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Jon has over fifteen years experience in the decentralised energy and low carbon sectors. A founding director of Delta-ee, he leads our work with utilities, helping them develop decentralised energy and low carbon strategies and tactics. Jon’s expertise spans the decentralised energy space, with a particular interest in microgeneration, low carbon strategies and the integration of decentralised resources into energy systems. Previously Jon worked for Platts, managing E Source’s distributed energy research, and the UK’s Energy Saving Trust.

Partner or Competitor? As Engie takes control of tiko, we look at the latest dilemma in new energy

Photo from: https://www.engie.com/en/journalists/press-releases/tiko-intelligent-energy-systems-residential-market/

It’s finally been announced today that Engie has taken control of tiko (see press release). But tiko already has established relationships with some of Engie’s competitors, so this begs the question: to what degree will Engie’s competitors continue to be happy to use the tiko platform?

Let’s start by looking at the smart phone sector.

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The New Energy Letter: February 2019

Digitalisation, new services, channel disruptions, dynamic integrations with the electricity system: ‘New Heat’ has the potential to become one of the biggest pillars of the energy transition

Comfort in buildings is by far the largest ‘service’ that customers require energy for. It is typically 2 to 5 times the size of demand for appliances and for mobility in terms of household kWhs. It’s not discretionary. And there is a huge market of €100s billions across Europe for the fuel, hardware in home, and related services.

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European Utility Week confirms Electric Vehicles and Demand Side Response as important parts of the energy mix

Given that European Utility Week has been held yearly for the last 20 years, it’s a testament to the innovation and ideas coming out of the energy industry, showcasing new technologies and sharing ideas and insights.

On the Delta-ee team visit to EUW in Vienna, the key themes coming out of the event were clear: Electric Vehicles – especially their interaction with the electricity system – and Demand Side Response.

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The New Energy Letter: August 2018

The New Energy Letter is a new resource which will be published quarterly throughout the year. In this edition, Delta-ee Director Jon Slowe looks at the importance of Electric Vehicles to utilities going forward. This was originally published on LinkedIn.

 

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Understanding the EV customer

In the energy sector, we hear a lot of discussion about “the customer”. On the one hand this is great to hear; a sign that an industry that hasn’t traditionally been customer centric is now gradually becoming more so. But it’s also a horrible generalisation – one that we have also been guilty of.

Of course, there is no such thing as the customer, especially when it comes to electric vehicles. There are myriad different customer ‘types’, differing in a multitude of ways, from hard characteristics such as their driving habits or whether they have off road parking, to soft characteristics such as attitudes, values and preferences.

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Electric Vehicle event suggests a lack of customer focus

I attended the IQPC E-Mobility Charging in Europe event in Berlin last week. It brought together a great mix of people from across the automotive, utility, charging network and oil company sectors. Here are my three takeaways from the event.

1. There’s a lack of focus on customers.

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