Introduction by Eli M. Noam, Lorenzo Maria Pupillo, Johann J. Kranz.- Smart Metering, Smart Grids, Smart Market Design by
Matthias Kurth.- Broadband ICT and Smart Grids: A Win-Win Approach by Stefano Nocentini, Roberto Gavazzi, Lorenzo Maria Pupillo.- Greener and Smarter: Information Technology can Improve the Environment in Many Ways by G. Vickery, A. Mickoleit.- From Carbon to Clean-How to Attract Investment in Smart Grid Infrastructures by Reed Hundt.- Mining Big Data to Transform Electricity by Miriam Horn, Marita Mirzatuny.- Direct and Indirect Effects of Mobile Networks on CO2 Emissions: A German Case Study by Bernd Sörries.- Broadband's Role in Smart Grid's Success: Seven Jurisdictional Challenges by Scott Hempling.- A Smart Future? The EU Digital Agenda Between Broadband, the Grid and Energy Efficiency by Beatrice Covassi da Encarnação.- Germany's Transition Toward an Energy System Based on Renewable Resources: An Overview.- Philip Mayrhofer, Benedikt Römer.- U.S. Energy Ecosystem: Entering a New Era? by Lawrence D. Plumb.- Challenges for Business Development in the Field of Smart Grids by Benedikt Römer, Philipp Reichhart, Johann J. Kranz, Arnold Picot.- Toward Competitive and Innovative Energy Service Markets: How to Establish a Level Playing Field for New Entrants and Established Players? by Johann J. Kranz, Arnold Picot.- Broadband Networks and Smart Grid: How Do We Build a Better Tomorrow? by Lillie Coney.- Energy Smart Metering Diffusion and Policy Issues by Lorenzo Maria Pupillo, Bérenger Serre.- SCADA for the Rest of Us: Unlicensed Bands Supporting Long-Range Communications by John M. Chapin, William H. Lehr.
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.
In particular, this book analyzes:
(1) the effects on climate change protection
(2) national energy and broadband politics
(3) regulatory approaches and requirements
(4) emerging business models
¿¿¿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¿