Suggested reading: "Smart Energy: transition to a sustainable energy system"

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With the events and decisions of the year 2011 a new phase in the transition to a sustainable energy system was initiated. The recently published Springer book Smart Energy brings pursue answers to the question, what specific strategies and projects to policy makers, energy providers, technology providers and entrepreneurs in developing the energy sector. Renowned scientists and consultants explain a conceptual framework for innovative business models, the design of coordinated transitions, and promising future designs.

After it has been created in the first part of a strong conceptual basis, the second part deals with specific challenges, eg the questions of how the new rates for customers will experience how to use open innovation concepts and how companies develop international growth markets.

The third part of the book is the topic of energy efficiency, smart metering and smart buildings devoted. The authors show what to look for when using the new meter is and what the role of building automation. In the fourth part, the authors elaborate on the basis of the E-Energy model projects a roadmap for the long road to intelligent networks and point to the difficulties to be overcome here. The last part is the development of smart cities and the role of dedicated electric vehicles. Here, the authors treat alongside examples from Germany,
the perspective of countries like India.

The objective of the book to build bridges, is reflected in the breadth of authorship wi-the - are involved authors from the Ministry of Economy, major energy companies like E. ON and RWE, the regional utilities BKW, EWE, Mainova, MVV, Stadtwerke Kiel, Munster and WSV, the alternative provider LichtBlick, technology specialists, such as Cisco, Gira, Landis + Gyr, SAP, and Schneider Electric, the young company GreenPocket and Power Plus Communications, scientists at the RWTH Aachen, the ISM and the Wuppertal Institute and experienced consultants . From the overall view of the different positions creates a fascinating picture of an industry in transition, in which Germany has a key role.

The book is aimed at practitioners, researchers, teachers and students who are interested in the topics of strategy, technology and innovation and organization change and sustainability in the energy sector. Furthermore, it is also relevant for people from other areas that you want to gain deeper insights into a current policy field of central importance to our society.

Editor of the book are the founders of the Network Management Systems and high school teacher Prof. Dr. Hans-Gerd Servatius, the President of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind and trend scout Dirk Rohlfing. Introductions have contributed to the North Rhine-Westphalia Environment Minister Johannes Remmel and the Director of the Federal Association of Energy and Water Hildegard Mueller. The book is the result of a collaboration of 47 authors in 28 articles that illuminate the various aspects of the topic. You can buy the book at Amazone.

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