Perhaps 2016 should have taught us not to make predictions. But what fun is that?
This year my In/Out list indicates the energy landscape is going to be…complicated. Contradictory, unexpected, and disruptive too. Yes, I do believe we live in a world where both “natural monopolies” are out and “electricity re-regulation” is in. The democratization and decentralization already transforming information may finally hit old-school energy this year. Utilities might never be “out” exactly, but the rise of consumer-centric business models and corporate renewable buyers (also, by the way, “in” last year) is accelerating.
Even though “facts” are out, I’m optimistic. It’s going to be an interesting 2017. Start working on your avatar now.
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