communication technology. These investments aim at enhancing energy efficiency, securing affordable energy supply, and mitigate climate change. In Broadband Networks, Smart Grids and Climate Change, renowned scholars and managers from the fields of energy and telecommunication address key questions related to technological, strategic, and regulatory issues revealing consequences and opportunities for businesses evolving with smart grids.

 

“IT has transformed many industries—now it is energy’s turn! This important book will guide readers through ‘smart grids,’ the interconnection of broadband and energy systems and its implications: more efficient, ‘greener’ and more responsive to consumers/producers.”

Leonard Waverman, Dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and Fellow of the London Business School

 

“The energy supply system will change dramatically in the years to come, and information and communication technologies will play a pivotal role in this transition. If you wish to understand in-depth how policy, regulation and businesses can leverage and harness this transition for sustainable economic growth this book offers an excellent starting point.”

Dr. Ingo Vogelsang, Professor of Economics, Boston University

 

“A persuasive linking of three major policy inquiries through the advanced technologies for each. Celebration of technology is fine, but perspective about it is still better.  Makes for a timely course—all in one collection.” 

Douglas N. Jones, Professor (emeritus) of Regulatory Economics, The John Glenn School of Public Affairs and Director (emeritus), The National Regulatory Research Institute, The Ohio State University.

 

“To developed countries smart grids offer an enormous opportunity to decarbonize their energy supply systems. But also for emerging countries the synergies between information and communication technologies and the energy system establish opportunities for economic growth without wasting resources and environmental degradation. For both initial situations this book offers valuable insights for scholars, policy makers and practitioners.”

Dr. Joachim von Braun, Director of the Center for Development  Research (ZEF Bonn)  and Professor of Economics and Technological Change, University of Bonn

 

Keywords

  • Broadband Networks
  • Climate Change
  • Electric Utilities
  • Energy Regulation
  • Smart Grid
  • Smart Metering

Editors and Affiliations

  • Columbia Business School, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, New York, USA

    Eli M. Noam

  • Telecom Italia, Roma, Italy

    Lorenzo Maria Pupillo

  • Goettingen, Germany

    Johann J. Kranz

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Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4614-5266-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)