The Virtual Utility: Accounting, Technology & Competitive Aspects of the Emerging Industry

The Virtual Utility: Accounting, Technology & Competitive Aspects of the Emerging Industry

by Shimon Awerbuch
     
 
The virtual utility (VU) is a flexible collaboration of independent, market-driven entities that provide efficient energy service demanded by consumers without necessarily owning the corresponding assets. The VU becomes a metaphor for lean, flexible electricity production/delivery and flexible, customer-oriented energy service provision.
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The virtual utility (VU) is a flexible collaboration of independent, market-driven entities that provide efficient energy service demanded by consumers without necessarily owning the corresponding assets. The VU becomes a metaphor for lean, flexible electricity production/delivery and flexible, customer-oriented energy service provision.
Experience in manufacturing suggests that traditional engineering and accounting-based approaches to valuing radical innovations such as the VU are limited in that they fail to consider the full spectrum of benefits that new technologies may yield when fully exploited in a new production process. The purpose of this book is to identify new areas of research by presenting new academic and practitioner research intended to further our understanding of the strategic, technologically-driven issues confronting the electricity production/distribution process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461378273
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
10/28/2012
Series:
Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series, #26
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
Pages:
409
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

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