Power Breakfast for Sept. 30, 2015

Smart meters forecast; energy storage naysayer


powerbreakfastA nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • “The smart meters market is estimated to grow from an expected $11.1 billion in 2014 to $18.2 billion by 2019,” according to a new report about the global potential of smart meters, in conjunction with the development of smart grids.
  • David Keith, a professor of applied physics and public policy at Harvard University, is not convinced the economics of energy storage currently make sense. “Keith said his research doesn’t suggest that large-scale storage isn’t a good aspiration for the energy industry. His point is that because the economics are a long way off, policymakers shouldn’t offer tax incentives or subsidies to promote the field, which may or may not come along on its own,” Fortune writes.
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