Try digitalPLUS for 10 days for only $0.99

Think Tanks

The promise of Utility 2.0

The promise of Utility 2.0

For those of us in Maryland who have suffered from unacceptable electric utility service — and that is most of us — there is light at the end of the tunnel. Utility executives, think tanks and energy experts all agree: There is a utility revolution coming. It is a revolution that has been created by the innovative might of technology that is more powerful, superior and totally antithetical to the existing antiquated utility system. We call it Utility 2.0. It literally turns the existing utility paradigm on its head. Instead of a top down, one-way, command and control construct, we get a bottom-up, consumer directed, dynamic and innovative system. Instead of a centralized system...